Restaurant Hospitality takes a look at the inspiration behind the new Firepoint Grill, Frank Lloyd Wright, who made his name by designing spaces that connect with nature. The surroundings helped define what the building would look like and how it would function. His architecture remains an example of how one person’s perspective can influence the look and feel of our environment for years to come. That’s what Jeffrey Beers, principal and founder of design firm Jeffrey Beers International, has done with his design of Firepoint Grill, a project in Newtown, Pa., for client George Paxos of Paxos Restaurants. “He wanted a modern and casual restaurant that is very warm and comfortable for his guests…all the cooking is done on an open-fire grill,” Beers said. Those key words — warm, comfortable, fire — build a bridge in Beers’ mind directly to the fundamentals of Wright’s designs. Read full article here.
MSN reports on the high demand of Gordon Ramsay’s new restaurant, Hell’s Kitchen, designed by Jeffrey Beers International. If you’ve witnessed how Gordon Ramsay interacts with the chefs competing on Hell’s Kitchen, you might feel like it’s a good idea to stay as far away from a Ramsay-helmed restaurant named after the show as possible—and even more so if the whole thing is designed to look just like the TV show’s set. This desire, though, turns out not to be enough to hurt attendance at the new Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas, which has reached the decidedly more heavenly number of 12,000 reservations in just 10 days. Read full article here.