Episode 15

Food and Dining

The food scene is exploding in the remaking of city centers everywhere – from fresh markets to food trucks, supermarkets to sidewalk cafes and restaurants to food halls.

Markets

We explore the evolution of two historic public markets while savoring a banking temple turned supermarket in the heart of a former financial district.

  • Heinen’s: Cleveland

  • Eastern Market: Detroit

  • Pike Place Market: Seattle

Great Outdoors

Hard to believe, but until the 1990s many American cities banned outdoor dining. Now sidewalk eating, food trucks and omni-present festivals dominate the streetscapes of many cities.

  • Café Society: Philadelphia

  • Food Trucking: Portland

  • Belden Place: San Francisco

Restaurants

While individual restaurants often spark the revival of entire neighborhoods, some operators have created economic empires in their hometowns that rival the impact of major companies and institutions. And then there are the incubators and food halls.

  • Lettuce Entertain You: Chicago

  • Trinity Groves: Dallas

  • Food Hall: Nashville

  • Heinen’s: Cleveland

  • Eastern Market: Detroit

  • Pike Place Market: Seattle

  • Café Society: Philadelphia
  • Food Trucking: Portland
  • Belden Place: San Francisco
  • Lettuce Entertain You: Chicago
  • Trinity Groves: Dallas
  • Food Hall: Nashville