Weekly Opening Report: The Week of September 2, 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:
Southern Season: The all-in-one international grocery store, restaurant and cooking school opened in Mt. Pleasant this week, according to a press release. Southern Season is known for their extensive wine, craft beer, coffee, chocolate, and cheese selection from around the world.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken: The much-anticipated opening for Sunday Dinner Club alumni Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp will be over soon, according to Eater. The brick-and-mortar will open in Avondale and finally their namesake honey butter fried chicken will be available year-round.
Root Down: A second location of the farm-to-table resto opened at the Denver International Airport in Concourse C, according to Eater. Most ingredients are from local farmers and are organic with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Besides the food, the interior is modern and sleek with a lighted-globe chandelier, recycled décor, and a wall of herbs.
New York, NY
Bubby’s: The TriBeCa favorite will open a new location on October 15 in the Meatpacking District, according to a press release. The new restaurant will be right across the street from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line. Bubby’s will also roll out a cart in front of the High Line that sells hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and lemonade. The brick-and-mortar will offer favorites like the pit smoked BBQ and fried chicken and waffles.
Domain NYC: Chef Derrick Styczek opened the American cuisine restaurant on the Upper West Side at the beginning of the month, according to a press release. There is a raw bar with options including Blue Point Oysters and a Maine Crab Cocktail, as well as Sexy Fries, which are fries tossed with roasted garlic, rosemary, parmesan reggiano, and truffle oil.
GRACE: Ryan Schmidtberger was named chef to lead the Irish pub this fall, according to a press release. Chef Ryan’s menu focuses around seafood, offering a large raw bar, oyster sliders, and famous crab-stuffed lobster. GRACE is located in Kips Bay.
Melvin’s Juice Box: A second location of the SoHo juice bar will open at the Dream Downtown hotel between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, according to a press release. Along with the fresh organic juices and smoothies, Melvin’s will offer a new selection of Body Good salads inspired by their best-selling “Body Good” green juice.
Potatopia: The potato-specialty restaurant will finally open a location in Greenwich Village after its flagship in Edison, NJ developed a cult following, according to a press release. Founder Allen Dikker first opened the Edison location in 2011. The menu is precisely what the name entails: potatoes. However, they can be customized with different toppings, sauces, and ways to be prepared.
The Winslow: The U.K.-inspired gin joint and eatery opened in the East Village, according to a press release. The pub drew influence from England and Ireland whilst keeping a New York vibe. Patrons can expect a wide range of gins from around the world as well as British beers.
The Fat Ham: Kevin Sbraga will open a second restaurant, in which he brings the flavors of the South to the city, according to a press release. Sbraga drew inspiration from Southern cooking and heritage into his menu for The Fat Ham, offering items like Pigs Feet and Country Fried Lobster, as made famous by his first restaurant Sbraga.
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!