Weekly Opening Report: The Week of Sept. 30, 2013

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A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings
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Melbourne-inspired coffee shop Bluestone Lane Coffee, serving premium drip and espresso coffees with an Aussie twist, opens its second New York City location in the Financial District.

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:

New York City

Pizzetteria Brunetti: After popular demand from fans of Pizzetteria Brunetti in the Hamptons, its second location is now open for business in the West Village, according to a press release. In addition to its authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, customers can expect an on-site "brick-by-brick" oven built by legendary oven builder Stefano Ferrara as well as experience, first-hand, every step in the art of pizza-making, from dough tossing to the firing of the oven.

Pie Face: On Oct. 7, the seventh and largest Pie Face shop in New York City opens in Union Square. Like at its sister locations, the full menu will be available with classics including Mince Meat and Chicken & Mushroom as well as customer favorites including Philly Cheesesteak and Tandoori Vegetable.

Felice Next Door: Coming to the Upper East Side Oct. 12, this "sophisticated lounge," which will be a part of the Tuscan restaurant and wine bar, will offer Tuscan dishes as well as a selection of artisanal Scotch, whiskey, and exclusive European craft beers, which are designed by the renowned Robert McKinley, according to a press release. The lounge will exude an authentic European bar feel with banquettes, high tables, stools made of Italian leather, and two flat-screen TVs showing European and major American sport games.

Baked: Red Hook’s bakery, known for its variety of sweets from cakes to cookies to pies to brownies, is opening a new location in Tribeca this fall, according to a press release.

Bluestone Lane Coffee: The Melbourne-inspired coffee shop opens its second New York City location in the Financial District, according to a press release. Lined with quirky Australian memorabilia and serving premium drip and espresso coffees with an Aussie twist, the coffee shop is meant to be a "little oasis from the city," different from other coffee shops.

The Egg Shop: An egg-sandwich-themed eatery, serving classic egg sandwiches and creative variations along with other breakfast items, will open in the Lower East Side this fall, according to a press release. With a full liquor license, the shop will also serve brunch-style cocktails.

The Halal Guys: The Halal Guys food cart chain will open a brick-and-mortar store in the East Village the first week of November, according to a press release. The store will offer healthier options such as a juice bar and vegetarian dishes as well as The Halal Guys’ famously cheap meals of gyros and falafel and chicken over rice.

Miami

Porcão Farm to Grill: This new dining and entertainment venue — opening in October — features meats dry-aged in-house, platings of charcuterie and cheese, and sustainable seafood, according to a press release. At the helm of the kitchen will be chef Jeff O’Neil, who has worked alongside Charlie Palmer, Daniel Boulud, and Eric Ripert and who was also the former private chef for the Trump family.

Beijing

Jing Yaa Tang: The Opposite House opens new restaurant Jing Yaa Tang, which celebrates Beijing roast duck and regional dishes across China, according to a press release. Items found on the menu include authentic Kung Pao chicken, Dandan noodle recipes, deep-fried cod fish with basil, steamed scallops on tofu with black bean sauce and Sichuan beef, and tofu stew. All ingredients are sourced in the region and are MSG-free.

Providence, R.I.

Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar: This restaurant, which will open in the fall in downtown Providence, R.I., is committed to offering menu items "inspired by the people, produce, and protein" of Rhode Island and will specialize in local foods and beers that are mainly sourced within 40 miles of the city, according to a press release.

New Harvest Coffee & Spirits: Along with coffee and spirits, this venue, set to open in the fall in downtown Providence, will also teach anyone who wants to listen about the craft of coffee brewing, according to a press release.

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