The following are a few recent restaurant openings featured in RTN, courtesy of The Restaurant Activity Report.

Whistle & Keg – Opening August 2019, Columbus, Ohio; restaurant technology unknown. A pour-your-own concept offering craft beer, kombucha, mead, wine, and cider, the cashless operation will let patrons check in with their driver’s license and credit card. An RFID wristband will then track their drink selections.

Bamboo Asia

Oakland, California
Est. Opening: July 2019
Restaurant technology: Unknown

At Bamboo Asia, chefs will prepare the food, a mix of Indian, Japanese and Vietnamese dishes, in one central commissary kitchen. The meals will be portioned into vacuum-sealed bags, shipped to the restaurants, and prepared in sous vide machines. Each location will offer three different food stations.

Belgian Beer and Waffles
2899 University Avenue
San Diego  CA  92104

Est. Opening Date: July 2019
Restaurant Technology: Unknown

Belgian Beer and Waffles, a new restaurant coming to San Diego, will offer a menu of fresh-baked beer-batter waffle sandwiches, waffle ice cream sandwiches, and Belgian fries as well as a list of Belgian beers and wines. The idea to open a modern waffle house was inspired by the two-hour drive from Paris from Brussels for the country’s destination carbs.

Cranes
724 9th St. NW
Washington DC 20001

Est. Opening Date: October 2019
Restaurant Technology: Unknown

A new restaurant called Cranes is slated to open in the former Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse space in the fall of 2019. The menu will feature a fusion of Spanish and Japanese cuisines, with dishes such as fresh oysters with ponzu, nameko mushroom rice with burrata as well as classic cocktails and sake. The 11,000 square foot space will house an open kitchen, dining area, and private dining room for 25

Northside Eatery + Market
1691 Central St
Denver, CO 80218

Est. Opening Date: June 2019
Restaurant Technology: Unknown

Eaters at Northside Eatery + Market, with 3,300 square feet restaurant space, can expect to indulge in dishes like pain perdu with seasonal fruit macerated in cachaca, brussels sprouts with habanero sambal and sweet spiced almonds and Moroccan spiced cauliflower with warm carrot salad. The drinks menu will feature craft cocktails and beer. The market menu will als

Piko Street Kitchen
111 North Aberdeen St.
Chicago IL 60607

Est. Opening Date: May 2019
Restaurant Technology: Unknown

Piko Street Kitchen is known as a Chicago area food truck. But now the owners will have a brick and mortar restaurant in the newest food hall in Politan Row in Chicago. Piko Street Kitchen, specializing in serving bold Asian flavors in contemporary ways, will bring their passion for Asian street food to the venue, serving their signature rice bowls, tacos, sliders, and baos with their own Asian twist.

Werewolf Coffee
333 South Wabash Ave.
Hayden Hall
Chicago IL 60604

Est. Opening Date: September 2019

Restaurant Technology: Unknown

When Hayden Hall opens in the fall of 2019 there will be a second location of Werewolf Coffee. The menu will offer drip, draft and espressos along with pastries. The original location is located at 1765 North Elston St. Chicago, Illinois 60642. The hall will occupy part of the first-floor lobby and the entire second floor of the 45-story tower.