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2016 RH 25: Blue Bridge Hospitality

2016 RH 25: Blue Bridge Hospitality

The best and brightest restaurant companies are not just creating one great concept; they're creating many. See Restaurant Hospitality's picks for powerful multi-concept companies that not only play it cool, they kick ass. See all concepts >>   

David Spatafore

Coronado, CA

Annual Sales: $10 million

Units: 13

Key Personnel: 
• David Spatafore, principal
• Leroy Mossel, v.p.
• Ilissa Thiebaud, v.p. business ops
• Tim Kolanko, executive chef
• Greg Majors, beverage director
• Francis Laureano, exec. pastry chef

• Stake Chophouse & Bar (swanky, modern steakhouse)
• Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge (gastro-fare cuisine)
• Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q (Memphis BBQ)
• Liberty Public Market (a food hall)
• Mess Hall (market restaurant inside Liberty Public Market)
• Crafted Baked Goods (pastry shop)
• Grape Smuggler (intimate wine bar)
• Coronado Coffee Company (artisan coffee roaster and café)

• Village Pizzeria (two units of classic New York-style pizza)
• MooTime Creamery (3 units of a ’50s-style ice cream parlor)

WHY IT’S COOL: The city of Coronado is located in San Diego Bay on what is, for all intents and purposes, a resort island. The folks from Blue Bridge have smartly created a cadre of restaurants that makes it easy for locals to stay on the island and provides a reason for others to make the trek over. If you’re looking for bar food, barbecue, pastry, pizza, ice cream, coffee and wine, it has excellent places that satisfy. And for those who want to live it up, Stake Chophouse & Bar is a stunner that’s perfect for meat connoisseurs and special occasion dining. Spatafore and gang know how to read a room and provide what the doctor ordered.  

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