Carmelo’s, an iconic Italian restaurant, is raising crowdfunding on NextSeed. Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana has been in existence for 38 years. After being bought by Benjamin Berg from Carmelo Mauro in December 2017, the restaurant is undergoing a remodel. Carmelo’s is well-known for its delicious pasta and Italian food. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum target of $150,000 and a maximum target of $600,000. It seems to be a good investment as Carmelo’s is famous among the locals and focuses on locally-sourced produce. The new […]
After a lifetime spent traveling the world, working in accomplished kitchens and founding his own outstanding eatery in San Francisco, La Fusion, Francisco Madero moved to Texas to open Tacos Patron, Bravazo Rotisserie, and Flautas and Quesadillas (FaQ) within Legacy Food Hall in Plano, TX, an affluent suburb north of Dallas. He was given a second and third stall, becoming the only vendor at Legacy Hall to operate multiple concepts. The food hall has proved to be an ideal incubator for Madero’s concepts but due […]
Baby Blues BBQ, the successful national barbecue concept, is opening its eagerly anticipated fifth location in LA’s pulsating Koreatown, providing a traditional and mainstream counterbalance to the neighborhood’s trendy carnivorous options. A food-centric, no frills, upscale dive, Baby Blues BBQ was started in Venice, Los Angeles in 2004 by Rick McCarthy and Danny Fisher, both transplants that found themselves sorely missing the soul food restaurants they grew up with. A bottle of bourbon lead to some recipe swapping, and eventually a road trip across the […]
Avila’s Restaurant, known throughout Dallas as the go-to spot for the tastiest, best priced, most timeless Mexican and Tex-Mex food, is opening a second, larger location in the Casa Linda Plaza. After 32 years in business, Avila’s has worked its way down through the hands of the original founders’ family to their great grandson, Trent Marrs, who wants to create a more community oriented, modern iteration of the hugely popular Tex-Mex eatery for both longtime fans and potential ones alike.
Coterie brings a sophisticated, thoroughly modern lounge destination for fans of artisan coffee, wine, and eats to gather in one of Houston’s hottest neighborhoods. Located in the 40-floor Market Square Tower, Coterie is the new full service venture from the internationally acclaimed barista and roaster behind Southside Espresso, Sean Marshall. Building on Sean’s existing expertise in both craft coffee and exceptional service, Coterie boasts full-service food menus spanning breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an outstanding craft beverages program encompassing juices, beers, spirits and […]
Sunset will be an upscale lounge establishment, decorated with an eye for classic 50’s design — the kind of place you could envision a modern Frank Sinatra singing in — perfect for pre- or post-dinner drinks. The showstopper won’t be a musical number, but the 1,600 square foot patio for guests to enjoy their drinks on, beyond the entirely glass wall separating the exterior space from the interior.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Houston, Phi Nguyen always dreamt of opening a restaurant. In 2012, after leaving corporate life, Nguyen followed his entrepreneurial spirit and took the leap to open the first Waffle Bus food truck. He traveled across the country on a quest for the perfect fried chicken and waffle recipe. Testing hundreds of methods to create each waffle from scratch, he created a proprietary recipe that keeps his waffles light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. […]