Stefano's Fine Food

Name: Stefano's Fine Food Factory (Store)
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Design: Vladimir Nepiyvoda, Dmitry Bonesko

Located in the Ukraine, Stefano's Fine Food Factory elevates the grocer experience. 

With a rich warm color palate, ornate details in the architecture, and great fixtures, this food store creates a unique and inviting retail food experience. 

The details of the wood slat ceiling and iron posts contrasted with the modern, modular wall fixtures and graphic walls truly make this space stand out. 

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Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

Name: Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
Location: New York, NY

Formerly a lumber warehouse in the heart of NOHO, this urban space has been transformed into an italian restaurant and deli. serving sandwiches towards the front and breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the rear, the space is raw, romantic, and full of texture.

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Image 5-6 © Hither and thither

Jeffery's Grocery

Name: Jeffery's Grocery 
Location: NY

There is always something special about brick and a tin ceiling. Maybe it's the reference and feeling of home but no matter what, it always exudes character and warmth. Jeffrey's Grocery is a great example of this character and warmth. As a grocery and oyster bar, you can come in for everything from produce to a great dinner. I adore that the grocers' main floor has an intimate amount of seating, primarily located at bar-height communal tables. The chalkboard walls, rough wood shelfs reminiscent of crates, and rich dark wood give the space a feeling as if it's been there forever.

I find myself drawn to Jeffrey’s Grocery
I have become rather fond of bird’s eye views, especially after Mike’s sketch of our Thanksgiving preparations, so decided to try my messy hand at it. Jeffrey’s Grocery is our favorite place in West Village for beer and charcuterie. The owner and most everyone who works there are from Wisconsin- so you know it has to be good. Check it out next time you are in the neighborhood. We recommend you give the Six Point “Little Wisco Special” a try. 
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Image 6 © Line + Paper

Super Bowl Sunday; Boston vs NY

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Around here, battles and rivalries between cities are everywhere. We thought it would be fun to give you all an inside peak into how we decide who wins.

First, the contenders;

Location: Boston, MA


Location: New York, NY

For this showdown, we will be judging on four separate criteria.  All of these are key components to a successful restaurant and are far more intertwined than many realize.

1. Creativity of Materials
2. Use of Space
3. Total Concept with Menu
4. Graphic Design & Website

Go To Island Creek Oyster Bar

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Images 1-4 © Thrillist
Image 5 © The eaten path
Image 6-8 © Design Shack

Image 1 © TLC Mag
Image 2,4 © A Hungry Girl
Image 6-8 ©On the inside mag via Claudio Papapietro
Image 7 © Paper Pastries


How they stack up:
1. Creativity of Materials- Island creek Oyster Bar (The creative use of oyster shells as a wall treatment blew us away. Beautiful, textural and understated.)

2. Use of Space- Marlow & Sons (The fact that you walk into a grocer before being led into the dark, intimate dining space was a great way to create an intimate dining experience.)

3. Total Concept with Menu- Island Creek Oyster Bar (The concept and execution of this space like one complete thought, Marlow & son's felt a bit scattered and less pulled together in concept.)

4. Graphic Design & Website- Island Creek Oyster Bar (While both restaurants had great graphic design, Island Creek nudged ahead with its use of unexpected bright color and web layout.)