Bull & Butterfly /
Announced

It’s busy times in Playa Vista, with yet another new restaurant heading towards the tech-heavy hotbed — and this one has a few very notable names behind it. The new restaurant, lovingly called Bull & Butterfly, comes to the neighborhood by way of Alan and Heidi Jackson...

Meg Wiseman /
Meet

Catch up with Megan Wiseman, Simmer's Art Director, as she talks about design, inspiration, pets, living in NYC and more...

Chama Mama /
Opens

The restaurant is the passion project of Tamara Chubinidze, a footwear-industry entrepreneur-turned-ambassador of her native cuisine. The chef, Nino Chiokadze, used to cook for the president of Georgia...

ArcLight /
Expands

The opening of ArcLight Boston is part of the company's plan to expand its movie-going focus and amenities to guests everywhere. ArcLight Boston marks ArcLight's third major metropolitan area outside of California, including Bethesda, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. Boston has a vibrant community with a long history of avid movie-going...

Fle Fle Grill /
Opens

Out of nowhere, Fle Fle Grill recently emerged at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 23rd Street, on the site of a closed bakery. A sign offering $4.95 falafels has drawn the public in, but this quick-service eatery with some raised counter seating has plenty more culinary attractions...

Wow! Donuts /
Opens

Wow Donuts and Drips in Plano was two years in the making. Opened in December near the Shops at Willow Bend, this is not your typical doughnut place. General manager David Sim put a lot of research into the concept...

Lemonade /
Merges

Two health-minded fast-casual brands, Lemonade and Modern Market Eatery, have joined forces under the newly created Modern Restaurant Concepts company...

Patent Pending /
Opens

If you run a creative agency that designs bars and brands for clients, you probably considered opening a bar of your own at some point. That’s the origin story behind Patent Pending, a cafe in the NoMad area of Manhattan that transforms into a speakeasy-style bar at night...

Dalup /
Opens

Dalup Modern Indian — a 2,700-square-foot fast-casual Indian restaurant concept outfitted with a dosa-making robot — is scheduled to open in New York City in May in partnership with consulting firm LJR Hospitality Ventures and creative agency Simmer Group...

Upside Pizza /
Opens

What Mr. Grossman and his partners are trying to do at Upside Pizza, which opened in January on Eighth Avenue at 39th Street, is to approach the New York City slice joint with the same culinary rigor associated with top-flight chefs and white-tablecloth restaurants...

Mint Kitchen /
Opens

Mint Kitchen focuses on Israeli food, and instead of following the typical customizable bowl format that a lot of NYC Mediterranean and Middle Eastern concepts adhere to, the menu comprises complete, set dishes, like chicken breast with a sesame rub...