Patricia Hochwarth

In This Corner: Food Fight 
IDEA GUY: Food Fight President Schiro runs a lean, but fun, operation and believes in sharing the wealth. HAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT: Chef Kevin Tubb combines
Search & Rescue 
STRONG THEMES: The six-unit Napa Valley Grille (below) captures the spirit of that popular region, while charming Cafe del Rey (above) makes the most
That's Special! 
By Patricia Hochwarth Most Wanted: A menu special does not have to be fancy. It simply has to be desirable. Thy Daily Fish: Cafe del Rey in Marina del
Blackbird Soars 
Paul Kahan CLEAN: Blackbird's clean, sophisticated look, a James Beard Award winner, puts the emphasis on Kahan's food. Take a look at Blackbird's Chef
The Beat Goes On 
BELOVED: After eight years, Balthazar has become a New York City fixture and destination. When renowned New York restaurateur Keith McNally and co-chefs
Kings of Cool 
Boa Katana Sushi Roku PLAYING IT COOL: The brains behind Innovative Dining Group are (from left) Lee Maen, Michael Cardenas, Philip Cummins and Craig
Veni, Vidi, Vici... Vetri 
KING VETRI: Marc Vetri has created for Philadelphia one of America's best Italian restaurants in the country. When the accolades for a restaurant start
The Genius of Restaurant Week 
Tribeca Grill COVERS UP: New York's Montrachet is among the city's high-profile operations participating in Restaurant Week. WIN-WIN: Myriad Restaurant
Smooth Operators 
THE LINEUP GRAND ST. CAF... - Kansas City Sophisticated and stylish, Grand St. Caf has maintained its status as one of the places to be in the Kansas
Sizzle, Steak... And More 
Havana Club NOW, RICKY: Babalu Grill teams a mean mojito with Nuevo Latino delicacies. Blue Sea Grill MUCHO GUSTO: Babalu Grill's colorful signage and
Shipshape at Landry's 
At a Glance Headquarters: Houston Years in business: founded in 1980; went public in 1993 Founder and CEO: Tilman Fertitta Units: approx. 300 2003 Sales:
The Gospel According to CHIPOTLE 
At a Glance Headquarters: Denver, COYears in Business: 11Founder and CEO: Steve EllsUnits: 320Number of Employees: 6,500 plus 100 corporatePartner: McDonald's
Shoney's Shapes Up 
Rodger Head doesn't mince words when describing the recent dark days of Shoney's. "The brand was terribly mismanaged. It had 12 years of deferred maintenance
Shoneys Shapes Up 
TOP 100 CHAIN PROFILE TOP 100 CHAIN PROFILE Pulled from the brink of disaster by new ownership and a take-charge leader, Shoneys fights to regain the
Lookin Good in the Neighborhood 
At 1,500 units and growing, Applebees At 1,500 units and growing, Applebees is casual dinings big kid on the block. Lookin Good in the Neighborhood Behind
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