Ruby’s Diner Moving Forward

Recognizing demographic realities, this retro diner chain is moving beyond its 1940s design to the broader appeal of the late ’50s and early ’60s.

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Mi Vida Makes Waves at D.C.’s New District Wharf

The opportunity to snag a spot in a prime urban waterfront redevelopment project doesn’t come along every day. When one did, Washington, D.C.-based KNEAD Hospitality + Design didn’t hesitate. 

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Stone Brewing Opens Bistro in 19th Century Napa Warehouse

Headquartered in Escondido, Calif., Stone Brewing Company was created to provide people with a true beer experience, with drinks promising big character and intense flavors.

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How to: Reduce a Kitchen Footprint

A mix of factors are conspiring to make kitchen footprints smaller. From buffets to fine dining, owners and developers are seeking to save money on real estate, improve operational efficiency and maximize labor.

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Digging Deep: Industrial Engineering Tools in Restaurant Design

The purpose of a restaurant is simple: To feed people. But, beyond that, it has to make a good return on investment (ROI) to keep shareholders happy and to help the concept grow.

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Reader's Choices: Clay Aurell and Josh Blumer

Clay Aurell, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, and Josh Blumer, AIA, founders of AB Design Studio, specialize in transforming underused urban areas into vibrant dining and entertainment centers. 

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