Owner Interviews http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6827/more en Self-taught chef finds career change pays off http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/self-taught-chef-finds-career-change-pays <div class="node-body audio-body">Meherwan Irani went from corporate America to owning his own restaurants</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/self-taught-chef-finds-career-change-pays" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2016/02/roulogopromo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" 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href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/kornick-morton-plan-dmks-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/kornick-morton-plan-dmks-future#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:08:00 +0000 51141 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>David Morton and Michael Kornick</p> Lindsey Becker Stephane Bombet takes measured approach to growth http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/stephane-bombet-takes-measured-approach-growth <div class="field-deck"> The prolific restaurateur talks about the competitive L.A. market, and his two new concepts, Viviane and Hanjip. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bombet Hospitality Group recently opened two noteworthy additions to the Los Angeles dining scene, Viviane and Hanjip</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/stephane-bombet-takes-measured-approach-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/stephane-bombet-takes-measured-approach-growth#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators New Restaurant Concepts Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:49:00 +0000 51121 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Stephane Bombet</p> Bombet Hospitality Group Moby opens restaurant for a cause http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/moby-opens-restaurant-cause <div class="node-body article-body">Singer-songwriter Moby has launched Little Pine, a vegan bistro where all proceeds fund animal welfare causes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/moby-opens-restaurant-cause" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/moby-opens-restaurant-cause#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:27:00 +0000 51011 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>&quot;It has to advance the cause of veganism, and it has to look nice, and the music has to be good.&quot;<em>&mdash;Moby</em></p> Little Pine Iconic Rose Cafe redefined for the times http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/iconic-rose-cafe-redefined-times <div class="field-deck"> The Venice Beach eatery, a neighborhood surfer hangout, got a makeover to match changing demographics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Venice Beach eatery, a neighborhood surfer hangout, got a makeover to match changing demographics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/iconic-rose-cafe-redefined-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/iconic-rose-cafe-redefined-times#comments Owner Interviews New Restaurant Concepts Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:49:00 +0000 50841 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The original Rose Cafe opened in 1979.</p> Pascal Shirley Okipoki latest player in poke segment http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/okipoki-latest-player-poke-segment <div class="field-deck"> As restaurants serving the raw fish bowls pop up along the West Coast, Steve Chen hopes guests will appreciate his elevated approach. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As restaurants serving the raw fish poke bowls pop up along the West Coast, Steve Chen hopes his guests will appreciate Okipoki's elevated approach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/okipoki-latest-player-poke-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/okipoki-latest-player-poke-segment#comments Owner Interviews Food Trends New Restaurant Concepts Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:18:00 +0000 50501 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>With its raw bar format, Okipoki, in downtown L.A., repositions the raw fish appetizers as full meals.</p> Okipoki Josiah Citrin taps into cravings with Charcoal Venice http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/josiah-citrin-taps-cravings-charcoal-venice <div class="field-deck"> Fine dining chef and restaurateur sizzles and smokes in new casual concept. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fine dining chef and restaurateur sizzles and smokes in new casual concept.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/josiah-citrin-taps-cravings-charcoal-venice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/josiah-citrin-taps-cravings-charcoal-venice#comments Chef Interviews Owner Interviews New Restaurant Concepts Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:00:00 +0000 50001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Generous entrees like the half-chicken with salsa verde&nbsp;are meant for the table to share.</p> Dylan + Jeni ROKU: Innovative Dining Group offers refined take on teppanyaki http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/roku-innovative-dining-group-offers-refined-take-teppanyaki <div class="field-deck"> The L.A.-based multi-concept company elevates the showy Japanese cooking style with wagyu beef and other upscale components. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">When it comes to teppanyaki, most American diners think of Benihana. But Los Angeles-based Innovative Dining Group hopes to change that perception with its new </span>ROKU<span style="font-size: 13px;"> concept.</span></p> <div class="related-content"> <div class="related-label">Related</div> <p><a href="/new-restaurant-concepts/rh-25-innovative-dining-group">RH 25: Innovative Dining Group</a></p></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/roku-innovative-dining-group-offers-refined-take-teppanyaki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/roku-innovative-dining-group-offers-refined-take-teppanyaki#comments Owner Interviews New Restaurant Concepts Wed, 02 Dec 2015 22:26:00 +0000 49881 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>From the ROKU menu: Spicy prawns with chili sauce and cilantro.</p> ROKU 10 thoughts: Steve DiFillippo http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/10-thoughts-steve-difillippo <div class="node-body article-body">Steve DiFillippo is the owner of Boston-based Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, which has several outposts</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/10-thoughts-steve-difillippo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/10-thoughts-steve-difillippo#comments Owner Interviews Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000 49251 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Chicago’s Gene & Georgetti opens second location http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/chicago-s-gene-georgetti-opens-second-location <div class="field-deck"> Why—after 75 years—the Durpetti family has decided to expand. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Durpetti family has decided, after 75 years, to expand with a second Gene & Georgetti's steakhouse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/chicago-s-gene-georgetti-opens-second-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/chicago-s-gene-georgetti-opens-second-location#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators New Restaurant Concepts Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:30:00 +0000 47941 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Gene &amp; Georgetti, Rosemont, IL.</p> Carasco Photography