Somerset Captures the Kennedys, Oak Steakhouse Offers Nashville-Style Fine Dining, Rotolo’s New Prototype, and Much More

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October 26, 2017

Somerset Opens with Kennedyesque Leisure Theme

Somerset Opens with Kennedyesque Leisure Theme

Inspired by the heyday of the Kennedyesque leisure set, Somerset opened last month in the Viceroy Hotel on Chicago’s Gold Coast. The operation is a partnership between Chef Lee Wolen and Boka Restaurant Group, with interior design by AvroKO.

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Oak Steakhouse Offers Fine Dining with a Nashville Feel

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Part of The Indigo Road restaurant group, Oak Steakhouse is a regional fine-dining chain with four locations in the Southeastern United States. According to Anna McGrady, interior designer with The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, each Oak location is given a unique look, and this particular restaurant opened up in a new shell building with 35-foot-high ceilings.

Rotolo’s Pizzeria Debuts New Prototype

Baton Rouge, La.-based Rotolo’s Pizzeria debuted its third location — and its new prototype. Located in the restaurant chain’s hometown, this marks Rotolo’s 23rd location in Louisiana and its 31st system wide. The 4,500-square-foot Craft & Crust prototype also serves as the brand’s flagship.

Coffee-to-Cocktails Slipstream Opens Second DC Location

Slipstream Opens Second DC Location

Based in Washington, D.C., Slipstream is a hybrid concept. In the morning, the operation offers coffee and breakfast items like frittatas and yogurt with granola. In the evening, it serves craft cocktails along with sandwiches, salads and small bites.

bite-sized buzz for October

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including a bunch of international development deals, mergers and acquisitions, news on Denny’s, Domino’s, Arby’s and more.

Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ

Ferris Wheelers Creates its Own Landmark

They say everything’s bigger in Texas — and it’s not just a saying at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ. The restaurant's owners, This & That Concepts, created not just a barbecue joint but an outdoor space filled with games, activities and, yes, a working Ferris wheel for guests to ride.

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