A tip for aspiring restaurateurs: When you open your restaurant, do it as though you mean it. Follow the example of Darren and Jean Coyle and what they did for Wineworks for Everyone and its recent addendum, Dublin 4, the Irish gastropub next door. Appoint your space with chic furniture from Pottery Barn. Add interesting lamps and tasteful wallpaper. Have private little vestibules and actual dining-room tables to make your restaurant feel like a sacred corner of your home. Finally, hire a capable chef. Give him some guiding parameters, but let him have free rein of the... More >>>