While some retail storefronts shutter, others are branching out and creating destinations for shoppers. Some are even turning shoppers into diners. Increasingly,
Joe Maddon may no longer be skipper of the Chicago Cubs, but his legacy will live long in Chicago. It was Maddon, after all, who led the oft-maligned, “loveable loser”
In an attempt to boost brand awareness and generate catering sales iconic Chicago restaurant chain Portillo’s set up a pop-up shop in a suburban mall.
True Foods Kitchen opened its second Chicago-area location. Located in suburban Oak Brook, this 9,000-square-foot space features a mix of indoor and outdoor areas.
Chicago-based Tortello is designed to celebrate pasta and the pasta making process.
Veggie Grill, a plant-based fast-casual restaurant chain opened a location in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.
Fulton Galley, the food hall by Pittsburgh-based Galley Group, has opened in Chicago’s busy West Loop neighborhood amidst construction cranes, countless restaurants and
Just as U.S. craft brewers have taken European beer styles and given them uniquely American twists, so have designers adapted the European beer hall for an
In this Q&A, Dwayne MacEwan, principal and creative director of DMAC Architecture, provides insight into his firm’s design for Greenwood American Kitchen and Bar,
The 2019 James Beard Awards were Monday, May 6, 2019, and four restaurants took home awards for restaurant design.
The James Beard Foundation announced the nominees for the 2019 James Beard Awards which covers nearly 60 categories, including Restaurant Design.
JoJo's Milk Bar serves up elevated comfort food and over-the-top desserts in a highly Instagrammable space in Chicago.
New York-based Tao Group operates see-and-be-seen restaurants and nightclubs on three continents. One of the company’s latest ventures
Prosecco, a popular upscale Italian restaurant in Chicago, got a major facelift with the help of Chicago-based ...
Seoul Taco, the Korean-Mexican fast-casual fusion chain, plans to open restaurants in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and in the
It took nearly 10 years for Emmanuel Nony and Chef/Partner Andrew Zimmerman to add a second restaurant after their first, Sepia, led the Chicago’s collection of
One Off Hospitality is opening a second location of bourbon- and taco-focused ...
Renowned chef Rick Bayless has operated Chicago’s Topolobompo
The look of an operation should always align with the quality of its food. That simple statement drives plenty of redesigns, including the project recently completed by
Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip announced multiple new store openings and construction in the Middle East.
Sisters and partners Amy and Clodagh Lawless of The Gage and Acanto in Chicago have opened the doors to their
California Pizza Kitchen opened its first restaurant in Australia at the landmark Hillarys Boat Harbour in
As more fine-dining chefs look for alternative revenue streams to offset narrowing profits, they’re exploring casual concepts. Partners Tony Priolo and Ciro
Former Charlie Trotter Alums and Chefs John and Karen Shields opened their first Chicago restaurant in the West Loop neighborhood. The dual-concept ...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced its official return to Chicagoland after a seven-year hiatus and amidst a continuing artisan
Meat-centric, dining-to-nightlife concept
Amy and Clodagh Lawless, from the family behind Chicago’s successful The Gage restaurant, have opened
Diverse, chef-driven food, local culture and community all under one great big roof? Meet the modern food hall, a fast-growing phenomenon that is completely rewriting the
Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood saw a new addition to its nightlife scene with Joy District, a new, multi-level
Transforming a restaurant from one distinctive brand to a very differently themed establishment is hard enough. Try
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