Restaurant F&B News and Trends

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Chef Sophina Uong Repeats at San Francisco Lamb Jam

Chef Sophina Uong of Revival Bar + Kitchen took first place for the second consecutive year at the San Francisco Lamb Jam, winning in the categories of “Best of Show” and “Best As

McKendrick's Steak House Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

McKendrick’s Steak House, an independently owned, classic American steakhouse in Atlanta, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in November.

Stella San Jac Opens Its Doors in Austin

Stella San Jac, an Austin-American inspired restaurant located on the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and Fifth Street in Austin, Texas, officially opened its doors on July 16.

Alfa Piehouse Launches First Cafe with Washington, D.C., Opening

Alfa Piehouse a restaurant specializing in Greek cuisine, opened its first café on Monday in Washington, D.C.

J&G Grill Appoints Oliver Deboise Mendez as Chef de Cuisine

Bernard de Villèle, general director of The St. Regis Mexico City, announced the appointment of Chef Olivier Deboise Mendez as chef de cuisine of J&G Grill Mexico, effective August 1.

Carmello’s Wins Wine Spectator’s 2015 Award of Excellence

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Virginia, recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2015 Award of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year.

Chino Latino Unveils New Menu Inspired by McKee, Nelson's Travels

Coinciding with its 15th anniversary and inspired by the travels of James Beard Award winner Tim McKee and Executive Chef Tyge Nelson, Chino Latino debuted an array of new dishes and drinks.

Revamped Café Spiaggia Reopens After Seven Weeks

Café Spiaggia, the sister restaurant of Spiaggi, reopened July 16 after a seven-week renovation. 

Compass Group USA and California Growers’ Hone in on Imperfect Produce

Compass Group's Imperfectly Delicious Produce (IDP) program, developed in partnership with subsidiary Bon Appetit Management Company, launched in 2014 to fight food and water waste by "res

Chicago Food and Wine Festival Announces Details for Grand Tasting

Chicago Food and Wine Festival announced the scheduled exhibitors for the Grand Tasting, held at Lincoln Park from August 29-30.