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A behind-the-scenes look at the steps involved in opening a new restaurant, from the initial dream to opening day.
April 3, 2007
Tired of working for others, an aspiring restaurateur mortgages his home to open an “antiestablisment” dining room and bar in downtown Toronto.
January 3, 2007
A man with little restaurant experience quits his lucrative banking job to follow his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant.
December 13, 2006
A real-estate agent and his wife team up with two deli owners to open a gourmet martini bar.
December 6, 2006
Three business partners open their second restaurant together, a tavern in San Francisco.
November 29, 2006
A married couple of chefs butt heads when opening their second restaurant.
November 22, 2006
Larkin's, a soul-food restaurant in suburban Los Angeles, is opened by a hairstylist and a recent cooking-school graduate.
November 15, 2006
An ambitious investment banker decides to open a fine-dining-restaurant theme park called Sunset.
November 8, 2006
Some skiers from Whistler decide to open a lounge in Squamish, B.C.
November 1, 2006
Michael Karloutsos attempts to open a Greek-revival gourmet restaurant in a historic building in Philadelphia.
October 25, 2006
The owner of a well-known New England seafood chain seeks to open a new restaurant that will attract a younger clientele.
October 18, 2006
A look at the opening of a Vancouver restaurant-lounge featuring Middle Eastern, Far Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.
October 11, 2006
Cleveland restaurateur Michael Symon attempts to expand his small, well-loved bistro, specializing in Mediterranean-American cuisine, into a full-size eatery.
September 25, 2006
Michael Karloutsos attempts to open a Greek revival haute cuisine restaurant in the Fairmount Waterworks in Philadelphia, following in the footsteps of his Greek immigrant grandfather.
September 5, 2006
Seven on Fulton in New Orleans opens amid the city's post-Hurricane Katrina rebuilding, but faces shortages of staff and supplies.
June 20, 2006
A New York banker visits her native country of Sri Lanka after the tsunami devastation and is inspired to open a South Asian restaurant in a Michigan beach town.
June 13, 2006
A woman with a home-delivery food business decides to open an Indian restaurant in Toronto.
May 23, 2006
Hurricane Katrina temporarily derailed a chef's plans to open Cochon, a Cajun restaurant in New Orleans, but now he tries to forge ahead.
May 16, 2006
A father invests in a Boston restaurant for his three sons, but a power struggle soon ensues.
April 25, 2006
Tensions mount for a chef returning to the restaurant scene as he opens Fork, a sophisticated experimental restaurant in Seattle.
April 18, 2006
A husband and wife plan to open a deli in Boulder, Colo., but run into a trademark problem when naming their establishment.
March 7, 2006
A husband-and-wife chef team hope to escape the stress of New York, but they face new pressures as they open Repast restaurant in Atlanta.
February 14, 2006
Two best friends open the Latin-themed club and restaurant Century in Vancouver, and test their friendship in the process.
January 2, 2006
A combination menswear store-barbershop-spa concept business in Toronto loses its designer, and the owners hire a friend as the new project manager.
December 24, 2005
The restaurant Country, in New York City, is featured.
December 3, 2005
Following Los Angeles restaurateur Adolfo Suaya as he converts a Victorian house into his new restaurant, Memphis.
November 27, 2005
A Nashville restaurant hopes to put diners in private cabanas complete with multimedia screens.
November 19, 2005
Two former pro hockey players open a steakhouse.
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