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Sports, Food, Low Rents Could Spark Burnsville Center

The food hall, called Ate Ate Ate, will open later this spring with nine food vendors, a bar and a beer pull wall. The renovated space in the mall’s north extension will also include an Enson Market store, part of an Asian supermarket chain. “We think it’s going to bring people back to the center. […]

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The Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant Openings to Track Around D.C.

Solaire Social’s lineup, curated by chef and restaurateur Akhtar Nawab of Hospitality HQ, includes: SOKO, marking the second location of chef Brad Feickert and Chris Brown’s beloved deli and butcher shop in Takoma Park, Just Chicken; a poultry stand co-founded by childhood friends; Kabab 2 Go, an extension of a Charlotte, N.C. brand founded by Lebanese immigrants; Kati Roll Wala, […]

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Coming Soon: Ate Ate Ate at Burnsville Center

Ate Ate Ate is coming to the north extension at Burnsville Center, set to open later this spring. The new food hall aims to bring international cuisine with nine diverse vendors, a central bar, and Enson Market, an Asian supermarket. The Windfall Group, in partnership with Pacifica of Burnsville, purchased the space in 2022 and began the […]

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Sharing The Spotlight: Fire Pit Brazilian BBQ, Kantutas Featured in WETA’s ‘Signature Dish’

Last year, Fire Pit Brazilian BBQ was revealed as the first tenant of the Solaire Social food hall in downtown Silver Spring. According to Washington Post food critic Tim Carman, owner Gui Gonzalez’s take on churrasco offers a modern and affordable twist compared to traditional Brazilian steakhouses… …Solaire Social, the first of two food halls announced for downtown Silver […]

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Packing District Announces Tentative Opening for New Food Hall

The Packing District has just announced a new timetable for the opening of its long-awaited food hall project, in the historic Great Southern Box Company building near the corner of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail. The 13,000+ SF building, which was originally used as a warehouse space by Dr. Phillips’ citrus industry, is in the […]

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Chef Akhtar Nawab expands the dining experiences in Prospect Heights

Akhtar Nawab and I sat down amongst the nearly full tables at Alta Calidad at the apparently very happening hour of 2:00 pm on a Wednesday. A corner restaurant with ample natural light and a prime location right on Vanderbilt Avenue, it’s easy to see why this makes a good weekday lunch destination. The space […]

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The Twin Cities’ Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant Openings

Construction is underway at Ate Ate Ate, the massive new food hall coming to Burnsville. The Chicago-based Windfall Group purchased Burnsville Center in 2022, partnering with the Pacifica of Burnsville group — consulting company Hospitality HQ, helmed by New York-based chef Akhtar Nawab, has been tapped to bring the food hall to life. The space is big, at 13,320 square […]

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Bites and Brews, St. Patrick’s Day at The Coffee Shop, Four New Eateries at The Local

The Local Eatery & Bar has announced four new culinary concepts that opened this week at their downtown Salt Lake City location. Diners will get to sample from a diverse selection of eateries, from Japanese to Mediterranean fare. Read Article

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Rooted AF Brings Fast-Casual Vegan Food to Wilmington

Award-winning nutritionist Nikita Thomas fuses delicious flavors with health-centered values at Rooted AF in the Chancery Market. Read Article

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Where To Dine In Brooklyn This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is approaching and Brooklyn is the perfect space to celebrate. Cupid’s arrow totally extends to the outer boroughs, whether you’re looking for a low key pasta dinner, an intensely spicy Thai dinner, a luxe French-Japanese omakase meal, or a steakhouse feast. Read Article

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8 Popular Cooking Tools That Chefs Say Are A Waste Of Money

Your favorites might be on the list. These items earned the most skepticism from professionals who cook for a living. Read Article

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Chef Ahktar Nawab on new cookbook, diversity of dishes

Chef Ahktar Nawab is a first-generation Indian-American with classical training in Italian and French and is now known for his Mexican cuisine. He worked in some of New York’s best-known restaurants before venturing out on his own. After 25 years in the restaurant industry, he’s published his first cookbook: “Good For You: Bold Flavors with […]

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Three Generations of the Nawab Family Gather in Louisville

Chef Akhtar Nawabʼs parents immigrated to the United States from India in 1969. Theyʼve been celebrating Thanksgiving in Kentucky ever since. Akhtar Nawab drops a fleck of flour into a pan of hot oil; it bubbles, so itʼs time. Beside him, his mother, Sahro, whom he calls “Ammi,” grabs pieces of dough from the master […]

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Here is what chefs across the country are cooking for themselves while quarantining at home

As the world takes a collective breath and comfortably settles in at home in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, people’s relationships to food and cooking seem to have deepened. Kitchens, it turns out, are essential in times of crisis. Particular attention is given to the professional chefs that are used to […]

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The Fantasy of a Personal Chef, with CookUnity

The subscription service delivers diverse, ready-to-heat meals by some of New York’s most prominent restaurateurs, including Dan Kluger, of Loring Place; Einat Admony, of Taïm; and Esther Choi, of Mökbar. On a recent Monday, I received a large tote filled with a dozen cardboard containers, each sealed with plastic and sheathed in a paper sleeve: […]

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