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Pizza Bar restaurant opens new location in Miami Beach FL

Pizza Bar & Lalani Productions

Guess who’s coming to West Avenue?

Pizza Bar, which opened its first location next to the Loews Miami Beach and Ritz Carlton South Beach in 2009, has opened a new location, right next to Bodega Taqueria y Tequila.

The menu at the new spot, which boasts a rustic but modern vibe, isn’t exactly the same as the menu at the Collins Avenue restaurant, which says it sells the biggest slice on South Beach.

At the new restaurant, it’s not so much about the slices. You can order the 30-inch pizzas with your favorite toppings or try a special pizza like the Proscuitto, with garlic sauce, mozzarella, truffle oil, Proscuitto, arugula, grated Parmesan and basil.

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The interior of the new Pizza Bar in South Beach. Pizza Bar & Lalani Productions

But you won’t get bored, because there are new items, too, including a Sicilian pie that’s

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Chuck’s Restaurant in Des Moines’ Highland Park to get historic remodel

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The hardware store that’s been a mainstay of Des Moines’ north side for nearly 90 years is closing its doors.

Des Moines Register

One of Des Moines’ oldest restaurants will undergo a historic renovation as the neighborhood around it experiences a renaissance of sorts. 

About $1.4 million will be invested in the 125-year-old building that’s home to Chuck’s Restaurant, 3610 Sixth Ave., to fix a falling roof and exterior wall, upgrade mechanical systems, improve the façade and renovate five upstairs apartments that have been vacant for several years. 

The project is a partnership between the restaurant’s owner, Emily Jones; Neighborhood Development Corp.; and Invest DSM, a nonprofit designed to make investments in four target neighborhoods to improve housing stock, increase amenities and attract new businesses.

The renovation is one of several high-profile changes in the historic Highland Park and Oak Park neighborhoods, where Invest DSM has spent nearly $750,000

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Cottonmouth restaurant in Village of the Arts announces opening date


Cottonmouth is the newest restaurant by Chef David Shiplett, who also owns Birdrock Taco Shack, around the corner in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts.

Wade Tatangelo
 
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON – The most highly anticipated Sarasota-Manatee restaurant opening to be planned since the start of the pandemic should take place a bit earlier than expected.

Chef/owner David Shiplett aims to unveil Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen to the public Sept. 30 after announcing earlier this summer he would open in October. The restaurant occupies a historic cottage on the main road through Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, near Shiplett’s other eatery Birdrock Taco Shack. 

A casual dining destination, Cottonmouth has indoor seating adored with local artwork as well as al fresco options including a spacious, fenced in backyard area with sprawling trees providing shade and dangling Edison lights. There will also be a covered stage in the back, too, where musicians 

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Developers of downtown Goshen bar, restaurant get OK for renovation | News

GOSHEN — Plans to convert a former downtown bar into a new restaurant took their next step Tuesday during a meeting of the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals.

At the meeting, board members approved a request by Roger Nafziger for a variance to allow alterations to the front and rear facades of the former White Horse bar, located at 108-110 N. Main St.

According to Nafziger, he and his wife, Laurie, purchased the former bar last summer at the urging of their son, Aaron Nafziger, who is the current owner of the Constant Spring bar in downtown Goshen.

In the months following the purchase, the family has been working to renovate and convert the property into a new, family-friendly downtown restaurant that will then be managed by Aaron.

“The name of it is going to be The Table at 108. That’s what will be on the awning, and that is

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MaintenX Shares Restaurant Best Practices in RFMA’s Facilitator Magazine

MaintenX International, one of the nation’s largest facility maintenance providers, shares the benefits of their experience with restaurateurs choosing between remodeling or refreshing an outdated space.

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The restaurant industry is a demanding one, with stringent regulation, thin margins, and relatively high turnover all presenting challenges. That was all true even before the reduced occupancy and enhanced safety requirements that COVID-19 imposed made the business even harder. One ordinary restaurant decision made harder by the present situation is the choice between remodeling or refreshing an outdated space. MaintenX International, which has provided facility maintenance services to restaurants around the country for 40 years, knows these challenges well, and seeks opportunities to share the benefits of their experience with restaurateurs facing such decisions.

Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX VP of Business Development, contributed an article on that topic to the August/September issue of Facilitator Magazine,

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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas unveils restaurant partners as remodeling continues



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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has unveiled the lineup for its restaurant partners as work continues on remodeling the casino-resort.

The property, formerly the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, says the partners “will bring new and unique dining and hospitality experiences to the revitalized property.”

Those partners include chef Todd English’s Olives, Thai restaurant Night + Market, Japanese restaurant Nobu, poolside Italian restaurant Kassi Beach Club and a culinary and cantina concept Casa Calavera.

RELATED| Hard Rock International buys back rights to Las Vegas hotel & casino

Other concepts are sports bar Money, Baby!, MB Steak from David and Michael Morton, the Ferraro Family’s Pizza Forte and Southern California-based Afters Ice Cream.

Guests will also find the Virgin Hotels concept Commons Club, which features a coffee shop, 24-hour restaurant, a bar, and a social space called “The Shag Room.”

The former Hard Rock closed

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Last chance to vote for Best Overall Restaurant in Central Minnesota

From Staff Reports
Published 10:00 a.m. CT Aug. 24, 2020

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Six weeks, about 12,000 nominations and at least 60,000 votes after it all started, you now have just hours to cast your final ballot in the final category of the 2020 Best of Central Minnesota Readers’ Survey.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Monday in the contest for Best Overall Restaurant. Check out the ballot and cast your vote by clinking this link:

Print readers can visit www.bestofcentralmn.com and click on “Vote for the 2020 Best Overall Restaurant in Central Minnesota.”

So what happens after voting closes for Best Overall Restaurant?

Staffers with SC Times/LOCALiQ will compile all your votes and present the top five finishers in all 62 categories online at sctimes.com and in a special-edition glossy magazine published Friday, Sept 25.

Those results will feature — as chosen by you, the voters — the winner of the Best

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