Midcentury Meets Mediterranean at La Sirena in NYC

Finding restaurants with large, comfortable alfresco dining spaces in New York City is no small task. So when word leaked that La Bottega, an Italian restaurant fronted by an expansive outdoor plaza at the Maritime Hotel, would be closing, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group (B&BHG) jumped at the opportunity. 

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Cowboy Chicken Goes from Kitsch to Cool with New Prototype

When Dallas-based Cowboy Chicken launched its franchise program in 2009, the company set a goal of growing into first a regional and then a national brand. The chain’s menu, featuring wood-fired rotisserie chicken, fit right in with the growing fast-casual sector and a burgeoning consumer desire for wholesome, authentic food.

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Form + Function: Restaurant Acoustics

Finding the right soundscape requires balancing art and science.

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Crafted Americana at The Ridge

A destination in the Midwest for golf vacations, weddings and more, The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva, Wis., revamped its dining spaces to go along with a new lobby, reception area, coffee bar and other upgrades as part of a $4.5 million renovation.

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History and Modernity Meet at Provisions 1908

Built in 1908, the Fairview Inn is a boutique bed and breakfast within a converted mansion in the historic district of Jackson, Miss. Its fine dining restaurant, Provisions 1908, opened at the top of 2016 after a gut rehab of existing space.

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bite-sized buzz for January

A round up of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including milestones for Erbert & Gerbert’s, Johnny Rockets and DineEquity, mergers and acquisitions, links to news you need to know.

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