Weekly Opening Report: The Week of September 16, 2013
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:
Shoo-Fly: Spike Gjerdie, co-owner of Woodberry Kitchen and Artifact Coffee, will be opening a restaurant in Belvedere Square, according to Eater. Gjerdie’s menu will feature comfort food items such as sourdough pancakes, crab salad, and a Hangtown Fry with bacon, fried oyster, fried egg, and toast.
Sweet Radish: Eater reported Sweet Radish opened last Tuesday. The bakery specializes in making goods for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, and not using any wheat, rye, or barely.
Blackfinn Ameripub: The American sports bar and eatery opened just in time for football season in River North, according to Zagat. There are hearty menu items including crab cake benedicts for brunch, cheese steak sandwiches for lunch, and bacon-wrapped meatloaf for dinner. There is also an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner option as well as over 100 beers on tap. Of course, televisions all around, so you’ll never miss the big game.
Tanoshii Ramen: Dallas will open its first ramen-ya this month, according to a press release. As previously reported, the shop is owned by a husband-wife duo and they will make their ramen noodles in-house. Late night hot pots will also be available on Fridays and Saturdays ‘til 3 a.m. Other than staple ramen favorites like curry and tonkatsu ramen, there will also be vegan items.
Monkey King: Eater reported the news that Monkey King opened on Tuesday. Their menu consists of dumplings, wontons, and hand-made noodle soup. They hope to expand soon by having their own food truck.
Gas Money Bar N’ Grill: Owner Richard Rawlings, from Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud, opened Gas Money on Wednesday, as reported by Eater. The menu includes three-cheese truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and smoked brisket. You can also be entertained by the live music performances.
Los Angeles, CA
Etchea: The Basque-inspired bakery and café has a new opening in Downtown LA, according to Zagat. The flagship near the University of Southern California has bakery items like muffins, croissants, homemade sourdough bread, as well as ciabatta pizzas, eggs piperade, and an almond cake with vanilla and almond custard.
New York, NY
Henry, A Liquor Bar: The new bar is featured at the Hudson Hotel, according to a press release. Polleno is one of the signature cocktails, and includes fresh sour apple, sweet apple, fino sherry, and fennel pollen. There are also Bar Jars, which are mason jars filled with a light fare.
Joe & MissesDoe: Joe and Jill Dobias, the married couple behind the sandwich shop JoeDough, opened a casual eatery this week, according to a press release. The new East Village spot specializes in American classics with a twist, such as Crispy Duck Skins, Bone Marrow Butter, and Cheezy Cherry Peppers with provolone and prosciutto.
La Cenita: Spanish for “the little dinner,” this new Meatpacking District Mexican restaurant is set to open Sept. 24, according to a press release. Chef Akhtar Nawab of La Esquina created Mexican-inspired items like the King Crab Tostada on a corn masa pizza dough with chipotle “ash” esquites. There will also be a ceviche bar and frozen cocktails.
Lucy’s Whey: The East Hampton and Chelsea Market cheese artisanal will be opening on the Upper East Side, according to DNAinfo New York. Along with the signature grilled cheese sandwiches, the UES outpost will have a café. In the morning and afternoon, there will be coffee and pastries, and wine and cheese plates at night.
Murray’s Cheese: The location at in Grand Central Market will reopen on Oct. 1, according to a press release. After undergoing renovations, Murray’s will kick off American Cheese Month with events throughout October such as cheese tastings and a feature of new cheeses from across the country. Visit their website for updates.
San Francisco, CA
Iyasare: Shotaro Kamio from Yoshi’s will lead Berkeley’s new Japanese restaurant, according to Eater SF. In Japanese, “Iyasare” means “be healed.” The restaurant will open for lunch and dinner and include dishes like nabemono, tabletop grilling, and nigiri sushi sans soy sauce. Instead, the sushi will be seasoned. Be on the lookout for its opening sometime this month.
The Kirkland Tap & Trotter: Inspired by British gastropubs, the new Somerville digs features an extensive and unique food and drink menu, according to a press release. Menu items include Braised Pig’s Trotter Lyonnaise, Braised Veal Ribs, and a Green + Grain cocktail with cucumber and chartreuse.
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!