Gina LaVecchia Ragone

LaVecchia Ragone
The $25 challenge: Five operators create a value-driven menu 
Five operators create a value-driven menu positioned to compete with the large chains.
10 new restaurants we're dying to try
Check out these 10 noteworthy new restaurants from around the country.
Kick Apps: 5 tools to help you work smarter
These five apps can make restaurant owners and managers more efficient.
Quill, Dallas.
Great Room: Quill delivers glamour in Dallas Design District
Creating a lounge in Dallas's chic design district calls for a creative vision and attention to detail. Coevál Studio delivers the goods at Quill.
Trend watch: the rise of food halls 
More restaurants opening in food halls
5Church, Atlanta
7 restaurants we're dying to try
Here are seven new restaurants from across the country that have piqued our interest.
5Church Atlanta
5Church expands to Atlanta

With a flagship restaurant in Charlotte, NC and a second in Charleston, SC, 5Church combines a technique-driven menu, Southern hospitality and edgy interior design. The third incarnation of the modern American concept opens in Atlanta this week.

Rapp Session, Richmond, VA
Cashing in on retail
Grocers are expanding their carryout offerings and even offering more dine-in options. At the other end of the spectrum, traditional restaurants are discovering the profit potential of retail.
Kick Apps: Rule your work life with these digital tools
Mobile apps can be complete time wasters or a way to make your work life easier, more productive and more fulfilling.
Great Room: Inside the stunning Morimoto Asia

A new restaurant from Iron Chef star and restaurateur Masaharu Morimoto opened its doors in Orlando recently, and it is spectacular.

Studio V Architecture, New York collaborated with Morimoto and Patina Restaurant Group, Morimoto’s partner for the project, to create the vast, pan-Asian restaurant, Morimoto Asia.


Studio V principal Jay Valgora set out to combine the Disney Springs property’s industrial history and a contemporary sensibility.


Meet four game-changing concepts 
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.
Philadelphia's Double Knot packs plenty in small space 

Making the most of multiple dayparts and coming up with something new and buzz-worthy are two essential elements of restaurant success.

In Philadelphia, Michael Schulson is succeeding on both fronts with his new restaurant Double Knot, positioned as a café by day and cocktail lounge/sushi bar/izakaya by night.

Stephen Kalt reinvents his NYC concept for L.A. 
Stephen Kalt recreated his successful New York Mediterranean restaurant for 2016 Los Angeles.
Next-gen Stefani makes her mark with MAD Social 
Gina Stefani opens up about MAD Social, Stefani's Signature Restaurants' first new restaurant in 14 years.
Wesburger: San Francisco’s newest burger hot spot 

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.

Penton Restaurant Group

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