Sadelle's: One of the most anticipated openings of the season, Sadelle's comes from the Torrisi boys, who teamed up with ex-Roberta's baker and bagel expert Melissa Weller to open this stunning "appetizing shop." To go with those bagels, there's an assortment of schmears, a tower of smoked fish and some serious chocolate babka for dessert.
Fuku+: Ever since Momofuku man Dave Chang opened Fuku in the old Ko space downtown, fried chicken fans have been flocking there to get their hands on his sandwiches. Chang surprised everyone and opened a second outpost this month in Midtown.
Seoul Sausage Company: Brothers Ted and Yong Kim and chef Chris Oh soft-opened the Little Tokyo outlet of their food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar hit, Seoul Sausage Company, in early September. Sausage, of course, takes center stage at the casual spot, but look out for expanded menu options like salads and a beer lineup.
AFTERS Ice Cream: The OC's popular milk bun (read: ice cream-stuffed bun) emporium opened its first L.A. outpost just in time for Labor Day. There are promises of new flavors and delivery options once the team settles in.
Le Petit Paris: Two and a half years in the making, the massive, 300-seat! outpost of this Cannes brasserie is finally ready to open tonight. Owners David and Fanny Rolland plan to keep the restaurant going all day, starting with breakfast dishes like lobster eggs Benedict and croque-madames and running until the wee hours when things get a bit clubby, courtesy of a DJ.
Jason Fox's grilled steak with smoked marrow pesto | Photo: Courtesy of Oro
Oro: Commonwealth chef Jason Fox's new project, Oro, is hard to miss when walking by—a stunning trellis, covered in vines, welcomes guests to the Cali-Mediterranean restaurant. Expect the same level of cooking as Commonwealth but in a more casual setting. Plus, Fox is serving his blind tasting menu, which will offer adventurous diners whatever the chef thinks is best that night.
GreenRiver: The Dead Rabbit owners and Danny Meyer's Union Square Events crew are pouring drinks at their new Streeterville bar inspired by the famous—and infamous—characters from Chicago's Irish American past. Just like at The Dead Rabbit, there's a lot of choice here. The drink menu clocks in at 52 pages.
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Bullfight: Local favorite Shawn Cirkiel's fourth restaurant is all about Spanish tapas, like a corn gazpacho with chorizo, parsley and smoked paprika, and a tortilla with squash blossoms and sheep's cheese. To wash it all down, there's a mostly Spanish wine and sherry list that changes monthly. While it's still warm out, ask for a seat on the lovely patio.
Succotash: Celebrated Louisville chef Edward Lee came up north recently to open his Southern Asian restaurant Succotash, which dishes two takes on fried chicken. There's a classic, served with waffles (obviously) and a maple-bacon syrup, and a soy-brined rendition that's fried and given a coat of house-made gochujang (a traditional Korean chile paste) and honey.
Inside Pour Society | Photos: Courtesy of Pour Society
Marion: Bâoli Miami owners Mathieu Massa and Michael Ridard are behind this Mediterranean-themed restaurant and market. Guests can pull up a chair to a 45-foot bar that looks into the open kitchen and snack on oysters or paella, or stop by and take sweets like a Sicilian pistachio tart to go.
Pour Society: James Beard winner Bradley Ogden's updating Southern classics at his new gastropub. Expect lots of beer on tap; a seven-layer dip made with crab, shrimp, guacamole, pinto beans, sour cream, pico, corn and radishes; and a Texas bahn mi with smoked chicken, chow chow, chicken liver mousse, barbecue vinaigrette and Swiss chard.
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