Tag Archives: Openings

John Fraser Is Opening a Gimmick-Free Brasserie in the West Village

Source: Grub Street NY

The inspirations for John Fraser’s new American brasserie, the Loyal, slated to open this Wednesday, are many: Blue Ribbon and Raoul’s (“because they’re timeless, and places you go to knock back a martini at five o’clock but also celebrate something at midnight when you get off of …

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Nom Wah Tu Wants to Serve Late-night Dim Sum

Source: Grub Street NY

After 95 years on Doyers Street, Nom Wah started what is, comparatively, an expansion tear two years ago. Owner Wilson Tang opened just its second location in Philadelphia in 2015, then the brisk business Nom Wah Nolita in 2016, and the Canal Street Market stall Nom Wah …

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Uncle Boons Sister Is a Fast-food Version of Uncle Boons

Source: Grub Street NY

“Whenever my mom visits New York from Thailand, she threatens to open a restaurant called Uncle Boons Sister and put us out of business,” says Ann Redding, co-owner of Nolita’s Uncle Boons, which she actually did name after her mother’s brother. Her mother’s joking, of course, but she’s also too …

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A New Roman Restaurant Is Pushing Pinsa Instead of Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Beverage manager Michael Schall, chef Michele Baldacci, and sommelier Rocco Spagnardi aren’t the most famous names in New York food. But their hugely popular Locanda Vini e Olii is a neighborhood restaurant anyone would be happy to have nearby. Tomorrow, the trio will bring some of that charm to …

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A Brooklyn Chef Wants to Make ‘Calabrese’ Pizza New York’s Next Great Pie Style

Source: Grub Street NY

The chef Roberto Aita took a trip to his childhood home in Calabria in August with a mission: learn everything he could about the simple-but-delicious pizza his “nonna” used to make, baked in a deep pan with chili and freshly squeezed tomatoes, surrounded by olive oil so it tastes almost …

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A New East Village Bar Evokes New England’s Seaside Dives

Source: Grub Street NY

When the Lost Lady opens tonight, its owners will attempt something that’s particularly difficult to pull off in the bar world: creating a new space that feels instantly comfortable and lived-in. It’s a tall order — but if anyone can do it, we’d bank on owners Robert Ceraso and …

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At Danny Meyer’s New Café, the ‘Iced Coffee’ Is Actually Ice

Source: Grub Street NY

In Italy, iced coffee can mean something very different: Espresso that’s semi-frozen, so it’s firm and scoopable, made into a granita that’s sometimes topped with a liberal dose of whipped cream. Granitas come from Sicily, where they’re a respite from ragingly hot summers, but they’re found all over Italy now, …

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The Kardashians’ favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, is set to open in D.C. Expect sushi with a side of paparazzi.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

For the past two years, the D.C. food scene has been abuzz with news that Nobu is coming, Nobu is coming. Well, Nobu is here. Finally. Friday at 10 a.m., the West End outpost (2525 M St. NW) of the acclaimed international chain will begin taking reservations for a Sept. 12 opening. This marks the 38th location […]

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NYC Has a Brand-new All-Dessert Tasting Menu — and It Looks Impressively Ambitious

Source: Grub Street NY

Since March, Rory Macdonald has been baking cranberry-and-walnut bread, gianduja kouign amann, and sandwiches at his Flatiron shop Patisserie Chanson. It’s a higher-end pastry shop, for sure, but one you can still regularly stop by for a breakfast pastry, a quick lunch, or (in a nod to McDonald’s London …

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Inside Ugly Baby, Where an Acclaimed Thai Chef Is Cooking Once Again

Source: Grub Street NY

Chefs Kanlaya Supachana and Sirichai Sreparplarn lit a fire in Red Hook at Kao Soy, where the infectiously good northern-Thai cooking made the restaurant an instant success. Personal issues prompted the duo to leave and open a pop-up nearby called Chiang Mai in 2015. That pop-up closed a year and …

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First Look at Claro, a Oaxacan-Inspired Restaurant in Gowanus

Source: Grub Street NY

T.J. Steele first dreamed of opening a “farm-to-table” Mexican restaurant over a decade ago, when he was executive sous-chef at Union Square Cafe, and you could probably count all the ensuing years spent traveling, eating, and cooking around Mexico as research. (Along the way, he co-founded a mezcal brand, …

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Maialino Vet Chris McDade Brings ‘Hot Chicken’ Milanese to Brooklyn

Source: Grub Street NY

Italy has many regions, but last we checked, Georgia wasn’t one of them. Still, chef and Decatur native Chris McDade has found common ground between the regional American cuisine of the South, where he first began cooking professionally at Atlanta’s Rathburn’s, and that of the old country, to which he …

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57 Fall Restaurant Openings You Need to Know About

Source: Grub Street NY

After the summer doldrums, both appetites and restaurant openings rev up. The new season is jam-packed with Peking duck, Turkish steak, Japanese chains, neo-brasseries, and Brooklyn banchan. And because this is New York, there is lots of pizza on the horizon, plus an abbondonza of Italian food. Ahead, all that …

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Inside Tokyo Record Bar, the Manhattan Homage to Japan’s Vinyl Lounges

Source: Grub Street NY

In Tokyo, a specific style of bar has become increasingly popular: tiny, beautiful places that play records on vinyl and serve fine Japanese whisky. This type of establishment (see: JBS, Bar Martha, Track) considers what you hear as important as what you eat, and though it can …

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Two International Superstar Chefs Are Opening Their First American Outposts This Fall

Source: Grub Street NY

How do the New York restaurants of Dong Zhenxiang and Nusret Gökçe, a.k.a. Salt Bae, compare?

120 W. 42nd St., nr. Sixth Ave. (October)

The chef: Dong Zhenxiang

Home base: Beijing, China

Empire: Ten branches of high-end DaDong in Beijing, four in Shanghai; two casual Taste of DaDongs in Beijing; …

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Italian Favorite Coco Pazzo Will Make a Comeback This Fall

Source: Grub Street NY

Chroniclers of Italian food in New York City know Pino Luongo as an ambitious, irascible O.G. of Tuscan cuisine, having risen from the lowly rank of Da Silvano busboy to helm such late-20th-century hot spots as Il Cantinori, Sapore di Mare, Le Madri, and Mad.61 before succumbing to ill-fated business …

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Oka Plays Fast and Loose With Izakaya Food

Source: Grub Street NY

People love izakayas for obvious reasons: They’re casual, fun places to drink, like taverns, but with better food than mozzarella sticks microwaved for not long enough. What’s not to like about Japanese fried chicken and good beer delivered sans sermon? John McCarthy likes them as much as the next guy. …

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Mark Ladner’s Pasta Flyer Is Almost Ready to Take Off

Source: Grub Street NY

When Mark Ladner left his post as executive chef at Del Posto in January, a plate of pasta cost between $30 and $40. When he opens Pasta Flyer this fall, he’ll be charging $9.99 for a spaghetti-and-meatballs combo meal. And while you might be tempted to attribute this downscaling …

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19 New Bars for Every Type of Drinker, Opening This Fall

Source: Grub Street NY

Acoustik Garden (early September)
1515 Atlantic Ave., at Albany Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant

The bar of summer was Diamond Reef; this fall brings another indoor-outdoor spot a few blocks east on Atlantic. Acoustik Garden, from event coordinator and former bartender Heather-Sky McField, will have live music — jazz, R&B, neo-soul, …

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Frenchette Will Be a Fresh Start for Two Former Keith McNally Chefs

Source: Grub Street NY

Frenchette” is a song off ex–New York Dolls singer David Johansen’s self-titled first solo album, which makes it an apt name for the first independent restaurant from Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, the co-chefs who spent 16 years opening instant hot spots Balthazar, Pastis, Schiller’s, and …

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Danny Meyer’s Fast-Casual Martina Pizzeria Opens This Weekend in the East Village

Source: Grub Street NY

You’d have thought things couldn’t get any rosier for Nick Anderer, Danny Meyer’s Roman-food guru and former chef of Maialino and its sister pizzeria-restaurant, Marta. “I love Marta,” he says. “But a year in, I said to myself, and to Danny, ‘It’s an awesome space, but confined by a lot …

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9 new restaurants to try around Washington

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

As summer continues to sizzle in Washington, the dining scene feels as hot as ever. Here are nine new restaurants to check out, vetted by Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema. Mola The owners of Nido are doing the same thing for Spanish food in Mount Pleasant as they did for Mediterranean fare in Woodridge. In […]

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This art exhibition will have augmented reality cocktails that shift before your eyes

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

When you look at Artechouse’s cocktail menu through your phone, words and images might leap off the page and swirl around. The exhibition around you could be visible inside your drink. It might even look like someone else is taking a sip. That’s the plan for the interactive art space’s upcoming augmented reality cocktail experience, […]

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Meet the Harlem Couple That Chased Their Dream to Open NYC’s Most Charming New Scoop Shop

Source: Grub Street NY

A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything that’s happening in the world of ice cream right now.

At some point, everyone fantasizes about dropping everything to open an ice-cream shop, a small place where the main concern is whether there’s enough salted caramel on hand to get through a …

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Say Hello to Fairfax, Gabriel Stulman’s New All-Day Café

Source: Grub Street NY

After five years and two locations, Gabriel Stulman closed Perla, his most upscale restaurant, last month. He’s quickly pivoted by opening Fairfax in the same West Village corner space: a more casual, all-day café modeled after relaxed European wine bars. It’ll open at 8 a.m. daily with a breakfast …

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