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Openings and Closings: Here are the new and notable independent restaurant openings this fall, and news of some closures

A design-forward French concept in New York City; a Florida-inspired brasserie in Miami and a Chicago tavern by Fabio Viviani highlight this month's notable openings.
Bar at Kolomon New York
Bartenders preparing spirits at Kolomon, New York City. | Photograph courtesy of Kolomon

If there is one constant in the restaurant industry, it is the creative output of entrepreneurs in the independent restaurant sector who keep a steady pace of new concepts and innovation.

To help readers keep up with what’s new, Restaurant Business is launching a new monthly feature that will track notable independent restaurant openings—and closings— across the country.

In this inaugural post, which looks at openings in September and October, we spotted a design-forward concept in New York City described as Vienna-meets-Paris with chef Markus Glocker. In Miami, chef Brad Kilgore is developing a menu that could include dishes like savory beignets with jerk oxtail at the new MaryGold’s. And in San Antonio, Texas, the team behind Austin’s Paperboy is serving breakfast and lunch at the new Full Goods Diner in the Pearl.

We also note the loss of three beloved concepts in Seattle, Atlanta and Los Altos, Calif.

Got news of a restaurant debut? Send an email (with images) to Lisa Jennings at LJennings@winsightmedia.com


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