Bellemore is the 18th restaurant concept our team opened with Boka Restaurant Group. We worked alongside the chef, interior designer and owner partners to bring a new kind of brasserie—based on foraging—to life. 

The restaurant quickly won “Most Beautiful Restaurant in Chicago” from Vogue Magazine and its brand ephemera is continuously Instagrammed by patrons and staff alike. 

I led the project and coordinated with Studio K, the interior design partner. This lead to several other notable and large scale hospitality projects for Grip. Additionally, I spearheaded photoshoot efforts with the creative team to capture brand ephemera.


Brand Strategy, Workshop Facilitator





Six months

Hunting & gathering for the perfect brand.


All Projects

© 2022 by Lonnie Tapia

I'm currently located on the traditional lands of the Nambé O-Ween-Gé, Tetsuge Owingeh Jicarilla Apache, Bodéwadmiakiwen (Potawatomi), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) peoples. I acknowledge with gratitude the Traditional Custodians of this land and pay my respects to their Elders, past and present.