Weekly Opening Report: The Week Of February 24, 2014

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:


Red Cow, a "Steak Frites-focused" restaurant, recently opened in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood, according to a press release. The 1,800-square-foot space offers a full bar and wine program and a menu inspired by French brasserie classics that features house-made charcuterie, local shellfish, and more.

San Diego

The Cravory's first brick-and-mortar location recently opened, according to a press release. It will feature at least 15 of the cookie company's cookie flavors every day, including its signature "Red Velvet" and "Birthday Cake" flavors as well as six new monthly flavors. Cookie cost $2 each and can also be purchased and packaged in gift boxes of a dozen or two dozen.


Los Angeles

hospitality professional Marino Monferrato and pizzaiolo, Massimiliano Di Lascio, both native of Italy, teamed up to open DeSano Pizza Bakery in East Hollywood, according to a press release. The restaurant offers traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and cuisine featuring authentic flavors and ingredients from Italy.


New York City

A new Parm location is expected to open in summer 2014 in the Upper West Side at the Columbus Avenue space last occupied by Lansky's Old World Deli, according to a press release.

James Freeman opened his 13th Blue Bottle location, making it the sixth location in New York, in Boerum Hill, according to a press release. The 266 square-foot shop is Blue Bottle's smallest east coast location so far.

Park Slope's 11-year-old café, Parco, which served pastries, cookies, Italian coffee, and homemade carrot dog biscuits, recently closed.

Paula Deen Ventures announced plans to open the first of the former Food Network chef's new restaurants, Paula Deen's Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in summer 2014.

Russian-American multi-platinum pop recording artist Ariana Grinblat introduces Ariana, New York's first restaurant dedicated to modern interpretations of traditional Russian cuisine. She collaborated with executive chef Vitalii Kovalev from St. Petersburg on a menu that reflects dishes she's cooked over the years with her Russian mother and grandmother.

Mile End's Noah Bernamoff and The Smile's Matt Kliegman will open an old-school bagel shop called Black Seed, by the end of March 2014. The bagels at Black Seed, which will seat 11 people, will be hand-rolled, poached in a kettle of alkalized water, then baked in a wood-burning oven. Along with bagels and house-made cream cheese, sandwiches and salads will also be available.

Philly sports bar Wogies Bar and Grill recently opened a second location in the Financial District, according to a press release. The bar is known for its chicken wings and Philly cheesesteaks served on house-baked rolls.

Texas de Brazil, the nation's well-known Brazilian steakhouse, recently opened a new location in Lenox Hill — the first in Manhattan, according to a press release.  The restaurant's menu features southern Brazilian cuisine, "served with the generous spirit of Texas."