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By: Chris Barrows & Jasmine Scott We live in an instant gratification culture.  We want what we want when we want it.  When things don’t happen as quickly or as planned, it’s easy to become frustrated or feel as if you’re falling behind. Feelings of inadequacy, or doubt, or wanting to give up creep in. […]


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By Corey Simpson Two brothers were given land by their wise grandfather, a King. The King had to choose his successor based on how they handled their newly gifted land and subjects. The two brothers informed the tired and hungry subjects that they would be feeding them in two separate dining halls each had constructed. […]

The Two Rooms (Which do you choose?)

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When we landed the name “The 3rd Spot “ for our innovative “eatertainment 2.0” concept, we knew we were on to something.  A play on the term “the third place”, originally coined by sociologist Ray Oldenberg, the name perfectly encapsulated our purpose of building community and connecting people.   A 3rd Spot is a place that […]

Introducing YOUR 3rd Spot

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We are in the people business. This includes ALL people – guests and team members from all backgrounds and communities.    We are committed to creating an environment of diversity, inclusion and belonging where people can connect and communities can be built. We foster a culture that treats each other with respect and empathy, creating safety, […]

Everyone's Part of the Story

Everyone is Part of the Story

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There are not many celebrations where a key component to the experience doesn’t involve some type of imbibing.  Well known as a “social lubricant”, alcohol can make us feel social, euphoric, confident and more relaxed.  There is a reason this is typically the first course in social settings and why people’s night out or celebration […]

Cocktail Lineup

Drink Different

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In ‘eatertainment’, we design and build our venues around the guest experience.  We want to maximize their journey through the venue and “wow” them with artistically clever touches.  We’ve all seen Bar Rescue and know how design can influence guest behaviors.   Who doesn’t want a beautiful space that leads the guest to the desired […]

Server Training

Improving the Server Experience

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The most memorable part of your meal should not be the price, wait, or regret.  Dining is about sharing an experience with people you care about, much like sitting around the table at your home home where  you break bread with friends and family. 

Small Plates

Small Plates Dining Revolution