Weekly Opening Report: The Week of September 23, 2013

A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings

Social Life Pizza

Social Life Pizza will be opening its second location in San Diego and serves craft-your-own Neapolitan pizza.

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:

Austin, TX
Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar: This is the restaurant of Austin’s newest boutique hotel called Hotel Ella, a newly renovated mansion of Ella Wooten, the estate’s original owner. According to a press release, Goodall’s will open later this month and serve comfort dishes with a twist. On the menu is a namesake burger with duck bacon, Boursin cheese, and fried egg. There is also a Cinnamon Smoked Duck Breast with butternut squash, caramelized pears, and truffle scented consommé.

Las Vegas, NV
Scotch Myst:
 Chef Grant MacPherson will be returning his international company Scotch Myst to Las Vegas and hopes to open by the end of the year, according to a press release. Scotch Myst features dining teams and menus for hotels that span across five continents. MacPherson says he’s excited to be based in Las Vegas again.

Oakland, CA
Yonsei Ramen: Keep an eye out for this late night pop-up restaurant at Hopscotch in the Uptown Neighborhood beginning Oct. 4. According to a press release, the pop-up will be open each Friday from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. There will be a changing menu featured on a chalkboard as well as cocktails courtesy of Hopscotch.

Larchmont, NY
Madison Kitchen: Chef Nick di Bona has partnered with Celano Design Studio in New York to create his first solo restaurant of New American cuisine, according to a press release. Di Bona and Celano created a cozy and rustic atmosphere with a reclaimed wood bar and bio-fueled fireplace. Menu items include a Maine lobster risotto and wild red snapper.

New York, NY
GLAZE Teriyaki Grill:
 The Seattle-style teriyaki restaurant has opened a location in Midtown West. This is GLAZE’s fourth location, according to a press release. The menu offers a choice of chicken breast or thigh, hanger steak, salmon, pork loin, tofu, or vegetables with GLAZE’s signature teriyaki sauce. Save room for brownies courtesy of The Brownie Boy, a brownie spot based in Brooklyn.

Maison Kayser: With locations in the Upper East Side and Flatiron, the Paris-based boulangerie will be opening a location in Columbus Circle early October, according to a press release. This bakery offers French breads, pastries, and café items like sandwiches and salads. There will also be a new vegetable and smoothie program. Keep an eye out for the Bryant Park location opening shortly after Columbus Circle.

Pizzetteria Brunetti: West Village will be getting a taste of Napoli at the end of the month, according to a press release. This will be the sister location of owners Michael and Jason Brunetti’s Westhampton Beach location. The family-owned pizzetteria will feature a custom brick oven and staple Napoli pizzas, such as margherita and vongole (pizza with clams).

Reserve Cut: The Setai Wall Street will be getting a new kosher restaurant called Reserve Cut in October. Albert Allaham, owner of Brooklyn butcher shop The Prime Cut, will feature a variety of steaks, according to a press release. Cuts include 10 types of prime steak, including Wagyu Angus ribs and Colorado rack of lamb.

Sweet Chick: The Southern comfort food venue based in Brooklyn will be opening a second location at the old Max Fish space on the Lower East Side, according to Bowery Boogie. Sweet Chick is known for their chicken & waffles, as well as other Southern favorites like mac & cheese and their House Dry-Aged Rib Eye.

Taquitoria: A team from Restaurant Marc Forgione opened the taquito-specialized restaurant in the Lower East Side, according to a press release. Matthew Conway, Barry Frish, and Brad Holtzman offer a variety of taquitos including beef, pork, or vegetarian as classic or cheesy style. Mention “chronic style” for every topping on the menu for an extra $3.

Toro: The Barcelona-style tapas bar is now open in Chelsea, according to a press release. Chefs/owners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette opened a tapas bar in Boston and brought its Spanish flavors to the Big Apple. Nosh on small items like lamb tartare with chocolate mint, radish yogurt, and berbere or rabbit paté with mostarda.

San Diego, CA
Social Life Pizza:
 The pizzeria opened their second location in San Diego, according to a press release. Social Life first opened in Las Vegas and this new location marks the launch of national expansion. The eatery features make-your-own Neapolitan pizzas with toppings like San Marzano crushed tomatoes, prosciutto di parma, and meatballs.

San Francisco, CA
 Hamm’s Building welcomes a new deli. This is Salumeria’s second location, and the menu will be the same as the flagship, but will also serve breakfast and espresso drinks, according to a press release. The menu is seasonally driven and will also have sandwiches, soups, salads, antipasti, as well as a selection of imported meats and cheeses.

Seattle, WA
 Ethan Stowell introduced his newest and smallest restaurant in Tangletown, according to a press release. Pronounced as “market,” the 600-square foot restaurant will feature American cuisine. The menu is divided into four sections: snacks, fish, meats, and vegetables. Be sure to look for the hamachi tuna ceviche with citrus-cucumber ice, coriander, and red onions; and fried quail with a marble potato salad, roasted plum sauce, and rosemary.

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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