Weekly Opening Report: The Week of January 6, 2014
A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings
Every week, we take a look at some of the restaurants that have opened or will soon open across the country. Here’s this week’s roundup:
II Mulino New York will open a new location this winter at South of Fifth, according to a press release. The menu will be similar to items offered at the flagship restaurant in New York and also include dishes that highlight South Beach’s flavor with fresh seafood, handmade pastas, and quality meat and poultry.
A premium all-frozen food retail store called Babeth’s Feast will open in the Upper East Side in the spring of 2014, according to a press release. The store will offer 340 products sorted into 10 different categories, consisting of breakfast, pastries and breads, hors d’oevres, appetizers and soups, side dishes, butcher shop, fish market, main courses, sauces, spreads and chopped herbs, desserts and fruits, ice cream, and pantry items.
Anthony Bourdain, who has partnered with entrepreneur Stephen Werther, is planning a New York food market that will feature stalls serving international street food. The location has not yet been determined, but there are speculations that the market could be a part of 3 World Trade Center or Hudson Yards.
Greenwich Village’s Gray’s Papaya closed for reasons that are not clear, however, there is speculation that a price hike could be the reason.
Owners of Beekman Beer Garden opened a food truck called Beekman Bites, serving snacks, such as tacos and burgers, and beer at the Seaport. They are also planning to open a craft beer bar on Fulton Street.
Tavern on the Green is planned to open Feb 6. With 300 indoor seats in two dining rooms and a bar as well as 300 additional seats in an outdoor terrace. The menu will offer “causal modern-American” food, using largely locally-sourced ingredients.
Renowned Neapolitan pizza masters Roberto Caporuscio and Antonio Starita have partnered up to open Don Antonio by Starita in Buckhead, according to a press release. The restaurant is a spin-off of the New York City location and offers a menu of more than 60 traditional and creative wood-fired authentic Neapolitan pizzas.
Hog Island Oyster Company is closing Jan. 16 for expansion and will be expanding to the area that used to be Ferry Plaza Plaza Seafood and will increase to hold 125 seats. In addition to expansion, the restaurant will serve new menu items, offer later hours of service, and have a full liquor license with cocktails made by Scott Beattie and Michael Jack Pazdon of St. Helena’s Goose and Gander.
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