Independents

Independents

Taste Test: New York City’s $50 Cup of Coffee

19 hours ago

A $50 cup of coffee may not be worth it for buyers, but it is certainly worth much more than that in terms of marketing.

Design

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Design Has a ‘More Is More’ Moment

1 day ago

Distinctive elements will dominate in restaurant design through 2018. Bold color choices, stand-out patterns, text-heavy neon signage, and witty branding will shape identities for new spaces, and the perceptions of those who experience them— virtually or otherwise.

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Restaurants Use Experiences to Fight Delivery Boom

2 days ago

The in-restaurant experience is changing, and it’s a direct result of new technologies aimed at making our lives simpler. Sometimes the tech creates a threat, as has happened with delivery. And sometimes it creates opportunity, as we see in the ways smart restaurants are addressing said threat.

Independents

Leading London Restaurant Is Experimenting With Congestion Pricing

1 week ago

This is no different than early week specials, but certainly the Bob Bob team and others will watch closely to see if it makes Friday night diners question why their food is more expensive when they've jumped through multiple hoops just to get a seat.

Independents

Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson’s Locol Will Open in a San Jose Whole Foods

2 weeks ago

This announcement falls right in line with the growing trend of restaurants + retail, but a partnership with Whole Foods seems out of line with Locol's original mission to serve healthy food in underprivileged communities.

Independents

Some of the U.S.’s Best Butchers Are Also Restaurants

2 weeks ago

The best restaurants in 2018 will continue to be experiences that can't be replicated elsewhere. And it's hard to do this at home or at a chain (or via delivery).

Independents

Where the Finance Industry Dined Out in New York City This Year

3 weeks ago

It's interesting to see how well this matches up with many other of the city's best restaurants lists.

Independents

The EU’s War on Kebabs Has a Delicious Ending for Now

1 month ago

With all the bad news coming out of the restaurant world this week, we needed a good meat on a spit story with a happy ending.

Independents

Ken Friedman’s Times Takedown Details Key Problems Facing the Industry

1 month ago

Ken Friedman is the latest industry boldface name to face accusations of inappropriate and abusive behavior, and has stepped away from his job as a result. As these stories continue to come to light, we must work to identify the underlying problems to repair the damage and move forward.

Independents

One of America’s Best Independent Pizza Joints Just Sold for Less Than $700,000

1 month ago

We'd love to see independents valued at a much higher level than this.

Independents

Singapore’s Superior Cocktail Culture Is Attracting Serious Talent

1 month ago

Singapore's cocktail bars have figured out that the experience comes first, not the price (which is high in this city), and have created businesses that clearly stand out from their peers.

Operations

Vegan Restaurants Move From the Fringe to the Spotlight

2 months ago

Consumers' demand for organic, locally sourced dining is giving rise to restaurants that specialize in a particular food philosophy, showing others what it's like when your operations match your marketing.