Weekly Opening Report: The Week of March 24, 2014

A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings

Featuring an “essential pairings” concept, Watertable will open in the Hyatt Huntington Beach in April 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:


Featuring an “essential pairings” concept, Watertable will open in the Hyatt Huntington Beach in April 2014.

Scheduled to open in Los Angeles on March 31, Faith & Flower celebrates two eras:  the 1920s and today.  It’s named after the street on which it resides — Flower Street — which is its current name, and Faith Street, the former name of the street during the early 1920s.

A new food and drink venue named Barlett Hall, which is named after one of San Francisco’s former mayors, will open in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood in spring 2014.



Michael Shikany’s namesake restaurant SHIKANY, inspired by his world travels and culinary experiencesat some of the country’s most prestigious dining institutions, will open in Wynwood on April 1.



Award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza will open a new location on the University of Central Missouri campus in Kansas City in August 2015. The location will have more than 100 seats as well as a patio overlooking Missouri ‘s football stadium.


New York City

Under new management, the Upper West Side’s Hunan Park is now called Big Apple Asian Cuisine and is more expensive.

Upper East Side landmark, Grace’s Marketplace will relocate a few blocks away in the same neighborhood as well as expand its offerings in summer 2014. 


North Carolina

Pompieri Pizza, a wood-fired pizza restaurant, will open April 1 in downtown Durham inside historic Fire Station #1. Making everything in-house, it will serve authentic Neapolitan-style pizza baked in wood-fired ovens in its dining room.

Harvest 18 recently opened in Durham featuring a menu with over 80 percent of its food sourced from North Carolina farmers and purveyors.


Washington, DC

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Chef Bob Kinkead’s new restaurant Campono — adjacent to his restaurant Ancora, which is temporarily closed for renovations — just opened in the Watergate Complex across from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The new restaurant focuses on casual Italian cuisine and specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza.