Rogue Restaurants Are a Growing Trend


First, it was lobster rolls in Brooklyn. Now it's coq au vin in Fort Lauderdale. What's the common thread? Apartment dwellers taking a chance -- and flouting the law -- to make a go of it as underground restaurateurs right in their home kitchens.

These types of less-than-legal establishments have come to be known in the food media as "rogue restaurants", and have received validating coverage from major publications like Bon Appetit and Food and Wine (it's a telling sign of how new the trend is that recently-shuttered Gourmet didn't get in on the coverage).