Weekly Opening Report: The Week of April 7, 2014

A look into this week’s restaurant openings
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Williamsburg favorite Sweet Chicks is adding a Manhattan location.

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

Next Wednesday Baker & Co. will bring seasonal Italian fare made from local ingredients to The West Village. The Bleeker Street spot is from the owner of Aurora and Emporio. Executive Chef Ricardo Buitoni will create the menu.

Italian restaurant Bocca di Baco has opened its fourth location in a Chelsea space that formerly housed IL Bastardo. The location will continue IL Bastardo’s popular brunch parties, which will be called IL Bastardo Brunch at Bocca di Bacco

Williamsburg favorite Sweet Chick will bring its rib-sticking Southern menu, including fried chicken and waffles, to a new location on the Lower East Side, in the space that formerly housed the bar Max Fish.

Times Square’s Yotel is aiming to connect all corners of the globe with East & West, a new lounge and eatery that debuted this week. The shareable plate menu will include dishes like Miso Glazed Black Cod and Tori Dango Chicken Meatballs. Like the rest of Yotel, East and West features a design reminiscent of a highly modernized airport.

Beautique, which opened earlier this week on 58th street, will feature a menu from former Le Cirque executive chef Craig Hopson with dishes Crab Flan with Crisp Pork Belly and Malt Caramel, and King Salmon with Buttermilk Vinaigrette and Poppy Seeds. James Beard nominee Charlotte Voisey will provide the cocktails.

Las Vegas

Earlier this week, the Monte Carlo opened Yusho, bringing ramen, steamed buns, and other Japanese street foods to the center of the Las Vegas Strip. The menu is by Chicago chef Matthias Merges, formerly of legendary Chicago restaurant Charlie Trotters. 

Braddah’s Island Style has opened a second Las Vegas location, located in northwest part of the metro area. The restaurant features affordable burritos, bowls, and tacos with a Hawaiian twist.

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Adam D’Arpino is the Restaurants Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @AdamDArpino.

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