Danny Meyer Watch
Danny Meyer has partnered with the Manhattan branch of the King and Grove Hotel (pictured) for what is sure to be one of 2014's hottest tables, a new restaurant in King and Grove's East 29th Street property from Maialino chef Nick Anderer. The King and Grove brand might sound familiar - the brand's Brooklyn branch houses Paul Liebrandt's The Elm, widely respected as one of the most ambitious openings in 2013. Details are scarce about what the eatery will feature (and no name has been released), but it will be open for breakfast and serve through late-night hours, with Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group handling all food and beverage at the hotel. This looks set to open in summer.
That's not all for the USHG. Meyer and co. also plan to open Porchlight, a Blue Smoke spinoff on 28th Street and 11th Avenue. The large 4,000-sq.-ft. space will pour a wide variety of craft beer and cement 11th Avenue's place as an up-and-coming food street. Stop by for a cocktail this fall.