From start to finish
• Who is Sage Restaurant Group?
• Sowing the seeds
• On the ground in Cleveland
• Gallery: Riding along with Sage
• Design narrative
• Gallery: A peek inside Urban Farmer
• Gallery: Beef and bourbon on the menu
• A chef adopts a new home and its bounty
• LATEST: Cleveland's new kid on the block
Sage Restaurant Group was recently named one of The Coolest Multiconcept Companies in the Land by Restaurant Hospitality, and now Peter Karpinski and his crew are opening a restaurant next door to where we work.
We’ve always wondered how a great restaurant comes together, and we’ve covered all the individual facets of different projects through the years. But now we’ve got one of the big guys creating a restaurant right next door to our offices. How could we not take a peek inside and try to follow the progress from start to finish?
We’ve been given exclusive access and will regularly get updates from Karpinski and his team as they visit Cleveland to create their modern steakhouse concept. Urban Farmer Cleveland is scheduled to open next April. We’ll monitor the project from now until then (see the list of stories inset to the left), providing an inside look at the making of a restaurant, from design and construction to hiring and training to marketing and promotion to sourcing and menu development.