This week's big openings include a NYC pitmaster who has decamped to LA and a Gotham sushi master who finally has a more convenient spot in Chelsea (NYC). Read on for more of this week's most notable new restaurants.
Los Angeles: POT and Roadhouse LA
After working at Hill County and Fatty 'Cue in New York City, pitmaster Robbie Riceter is bringing his Asian-American BBQ style smoked meats to Roadhouse LA, a collaboration with the Umami Group located at the Hollywood Improv. Read more about it here.
Pot Bar in the Line Hotel opened on Monday, the cocktail component of the Roy Choi restaurant that will open soon. Choi has enlisted barman Matt Biancaniello to construct the drink menu. According to Choi's Tweets, that means "Fuzzy Navels from the farmers market and Long Islands on tap."
Chicago: Kinmont and Celeste
Boston: Alden & Harlow
One of the most iconic restaurants in Harvard Square, Casablanca, has turned into Alden & Harlow, where chef Michael Scelfo cooks up creative small plates inspired by home cooking. Read on for an first look at this restaurant.
New York City: Bodega Negra and River Cafe
And, the legendary River Cafe in Brooklyn reopened after being closed for 15 months due to Hurricane Sandy this week.
New York City: Sushi Seki