New Yak and Yeti location delivers curry in a hurry

When an established restaurant opens an additional space, it can test both the eatery and its customers. After Marty's New York Bagel Deli closed, Yak and Yeti opened a second restaurant in that location. Will the addition start a successful chain or strain the operation?

Eagle River Alehouse wins fans with sports bar fare

With the NFL season now under way and the NBA tipping off soon after, it won't be long before fans are huddled up in restaurants where televisions tile the walls, the burgers are big and the beers are cold. In Eagle River, one of the prospects looking to make it big is the year-old Eagle River Alehouse.

Friendly service at Chong's Tokyo Garden leaves diners satisfied

From coupons to unlimited fries and breadstick deals, there are plenty of restaurant gimmicks aimed at luring customers. But what good is a deal if the dining experience is dismal? When Chong Wick took over Tokyo Garden on Tudor Road in December, passers-by might not have noticed the subtle addition of her name to the signage, but patrons likely noticed changes inside the restaurant.

Coffee and crepes

After the Jo-Jo De Go-Go shop on Minnesota Drive helped Jason Dinneen turn his passion for coffee into a business, he expanded to downtown with 302G, a coffee shop and creperie on the corner of G Street and Third Avenue. The café opened last September and Dinneen recently closed the Minnesota location to focus his efforts downtown.

Silk showcases several cuisines, but don't call it fusion

With a menu that stretches from Japan to China, Korea, Thailand and America, Silk Restaurant and Sushi Bar might be called Asian fusion. That label applies to eateries that combine different cuisines to tweak dishes and form new creations, but it doesn't fit Silk's tried-and-true take on its food.

Innovative DJ still shaking up music world

If you've ever heard a mashup -- a remixing technique that takes elements from several songs and layers them over each other -- you can thank DJ Z-Trip. A pioneer of the style, Z-Trip (born Zach Sciacca) played a key role in driving the sound's popularity.

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