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El Naranjo in Austin Launches Happy Hour

El Naranjo, Austin’s celebrated authentic Mexican restaurant helmed by 2022 James Beard Award-winning Chef Iliana de la Vega and her partner Ernesto Torrealba, expands their offerings with the launch of their much-anticipated Happy Hour, perfect for celebrating the season with a toast and an authentic Mexican bite.   Plus, seasonal December menu additions, featuring a Ponche flavored tequila-based cocktail […]

wagamama to Open First Texas Location in Dallas

wagamama is entering new markets with its first Texas location on Dallas’ Harry Hines Boulevard. The full-service and high-energy dining concept is inspired by fast-paced Japanese ramen bars and showcases a fresh take on Asian plates. Translated as “naughty child,” the concept offers a variety of signature noodle dishes, ramens, shareables, juices and craft cocktails […]

Fogo de Chão Inks Lease at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in NYC

Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil that allows guests to make culinary discoveries at every turn, announced today the signing of a lease agreement for its fourth New York City location joining existing restaurants in Midtown Manhattan, and Queens, with an upcoming location in Brooklyn at City Point. The new 5,009-square-foot restaurant is […]

Walk-On’s Opens in La Porte, Texas

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, the nationally renowned sports bar and restaurant brand, announced the grand opening of its latest restaurant in La Porte, Texas on Monday, December 4th. This exciting expansion brings the Walk-On’s way to the heart of the La Porte community, adding a fresh flavor to the local dining scene. Open Sunday-Thursday from 11-11pm and […]

Rock N Roll Sushi Releases its Own Sake

Ready to sake? Rock N Roll Sushi has launched its very own branded sake in selected markets. Sake is the national beverage of Japan and is becoming hugely popular in the United States. Rock N Roll Sushi is already changing how Americans experience sushi — and now its collaboration with Arkansas-based Origami Sake aims to change the way fans […]

JINYA Ramen Bar to Partner with Nakamura Ramen for Pop-Up Event in Honolulu

Los Angeles-based JINYA Ramen Bar and New York-based Nakamura Ramen are collaborating to bring a one-of-a-kind, bi-coastal ramen experience to guests in Honolulu on December 9 and 10. World-renowned Chef Shigetoshi Nakamura from Nakamura Ramen will accompany JINYA’s Corporate Executive Chef, Chef Kazuya Takebe – who is coming to Hawaii from Los Angeles – and JINYA Hawaii’s Executive Chef, […]

Another Broken Egg Introduces ‘Give Brunch, Get Brunch’ Gift Card Promotion

Another Broken Egg Cafe, a leading upscale breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant brand, announced an exciting “Give Brunch, Get Brunch” gift card promotion taking place throughout the holiday season. “Every year we all put our energy into finding the perfect gifts for those around us, but we want to reward gift-givers with something for themselves […]

Shuckin’ Shack Raises $80K for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Shuckin’ Shack Raises $80K for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society After a month-long community party that spanned 16 cities and 3,500 miles, Shuckin’ Shack, the oyster bar franchise, is celebrating $80,000 raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Its 2023 Fresh & Raw Tour, presented in partnership with Truist, was a major hit, spotlighting […]

Black Bear Diner Opens First Location in Fort Worth

Black Bear Diner announced that it has officially opened the doors to its first diner in Fort Worth, Texas. Family-dining restaurant brand, Black Bear Diner, officially opened in Alliance, a town within Fort Worth, TX. Located at 9501 N. Freeway, the corporate-owned diner is 5,001 sq. ft and has a seating capacity of 154. The […]

Rock N Roll Sushi Donates $16,500 to Local High School

Rock N Roll Sushi wrapped up their initial Reach and Teach fundraiser with a check donation for $16,500 on Thursday, at Jackson High School in Jackson, Ala. Rock N Roll Sushi just launched their relationship this fall with the non-profit as a way to support student musicians and entrepreneurs, while staying true to their brand’s culture and love […]

Dae Gee Korean BBQ Opens First U.S. Franchise in Fort Wayne

Dae Gee Korean BBQ has opened its first U.S. franchised location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “When looking for a franchise brand to bring to Fort Wayne, Dae Gee was the only concept that really stood out to us,” says franchise owner Sam Choe. “We’re excited to bring Dae Gee’s great food, endless flavors, and interactive […]