Openings Around the U.S.: Roy Choi, Michael Mina and More

By Zagat Staff  |  March 28, 2014
Credit: Lesley Balla

This week's big openings include gonzo Korean food in LA and the latest from a Israeli food genius in New York City. Read on for the biggest openings in the U.S. this week. 

  • Credit: Lesley Balla

    Los Angeles: Pot, Night + Market Song and Bourbon Steak

    It was a huge week for openings in LA. Street food king Roy Choi finally opened his full-service restaurant pot, his most traditional Korean restaurant yet, with lots of hot pots, grilled meats and sizzling rice dishes. Read more here.

    Thai food darling Kris Yenbamroong debuted his Night + Market offshoot in Silver Lake on Monday, an addendum to his widely loved West Hollywood restaurant. At Night + Market Song, Yenbamroong brings a lot of the same dishes of Thai street food that his fans fawn over, most topping the spice meter even when they're "mild." Here's what we picked up on night one.

    And lastly, empire builder Michael Mina brought his Bourbon Steak to Glendale. Learn more here

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    Boston: Pastoral

    The long awaited Pastoral, a pizza joint featuring wood-fired pies and homemade pastas in the booming Ft. Point neighborhood, finally opens to the public this weekend. Check out the space here.

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    Chicago: Fulton Market Kitchen

    New West Loop hot spot Fulton Market Kitchen unveiled 6,000 sq. ft. of fine food and bold art this week. Conceptualized and co-designed by Daniel Alonso (Black Bull), the restaurant and lounge highlight the work of local artists and the cuisine of executive chef James Gottwald (Monti's, Sunda and Rockit) and chef de cuisine Kyle Petersen (Ceres' Table and Naha). Read about the first night of service here.

  • New York City: Bar Bolonat

    Chef Einat Admony expanded her mini Israeli food empire with Bar Bolonat in the West Village, where she mixes up Jewish, Israeli and other Middle Eastern traditions into dishes like a turkey schwarma taco and a poussin glassed in pomegranate (pictured). Read more here.