Six Restaurant Openings to Watch as America Reopens

This publish initially appeared on April 10, 2020 in Amanda Kludt’s publication “From the Editor,” a roundup of probably the most very important information and tales within the meals world every week. Read the archives and subscribe now.


Let’s hop proper into the tales of the week:

— The Chicago suburbs may enact another indoor dining ban, San Francisco is not graduating to the next, extra open colour tier; and Portland has decreased capacity limits, following troubling numbers.

— I’ve seen lots in regards to the efforts to vaccinate restaurant employees throughout the nation. I really like that Los Angeles is teaming up with nonprofits to focus particularly on the especially vulnerable population of street vendors.

— Some fairly enjoyable openings this week, together with Gatsby, an epic, Artwork Deco-inspired diner with desserts from my private fave Umber Ahmad, and Donahue Lounge, an upscale cocktail bar, in D.C.; Vista, a wine bar and mezze spot on the 69th ground of a downtown skyscraper, in Los Angeles; Hinoki Sushiko, a two-floor omakase vacation spot and Izakaya, in Chicago; and Dallas’s first Fuku. In the meantime, right here’s a have a look at the brand new Vegas outpost of Thai hit Night + Market.

— And now within the works: An entire slew of restaurants from José Andrés in Chicago and New York, a second location of A.O.C. from chef Suzanne Goin in Los Angeles, and a restaurant with a podcast studio and a ebook store in Durham known as Queeny’s.

A gorgeous mixed berry pie with a dollop of whipped cream

Umber Ahmad’s combined berry pie with cornflake streusel and whipped cream at Gatsby in D.C.
Rey Lopez/Gatsby

— A 16,000-person Fb group has grown into a powerful force within the suburban Santa Clarita eating scene.

— I’d must invest in a mangal for my summer time cookouts.

Pair your wine to the vibe, not the meals.

— How nonprofits targeted on coaching folks tips on how to work in meals evolved and expanded their mission throughout the pandemic.

— A have a look at halal restaurants in Philly as they put together for a second pandemic Ramadan.

— In Houston, eating places dedicated to expensive, time-consuming tasting menus are making a comeback.

— In the meantime New York has seen a boom in spinoff pizzerias from established eating places and cooks.

— In Seattle, the pandemic might have lastly killed off the post-office happy hour.


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