Restaurant F&B News and Trends

Restaurant news and trends for all things food and beverage—what’s smokin’, what’s sweet, what’s most successful. From the hottest ingredients to the newest techniques, gourmet foods to easy dishes—FSR is serving up features with ideas and insights to keep your menus fresh.


Farmers Harvest to Chefs’ Orders

Instead of subscribing to the notion that the closest proximity dictates the highest supply quality, Spoonbar, a restaurant in Healdsburg, California, found a way to tap into a wider range of micro

Dickson and Adams Team Up to Open PICNIC in Durham

“Barbecue Man” Wyatt Dickson and chef/partner Ben Adams have teamed up with Green Button Farm’s Ryan Butler to open PICNIC, a modern roadside barbecue joint located in Durham, Nor

Abigaile Names Paul Papantonio New Brewmaster

Abigaile, the original restaurant and test kitchen concept from restaurant group Blackhouse Hospitality in Hermosa Beach, California, recently appointed new brewmaster Paul Papantonio.

The Warwick Melrose Hotel Welcomes New Executive Chef

The Landmark Restaurant inside the Warwick Melrose Hotel announced the hire of Executive Chef Patrick McElroy to oversee all culinary operations in the hotel.

Ruth's Chris Launches National Five-Course Pairing Series

Ruth's Chris Steak House will launch of a series of six national pairing dinners beginning with the "Taste of Spain" wine dinner on February 25 at 95 participating restaurants across

Raven & Rose Puts Daniel Mondok at the Helm of the Kitchen

The beginning of 2016 marked the third anniversary of Raven & Rose restaurant and The Rookery Bar, housed in the Portland, Oregon’s Art District’s historic Ladd Carriage House from

Making the Transition from Café to Full-Service Restaurant

At its core, Villa Cemita’s decision to transition from a café to a full-service concept was rooted in the message.

Sbraga Goes South

Philadelphia native and chef Kevin Sbraga, who runs the successful restaurants Sbraga and The Fat Ham in his hometown, was amazed when two Southern developers journeyed to the City of Brotherly Lov

Designs on Food

Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar has brought comfortably luxurious steakhouse dining back to Manhattan, and Tommy Bahama is rolling out its island cuisine and resort-minded ambiance in white-tablecloth settings from New York City to Waikiki to Tokyo. In both, the food and restaurant become a natural extension of the designer brand.

Heartwood Provisions Opens in Seattle in Early February

Heartwood Provisions, a contemporary American restaurant constructed around an intricate pairing program, announced that it opens February 8 at First and Spring in the heart of downtown Seattle.