Independents innovate, chains imitate. The great ideas start small, then build momentum and spark knockoffs. We surveyed the landscape and put the spotlight on four concepts that have potential to alter the dining scene in a variety of ways.
Wes Rowe couldn’t be having a better time with his first restaurant. When we caught up with him on a Wednesday night in April, he was laughing and relaxing with guests at his brand new San Francisco restaurant, WesBurger n’ More, in the city’s Mission District. The line was literally out the door.