Independents

Independents

Restaurant Wine Lists Are Finally Getting Shorter

4 days ago

Nobody likes to stare down a hefty book of wine choices at a restaurant and pretend like they know what they're doing. Shorter, more tightly curated wine lists make more sense for staff and diners alike.

Independents

The Megatrends Defining Restaurants in 2019

5 days ago

Consider this your essential industry cheat sheet for 2019.

Independents

Building a Restaurant Group With More Than One Project at a Time

2 weeks ago

Chefs moving into hotel restaurants aren’t tying themselves to one huge company but instead wielding influence in a number of different places. Here’s how L.A.’s Casey Lane handles several projects simultaneously while keeping his own brand intact.

Food

Great Restaurants Probably Won’t Save UK Malls

2 weeks ago

The state of UK retail is only slightly weaker than that of the country's weak chain restaurant industry. Neither is going to save the other any time soon.

Design

Designing a Growing Restaurant Group in Charleston, S.C.

4 weeks ago

In Charleston, S.C. restaurant partners Brooks Reitz and Tim Mink are creating restaurants with much more in mind than just food.

Independents

The Best New Dish in NYC This Year Is a Cocktail From an Old Deli

4 weeks ago

This is more a testament to the challenging conditions at restaurants in major markets than it is an endorsement of creativity at quality cocktail bars.

Operations

Daniel Patterson Tries to Change the Rules for Building a Restaurant Empire

4 weeks ago

The last year has offered a lot of teaching moments and introspection for restaurateurs. Umbrellas like Daniel Patterson’s Alta Group are tackling big issues like closing the pay gap and supporting racial and gender equity, one restaurant at a time.

Independents

Moscow Finally Has Restaurants Worth Talking About

1 month ago

Moscow spent the first two decades plus after the collapse of the USSR creating food for people who could afford to waste money. Thanks to the combination of sanctions and the World Cup, that's now changed.

Independents

How Reduced Hours Refined a Restaurant’s Reach

2 months ago

Work-life-balance doesn't have to be a foreign phrase in restaurants, but making the work part profitable enough to allow for life and balance is a challenge unless you find the right formula.

Independents

Why Surge Pricing and Blockchain Tracking at Restaurants Aren’t Far Off

2 months ago

As far as trends go, we'd much rather talk about innovations like variable pricing (the new happy hour?) and blockchain sourcing than silly things like robot kitchens.

Independents

The Brains Behind New Orleans’ Most Famous Restaurant Are Selling Picnic Food

2 months ago

Plenty of chefs are opening casual restaurants, but it’s a dramatic move for the chef and co-owner of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Still, Picnic Provisions and Whiskey had the blessing of the late restaurant matriarch Ella Brennan.

Independents

Albert Adrià Expands His Restaurant Group to London

2 months ago

We are seeing a new wave of food concepts from high-profile chefs who are thinking beyond the confines of the traditional dining room.