Weekly Opening Report: August 2, 2013

Staff Writer
A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings
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Eight Turn Crepe offers Japanese crepes in New York's SoHo.

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:

New York, NY
Paradise Biryani Point: The Indian culinary chain opened its 33rd location in 77 Lexington Avenue, according to a release. The restaurant offers biryani, which has slow-cooked meat and basmati rice, seasoned by owner Raj Gowlikar’s hand-mixed spices.

Gato: Bobby Flay plans to open a Mediterranean-inspired Spanish restaurant called Gato, Grub Street reported. The restaurant in NoHo is expected to open in early 2014.

Eight Turn Crepe: The Japanese crepe fast-casual restaurant opened their first U.S. location in SoHo, a release reported. The crepes are prepared Japanese cone-style, and are made with gluten-free rice flour dough.

Sushi Dojo: The East Village Japanese restaurant, headed by executive chef David Bouhadana who trained with Iron Chef Morimoto, is now open, according to a release. The 36-seat restaurant serves sea urchin and squid, sake selections, the chef’s choice omakase, and more.

Jersey Mike’s: The Jersey Shore sub sandwich chain opened its first Manhattan location, according to a release. There will be a second location on 56th and 3rd Avenue that will be opening this month.

Piora: The West Village restaurant is now open, serving modern American cuisine inspired by Italian, French, and Korean fare. Expect dishes such as red wine rigatoni with duck sausage, spigarello, and charred fig, or suckling pig with radish, burdock, and pear.

Ventura, CA
Jolly Oyster Kitchen: The now-open Jolly Oyster Kitchen opened next to the original Jolly Oyster, serving raw, baked, and fried oysters, according to a release. Other selections include Creole baked oysters, Manila clam steamers, Baja Bay scallop ceviche, Baja stone crab claws, burgers, chili pickles from The Ventura Meat Co., and more.

Atlanta, GA
Slice & Pint: Slice & Pint opened in Emory Village, serving appetizers, pizzas, calzones, and sandwiches, according to Eater Atlanta. Next winter, the restaurant will open a microbrewery next door.

Detroit, MI
Go! Sy Thai: The Thai restaurant outpost is now open in midtown’s Auburn building, Eater Detroit reported. You won’t find all of the menu items served at the Sy Thai restaurants, but Go! Sy Thai’s menu will have the popular selections that are suited for fast-casual dining.

Boston, MA
Whisk: The pop-up restaurant, which will stay at Hanover Street through around September, is now open, according to Eater Boston. There are three-, five-, and seven-course weekly-changing menus from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Cambridge, MA
Cancun Taqueria: The Mexican restaurant plans to open in Cambridge, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. The eatery, which will open at 1105 Massachusetts Avenue, will be 60 seats and 4 seasonal outdoor seats.

Washington, DC
Sandovan Restaurant and Lounge: The restaurant is replacing RAS Restaurant & Lounge’s former place at 2809 Georgia Avenue, NW, according to Eater D.C. No word on when the restaurant will open.

RedRocks Pizzeria: The three-floor pizzeria is currently waiting for permits and will open before Labor Day, according to District Cuisine.

House of Milae: The Korean restaurant, which will replace the now-closed La Plaza restaurant, will open around September, according to Bethesda Magazine.

Chef Jose Garces’ New Restaurant: The James Beard award-winning chef will open an Argentinean steakhouse in Loews Madison Hotel by early 2014, according to a release.

Bar Charley: The bar and restaurant will open on August 22nd, according to Washington Post, serving drinks, small plates such as lobster roll and bison sloppy joe, and pies.

District Flea: New York City’s Brooklyn Flea founders are looking to open a similar marketplace in District U by September 14th, according to Washington Post. It will be open every Saturday for six weeks at 945 Florida Avenue.

Max Brenner: The chocolate restaurant is now open in Bethesda, MD, according to Eater D.C. This is Brenner’s first location in the D.C. area, and it looks like there will be four more stores popping up nearby, according to Washington Business Journal.

Los Angeles, CA
Roadside Eats: The southern-style sandwich shop is opening later this summer, according to a release. The shop, located in Hollywood, will serve sandwiches such as Carolina-style pulled pork, barbeque chicken, and low and slow brisket.

Belfast, ME
The Gothic: Chef Matthew Kenney opened The Gothic in what was formerly The Belfast National Bank, according to a release. The restaurant will serve Maine’s fresh meat and seafood, as well as seasonal produce using modernist culinary techniques.

Destin, FL
Chicken Salad Chick: The fast-casual restaurant is now open in the City Market Shopping Center in Destin, according to a release. The chain offers customized chicken salads, soups, and baked desserts.

Las Vegas, NV
Sweets Raku: The Japanese dessert place will have its grand opening on Monday, August 5th, according to Eater Vegas. The restaurant does not have a set menu, but pastry chef Mio Ogasawara will serve dessert courses and wines.

Seattle, WA
Trophy Cupcakes: The cupcake bakery will open a concession stand at the new Husky Stadium, according to Eater Seattle. The opening date is August 31st, when the Husky opening game starts. They will sell their purple and gold cupcakes, so fans can snack on something sweet to cheer on their team.

True to our mission, The Daily Meal is always on the lookout for tips about restaurant openings. If you believe we’ve missed any, feel free to drop us a hint!

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