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from the editor

let’s eat
Editorial and Executive Of ces: 770 Broadway, New York, New York 10003 646.654.4410

I recently discovered that the word “foodie” was first coined in 1981 by the authors of The Official Foodie Handbook. The source I consulted goes on to differentiate between “gourmet” and “foodie” by insisting that the former loves great food, while the latter is something of a zealot who revels in the minutiae of food origin, chefs’ backgrounds, fads, restaurant openings, and may likely know the first name of the sibling of the artisanal cheesemonger responsible for the fresh chèvre in the watermelon salad. (Perhaps it’s that kind of persnickety POV that has made “foodie” a pejorative for some; its second definition in the Urban Dictionary is “a douchebag who likes food.”) As the staff of HD prepares its annual restaurant issue, food is very much top of mind. But then it always is: whether we’re ordering lunch, catering an awards judges’ meal, talking about last night’s dinner, or opening some of the edible swag we receive throughout the year, our little island of cubicles is abuzz with our preferences and prejudices, recommendations and warnings, great meals and guilty pleasures. I’m not a foodie (if I were, I suspect I would have Photo by Clodagh taught myself to cook long ago), but few things give me more pleasure than a good meal in a restaurant. Almost as satisfying is reading a deliciously composed critique, and no one wrote them better than Ruth Reichl. In her six years at The New York Times, she wrote seductive, insightful, and often hilariously blistering accounts of her New York dining experiences; I read her obsessively, even if I was unlikely ever to patronize the places she discussed. When I was lucky enough to meet her earlier this year, I was as starry-eyed and inarticulate as I ever have been in the presence of someone I admired. I’m thrilled she agreed to answer our Five Questions (page 82), and I was particularly struck by her answer to our query about restaurant design. (Designers, take note.) The two areas she cites—too much noise and improper lighting—are precisely those marked by Julia Child (now there was a foodie!) when I posed the same question to her some fifteen years ago. (Interviewing her in her legendary Cambridge kitchen was a lifetime high.) As the saying goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” In short, we all have a passion for restaurants at HD and hope that you can feel it in these pages. From new openings to trends to interviews—and two of Ruth Reichl’s most recent recommendations—it is, as we say on the cover, dining bliss. Bon appétit.

MICHAEL ADAMS Editor in Chief 646.654.7621 madams@hospitalitydesign.com JONATHAN MARSLAND Creative Director 646.654.4472 jmarsland@hospitalitydesign.com STACY SHOEMAKER RAUEN Executive Editor 646.654.4411 sshoemaker@hospitalitydesign.com ALIA AKKAM Managing Editor 646.654.4419 aakkam@hdmag.com ASHLEIGH VANHOUTEN Associate Editor 646.654.4410 avanhouten@hdmag.com FRANCES WONG Marketing Manager 770.291.5513 Frances.Wong@nielsen.com GRACE CASEY Production Manager 646.654.7293 grace.casey@nielsen.com DOUG HOPE Vice President/Content 770.291.5453 doug.hope@nielsen.com JOE RANDALL Senior Vice President joe.randall@nielsen.com SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES 800.697.8859; Fax 847.291.4816 nhd@omeda.com For reprints contact the YGS Group: 800.290.5460 x136 HD@theygsgroup.com BACK ISSUES 800.697.8859 LIST RENTAL Bart Piccirillo 845.731.2768 bart.piccirillo@eraepd.com ADVERTISING PAUL BIENKOWSKI Publisher 860.644.3861; Fax 860.644.0700 pbienkowski@cox.net MELANI BEATTIE Marketing Manager/Midwest and West 312.218.5691; Fax 781.431.1968 melani.beattie@gmail.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - August 2012

Hospitality Design - August 2012
Contents
Online Contents
From the Editor
From the Show Director
People
Sketchbook
Trends
Competition
Interviews
Jason Wu
Kenneth Cobonpue
HD Boutique Preview
Lighting
Seating
Mirrors
Design-Driven Chefs
Tori Tori
Inbi
Brio
Churrascos
Balena
Back Space
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Intro
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Hospitality Design - August 2012
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Contents
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Online Contents
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 28
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 29
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - From the Editor
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 31
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - From the Show Director
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 33
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 34
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 35
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - People
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Trends
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Competition
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 70
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Interviews
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Jason Wu
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 86
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Kenneth Cobonpue
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - HD Boutique Preview
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 91
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 92
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Lighting
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 96
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Seating
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 98
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 99
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 100
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Mirrors
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 102
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Design-Driven Chefs
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 105
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Tori Tori
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Inbi
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Brio
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 121
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - 123
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Churrascos
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Balena
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Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Back Space
Hospitality Design - August 2012 - Cover3
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