STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — To Kimmy and Jacquie and the dozens of other readers who continue to reach out to the Advance to ask, “Are there any updates on Asian Foods Market opening on Staten Island?” The answer is October, predicts Stuart Waldman, the grocer’s landlord who is developing the Roman Blum shopping center for the store’s new home.

Asian Foods

Refrigeration and shelving is installed at the soon-coming Asian Foods (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Asian Foods is formerly of Travis. It closed in December 2018 and management simultaneously announced its move to Mariners Harbor in this new complex underway at Forest

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Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will open El Segundo Mexican Kitchen in the former location of Harvey & Ed’s, pictured here in a 2018 file photo.

Openings & Announcements

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants announced today that El Segundo Mexican Kitchen, its first Mexican restaurant concept, will open to the public on Tuesday, August 31. It is currently hiring for 70 new positions. The new spot fills a well-known address in the Short North — 698 N. High St. —  which once housed the CMR-run delicatessen Harvey & Ed’s and Kent Rigsby’s award-winning Rigsby’s Kitchen. El Segundo, which will highlight Mexican street food, will have a collection of craft and Mexican beers, a wine list and a variety of mezcal and tequila options. The restaurant will be

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New art inside Vinbero.

Kali and Kris Kelnero sat with Strom Peterson at a table outside the Vinbero wine bar in the former Cheesemonger’s Table space in downtown Edmonds. I noticed a sign that gave me hope they’d soon be open. I circled back and was able to speak with Kali on the forward momentum of this new venture.

The Kelneros, owner of craft cocktail bar Kelnero, took over the Cheesemonger’s Table space from Peterson and wife Maria Montalvo, and have been working to transform it into Vinbero.

Turns out they are “sort of open,” Kali Kelnero said. Limited hours

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The Art Deco awning over the S&W entrance.

ASHEVILLE – The S&W Market, Asheville’s first food hall, has announced plans to open to the public June 16 at 11:30 a.m. The collection of independent restaurants and beverage purveyors takes over the iconic S&W Building at 56 Patton Ave.

Built in 1929, the historic downtown building was designed by architect Douglas Ellington and remains a showcase of classic art deco beauty and intricate architectural details. In 2017, the building was purchased by Ellington’s two nephews, Douglas and Kenneth Ellington, of Ellington Realty Group.

Five-time James Beard Award nominee Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani Restaurant Group is the project’s culinary

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After nearly an hour-long circuit, the VIP tour of the Culinary Institute of the South, set to open this fall, landed back on the first floor in space that will house the future Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Foodseum in Buckwalter Place Commerce Park in Bluffton.

The exterior of Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Culinary Institute of the South as seen on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Bluffton. Drew Martin [email protected]

New drawings showed the basic style of the space, with interactive screens, half walls with quizzes to test people’s food skills, and a large wooden table.

One thing that

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The International House of Pancakes is going fast-casual with an all new restaurant concept.

According to a Dine Brands press release issued on Thursday, customers will soon be able to get made-to-order meals at flip’d by IHOP.

The first flip’d location will debut in New York City this summer, according to the release. Additional locations are currently being “explored for later this year” in Lawrence, Kansas; Columbus, Ohio and Dublin, Ohio.


Concept artwork shared by Dine Brands Global, Inc. shows flip’d by IHOP will

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