Trend: Elevated Airport Fare

Air travel may be more cramped and less hospitable than ever, but what passengers have lost in terms of the on-board experience is being more than made up for on the ground. Modern airports are becoming oases where travelers with time to kill can relax and enjoy all manner of goods and services, from massages and manicures to high-tech workstations, wine bars, specialty coffee shops, play parks, art exhibits and even pet patios. And they can dine — oh, can they dine. Along with traditional concessions and familiar restaurant chains, airports are bringing finer dining, often developed by award-winning local and regional chefs, into the mix. Here’s a taste.

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Form + Function: Prepare for Takeout

Operators have several options when making room for takeout within a restaurant’s four walls. They can decide to renovate their existing dining room, or they can open new restaurant locations with ample space built in to accommodate takeout customers. Either way, operators have a host of things to consider when making room for takeout operations.

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Design Market: 5 Must-See Miami Restaurants

Five restaurants you won't want to miss on your next trip to Miami.

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Reader’s Choices: Deborah L. English

Deborah L. English, IIDA, CCID, founder and president, D L English Design in Pasadena, Calif., specializes in designing destinations within places, often dining spaces in grocery stores. Her 40-person firm has completed hundreds of projects for companies such as Whole Foods Market, Irvine Company, Bristol Farms and Soriana in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Fazoli’s Takes the Next Step Toward Revival

Any concept with with the staying power to last 27 years is going to experience some ups and downs. Fazoli’s, an Italian fast-casual chain out of Lexington, Ky., is no different.

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Doc B’s Stresses Community Via Design

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen is an emerging “fresh casual” dining chain that recently opened a location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The project was designed by DMCA Architecture, with RCC Associates serving as the contractor and The Ruzika Company handling lighting design.

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