Openings

A new SF bar that travels around the world, and other Bay Area restaurant openings

Missing the days when you could jet across the world to explore another country without worrying about a pandemic? Traveler is an ambitious new bar that opened on the ground floor of 25 Lusk on Tuesday, bringing that globe-trotting experience to San Francisco. Every six months, the bar’s decor and menu will rotate to spotlight a different part of the world. 

First stop? Mexico.

“Mexico was a no-brainer for me because it’s so close,” said Elmer Mejicanos, the bar director behind North Beach’s Red Window who dreamed up the Traveler concept in collaboration with 25 Lusk chef Matthew Dolan and

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New Openings in Washington DC: Places to Get Excited About This Fall

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Operating a restaurant or bar right now is tough—there’s no doubt about it. From expanding delivery and takeout programs to extra safety precautions, including mandating masks and requiring patrons to be vaccinated, there’s a lot resting on restaurants’ shoulders right now.

But even with all of the challenges the past 18 months have thrown at them, there are several new restaurants and bars on the horizon that will make for an exciting fall. Local chefs and restaurateurs are expanding their empires within the District and around the DMV area and proven favorites from up and down the East Coast

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New Restaurant Openings in NYC to Get Excited About for Fall 2021

From notable chefs expanding their empires to newcomers launching for the first time.

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Photo courtesy of Zou Zou’s

Needless to say, the pandemic has thrown restaurants no shortage of curveballs over the past 18 months. From constantly having to upgrade outdoor setups for the seasons to the city’s changing capacity restrictions, and finally, the news that NYC will require proof of vaccination for indoor venues including bars and restaurants, our favorite spots around the city have been more nimble than ever, and we keep going back to thank them for it.

But even amid all of the hurdles the pandemic

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Miami Restaurant Openings: 10 New Places You Might Have Missed

From a speakeasy-style omakase to the city’s first all-natural wine bar.

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Jia | Photo by Seth Browarnik

Jia | Photo by Seth Browarnik

Miami’s ever-evolving food scene is tough to keep up with, especially during a year when no one knew if our beloved hospitality industry would even survive. Fortunately, it’s not only survived, but thrived, with new openings popping up on the regular from lauded local names and ambitious imports determined to make their mark on the Magic City alike. And no neighborhood is immune to this influx, from the sleepy town of Miami Lakes to the hot shores

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