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Indigo Road to Close Restaurants and Bars on Election Day

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Lodging Magazine

Indigo Road Adds The Skyline Lodge, Plans Renovations for the Boutique Property

Steve Palmer

Acclaimed Restaurateur Steve Palmer Announces He’s Moving a Classic Brasserie to Broad Street


How Should Hoteliers Educate Guests on Tipping Room Attendants?

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James Beard

Steve Palmer is announced as a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur

Post & Courier

Charleston-based restaurant group
ventures into the hotel business with two projects

Trips to discover

O-Ku is one of the seven best restaurants in Charlotte according to Trips to Discover

Long Live Lodging

Indigo Road Lodging President, Larry Spelts,
is featured in a podcast.

Eater Nashville

Eater Nashville featured O-Ku Pop-Up at Oak Steakhouse in “The Hottest Special Dinners in Nashville, Spring 2019”


Dream Vacation Magazine names Indaco and
The Macintosh as two of the Perfect Romantic Restaurants in Charleston.

Eater Atlanta

Eater Atlanta includes Oak Steakhouse and Donetto as top spots for booze-free
cocktails in Atlanta

Business Insider

Executive Chef Bobby Hodge featured in Business Insider ‘8 Easy Ways
to Save Money on Meat’

Charlotte Agenda

Charlotte Agenda shares some of the
most popular dishes to try once
Indaco opens in South End


Thrillist Atlanta names Colletta one of the
Best Pizza Spots in Atlanta

Eater Nashville

Eater Nashville featured Oak Steakhouse in
’16 Excellent Date Night Restaurants
in Nashville”

Eater Nashville

Eater Nashville names Oak Steakhouse
Nashville as one of the 13 Best Places to
Dine in Downtown

Condé Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler mentions O-Ku D.C. in the15 Best Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

Charlotte Agenda

Mouthwatering sushi inside South End’s new spot by Charlotte Agenda

Eater Atlanta

Feast on Juicy Steaks at These Atlanta Steakhouses

Washington City paper

Washington City Paper features O-Ku
D.C.’s opening

Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings: Oak Steakhouse Bar Manager Featured as CBD Cocktail Expert


Eater National puts Oak Steakhouse Nashville
on the list of The Hotest Restaurants in
25 Eater Cities, February 2018

Biz News

‘8 Charleston-area restaurants, chefs named James Beard Award semifinalists’ SC Biz News

Nation’s Restaurant News

‘A deep dive into this year’s James Beard Awards semifinalists’ National Restaurant News

Restaurant Magazine

‘James Beard Foundation Announces 2019 Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists’ Restaurant Magazine


Thirstymag recommends O-Ku D.C.’s
Ashigaru cocktail

Charleston Daily

‘James Beard Foundation Announces 2019 Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists – 7 named from Charleston SC’ Charleston Daily

Wis news 10

‘9 South Carolina restaurants and chefs nominated for prestigious James Beart Awards’ WIS News 10

Live 5 News

‘Charleston restaurants named among James Beard Award semi-finalists’ Live 5 News

Robb report

‘Here are the Semifinalists for America’s
Oscars of the Food World’ Robb Report

Charleston City Paper

‘Eight Charleston area chefs and restaurants named James Beard Semi-Finalists 2019′ Charleston Regional Business Jounral

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FOX 24

Interview with Steve featured on-air Fox24

The Cedar Room featured in roundup entitled
’10 Casual Wedding Ideas’


The Cocktail Club featured in roundup entitled ’12 Exclusive Private Clubs Worth the Price of Admission’ Maxim

Charlotte Agenda

O-Ku named No. 1 sushi spot in 2019 by Charlotte Agenda

Southern Kitchen

O-Ku CHS featured in roundup ‘Where to eat
the best sushi in the south’ Southern Kitchen

Pickler and Ben

Oak Steakhouse featured on Pickler and Ben segment for makeover winners of ‘More Jaw-dropping “Be Fearless” Makeovers‘

Charlotte Magazine

Charlotte Magazine shares opening update for Indaco Charlotte

Raleigh Magazine

Raleigh Magazine readers vote O-Ku as one of the best restaurant bars in Raleigh

Charlotte Magazine

O-Ku’s Larisa Yanicak shares emerging cocktail trends with Charlotte Magazine

The Daily Meal

‘James Beard Foundation Announces 2019…’
The Daily Meal

MSN Lifestyle

Oak Steakhouse ft. in roundup ‘America’s 50 Best Steakhouses’ MSN Lifestyle

Charlotte Agenda

Oak’s burger is named one of the best in Charlotte by Charlotte Agenda


CharlotteFive names Oak’s truffle frites
among the best fries in Charlotte

Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte Business Journal gives an update on Indaco

Triangle Business Journal

O-Ku is named one of the Triangle’s hottest new restaurants by the Triangle Business Journal

Spectrum News

Spectrum News goes “menu hopping”
with O-Ku

Visit Raleigh

O-Ku is one of the best new restaurants
opened in 2018 according to Visit Raleigh

Charlotte Agenda

O-Ku is recognized as one of the 50 best restaurants in Charlotte by Charlotte Agenda

Charleston City Paper

The Macintosh ft. in ‘Ditch the kitchen this Thanksgiving’ Charleston City Paper

Eat This Not That

Executive Chef Bobby Hodge featured in
Eat This Not That! ‘21 Southern Chef-Approved Tricks for Making the Perfect Deviled Eggs‘

Flavor & The Menu

Flavor & the Menu features O-Ku D.C.’s Ramen

O-Ku D.C.’s Mixologist Val Restificar shares his expert advice on


4 places to have a fancy pizza night in Atlanta

QC Exclusive

QC Exclusive shares their omakase
experience at O-Ku

Washington Post

Washington Post restaurant critic Tom
Sietsema calls O-Ku D.C. “big and beautiful”
that “masters the grill”

News & Observer

Oak’s upcoming opening is featured by
News & Observer


Head into the kitchen with WBTV and Oak Steakhouse Charlotte

Charlotte Agenda

Oak is named a must-try steakhouse by Charlotte Agenda


Tennessean featured Oak Steakhouse Sobro Cocktail in round-up of ‘5 Cool Cocktails to
Help You Beat the Heat in Nashville‘

Food & Wine

O-Ku D.C. named a summer restaurant
opening to keep on your radar by Food & Wine

Charlotte Magazine

Oak is voted “Best Steak” in the Charlotte Magazine BOB Awards

Charleston Magazine

Charleston Magazine features Steve Palmer’s empowering story of his journey to sobriety


Only In Your State lists Oak as one of the 15 places you should eat in Charlotte in 2018


Zagat Atlanta includes Donetto’s ripiena in
list of 12 must-try pasta dishes


Zagat Atlanta features Donetto as one of
Atlanta’s 10 Most Important Restaurant
Openings of 2017


Thrillist Atlanta includes Donetto in list of Atlanta’s Best New Restaurants for 2017


Oak Steakhouse Nashville is awarded one of the Best New Restaurants of 2017 by Thrillist


The Wall Street Journal features The Cocktail Club in their “Infallible Insider’s Guide to Charleston”

Nation’s Restaurant News

Nation’s Restaurant News features Donetto’s crispy fried rabbit


Oak Steakhouse Charlotte named one of The 15 Hottest New Restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina by Eater


Atlanta Journal-Constitution features Oak Steakhouse, Colletta and Donetto in list of 20 Atlanta restaurants to spice up lunch options

restaurant development + design

Oak Steakhouse Nashville Offers Fine Dining with a Nashville Feel by Restaurant
Development & Design

Huff Post

Huffington Post names Donetto the Best New Restaurant on Atlanta’s Westside


The 2017 SAVEUR Blog Awards Land in Charleston, South Carolina


Thrillist names Oak Steakhouse one of the
Best Steakhouses in Atlanta


Thrillist Atlanta features Oak Steakhouse’s Oak burger as one of the Best Burgers in Atlanta


Zagat Atlanta features O-Ku’s rooftop in list of
14 must-visit rooftop bars and restaurants

Facebook Watch

Eater features a behind-the-scenes look at
O-Ku’s black magic roll

Country Living

Country Living highlights Colletta as a top Alpharetta dining destination

Washington Post

The Washington Post recommends The Macintosh as one of the top three restaurants
in Charleston

Charlotte Business

Charlotte Business Journal takes a look inside Oak Steakhouse Charlotte and what’s on the menu.

Charlotte Magazine

O-Ku Charlotte makes Charlotte Magazine’s 25 Best New Restaurants of 2017

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Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure names Oak Steakhouse one of the Best Steakhouses in the United States

Charlotte Business Journal

O-Ku sushi spot set to open this week in Atherton Mill Charlotte Business Journal


Zagat Atlanta names O-Ku to list of 10 sexiest new restaurants and bars in the city

Charlotte Magazine

Charlotte Magazine sat down with O-Ku’s Executive Chef