July 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
Sidewalk-adjacent eating spaces generally separate diners from pedestrians. By using markers instead of fences, some Seattle eateries are opening their dining areas to the street.
March 24, 2017, 2pm PDT
Feast your eyes on a list by Modern Cities of the 50 best food trucks in the United States.
March 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
Examining both sides of a debate about whether the urban revival's high-water mark is visible in the restaurant sector.
March 10, 2017, 5am PST
Popular millennial-focused chain plans to open up to 200 locations of a new urban-focused concept serving craft beer and fresh, upscale food.
August 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
Downtown property owners are clashing with food truck operators over where the latter should park their businesses.
October 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
Recent controversies over high-priced restaurants and cafes in formerly working class neighborhoods reveal the deep connections between food and cultural identity.
May 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
The proposed Boulder Food Park repurposes a decrepit site into usable space for food truck patrons. Since the site is adjacent to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a zoning exemption may be required.
February 13, 2015, 5am PST
Cities vie for all sorts of distinctions: greenest; friendliest; wealthiest; most innovative. Portland, Maine, is just tickled to bits about topping the "Top-10 Coziest Cities in America." Added bonus: it beat out its regional arch-rival Boston.
July 29, 2014, 11am PDT
The results of a survey commissioned by Sasaki Associates reveal key insights into what makes cities great for those who love them, as well as where planners and urban designers should focus their efforts in improving the urban experience.
July 24, 2014, 7am PDT
Some restaurants have found ways to circumvent the expense of liquor licenses in Philadelphia by opening pop-up beer gardens operating under a much, much cheaper catering permit. Cue state legislation to curb the practice.
April 22, 2014, 2pm PDT
A City Council committee got its first look at a proposed revision of the streetscape licensing process by which restaurants and cafés can acquire sidewalk seating. Councilmembers sent the plan back the drawing board again.
May 19, 2013, 1pm PDT
The replacement of retail establishments with restaurants in America’s urban centers has a demographic slant.
June 21, 2012, 9am PDT
Concerned about becoming a "western Detroit," the city of Reno, built around the gambling industry, seeks to shake off that trademark with new investments in other industries and amenities.
April 27, 2012, 7am PDT
Tim Craig explores one developer's efforts to start the ball rolling on the capital's new 20-year sustainability goals.
November 11, 2010, 1pm PST
The City of New York has announced plans to allow restaurants to edge into the street to use parking spots for outdoor seating and patios.
August 25, 2010, 8am PDT
New restaurants are striving to look like (and to be) community institutions, reflecting old-style pubs, meeting halls and marketplaces.
January 20, 2010, 5am PST
The "food court", staple of malldom and home of Hot Dog on a Stick, is dead, say retail architects and designers. Higher-end restaurants and softer surfaces are replacing the shiny plastic tables and Orange Juliuses of the past.
August 31, 2009, 11am PDT
In Philadelphia, a number of palatial restaurants have closed due to the bad economy. In their place, several more intimate, neighborhood places have popped up.
September 17, 2008, 12pm PDT
In order to get more retailers to set up shop in one San Francisco neighborhood, the definition of "meal" must be established to keep out new places that can't serve one.
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 28, 2008, 11am PDT
An ordinance passed in L.A. that limited the amount of time taco trucks could be parked in one location has been overturned. However, many expect it to come back in a different form.