Weekly Opening Report: The Week Of January 13, 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:


Los Angeles

The famous La Valencia Hotel just reopened its icnonic Café la Rue, a bistro and bar now offering modern European cuisine, according to a press release. This is the first new restaurant concept from La Valencia Hotel in a half century. The café originally opened in 1947. The restaurant's menu and atmosphere are inspired by three paintings of 1920s Parisian city life and the French art deco era by artist Wing Howard that hang in the venue. The design features an open central bar with barrel dome glass canopy, high gloss, hand-poured and -polished Terrazzo floors in Parisian art deco designs, and table and banquette seating. The menu offers items such as Brussels sprouts with balsamic, pancetta, and parmesan cream; grilled albacore with nicoise tapenade and oven-roasted tomatoes on ciabatta; and paella with shrimp, mussels, clams, and arborio chorizo.


New York City

Hudson Café recently opened in West Village, according to a press release. Open from breakfast through dinner, the new venue features full-service dining, specials prepared daily, dessert and pastries prepared in house by pastry chefs Aurora and Miriam Elizalde, and a comprehensive beer, wine, and coffee programs.



The legendary cheese shop Murray's Cheese, which began in a corner grocery store in Greenwich Village, New York, will open its 100th store in Studio City on Feb. 1, according to a press release. To celebrate, the company will host parties, tasting, and giveaways in its stores across the United States on opening day. Murray's will host cheese tastings in every one of its stores. The flagship Greenwich Village store will give away 100 free Murray's Melts grilled cheese sandwiches to the first 100 customers beginning at 11 a.m. The newest location in Studio City will give away 100 free Murray's Melts grilled cheese sandwiches to the first 100 customers beginning at 11 a.m. as well as 100 free tote bags. And finally, Murray's will give away 10 $100 shopping sprees through a contest on Facebook beginning Jan. 22.



This March, Chippy's Fish & Drink will open in the former Dutch Bike Co. coffee shop space in The Kolstrand Building, according to a press release. The new venue will serve classic fish and chips as well as other classic seafood specialties and will offer seating for 18 people as well as eight spots at the bar. The bar serves rotating beers on tap and a full bar. 


Washington, D.C.

Austin's East Side King will be taking over Toki Underground. Classic dishes from East Side King as well as new ones will be offered for lunch and dinner on Jan. 24, beginning at 11 a.m., according to a press release. Some items that will be featured include beef tongue kare kare buns, beet home fries, fried Brussels sprout salad, and liberty rice.