Weekly Opening Report: The Week of June 17, 2013

Staff Writer
A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings
The Austin Chronicle

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
Mettle: Recently, this new bistro opened on the East Side, a collaboration between owner Bridget Dunlop and chef Andrew Francisco. The daily menu at the airy and warm space includes such options as beef tongue tacos with escabeche and crème fraiche.

Las Vegas, NV
Pub 1842: In the MGM Grand resort, chef Michael Mina’s high-concept gastro pub opened on June 18. Besides a huge beer selection, the menu features a wide range of comfort food options.

Nantucket, MA
The Proprietors Bar & Table: Describing itself as having a “well-traveled palate,” this whaling-inspired restaurant opened June 20 in downtown Nantucket. The menu, featuring international food with local ingredients, involves such items as Carolina spatchcock, and the venue features two floors of seating, a porch, and a wood-top bar.

New York, NY
Potatopia: On July 11 the first New York location of Potatopia, a fast-casual restaurant centered around the potato, will open in West Village. Here the potato will become the foundation of a balanced meal, rather than a side dish, with such eclectic menu options as “I Think Therefore I Yam.”

Tutto Il Giorno: This Italian restaurant, already with locations in Sag Harbor and Southampton, is set to open an outpost in TriBeCa soon. Seating 150, the establishment will serve fine Italian food, but with a casual and upbeat vibe.

Good Enough to Eat: After facing possible closure, this 30-year-old staple opened in a new location on the Upper West Side on June 13. Though reopening in a new and slightly larger building, the menu is not changing, and all of the decoration from the old location has been transplanted to the new.

Pinot’s Palette: This unique chain, a wine bar in which painting classes are offered, is set to open its first New York location on the Lower East Side. Painting parties will be offered, as well as classes for walk-in traffic.

Cork n’ Fork: In the East Village, a tapas restaurant featuring menu items inspired by international cuisines will be opening soon. It is expected to contain a bar with ten seats and serve lunch and dinner.

The Halal Guys: The popular food cart has announced that they will launch a new cart in an as-yet-unspecified location in the East Village. Details as to the date are not yet in, but the new outpost is expected to be similar to the old.

Philadelphia, PA
Serpico: This anticipated restaurant, a collaboration between chef Peter Serpico and restarauter Stephen Starr, is set to open on June 21. The whole eatery, serving only dinner, is intended to have a cozy neighborhood theme, and will feature a sort of cuisine “ingredient-driven offering a seasonally evolving menu of playful yet familiar takes on global fare, according to its website.

Seattle, WA
Stoneburner: From restaurateurs James Weimann and Deming Maclise comes Stoneburner, opening on June 25 on the ground level of the Hotel Ballard. It will feature Mediterranean-style stone hearth cooking and handmade pastas with a seasonal and farm-to-table focus, in a venue decorated with antiques from around the world, such as a San Francisco streetlight.

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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