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Eater's 40 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings Fall 2013

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[Illustration: Eric Lebofsky]

Across the nation, restaurateurs are gearing up to unleash their new concepts upon the world in what is bound to be a busy Fall restaurant opening season. Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich are as enterprising as ever with Eataly slated to open in Chicago, B&B Burger & Beer headed to Las Vegas, and a gift to San Diego in the form of a Pizzeria Mozza outpost on the way. Ashley Christensen is also adding to her Raleigh, NC restaurant empire with three new concepts (Joule Coffee, Death & Taxes, Bridge Club), while Washington, DC's Michel Richard is expanding his reach to New York City in a big way.

Speaking of New York, there are several big openings happening: Ivan Orkin will open his much-anticipated New York outpost of his Tokyo ramen restaurant, Ivan Ramen. Mission Chinese's Danny Bowien has a mysterious restaurant project in the works, and César Ramirez's three Michelin-star Brooklyn Fare is opening a Manhattan location with Colorado chef Jared Sippel running the show.

San Francisco's also about to have a pretty big Fall, with new projects from chef Daniel Patterson (Alta CA), the team behind the popular AQ (TBD), and an iconic restaurant saved by April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman (Tosca Cafe). There are also new projects from known quantities everwhere, from a pizzeria by Marc Vetri in Philadelphia (Pizzeria Vetri) to the re-emergence of a beloved past concept by Bryce Gilmore in Austin (Odd Duck).

Straight ahead, check out all the madness and the glory of Fall restaurant opening season. And feel free to add the restaurants you're looking forward to in the comments below.

Atlanta

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Kimball House. [Photo: Square Feet Studio]

Kimball House

Location: 201 E. Howard Street, Decatur, GA
Chefs: Jeffery Wall and Philip Meeker
Projected Opening: Mid-September
Atlanta is all anticipation for the mid-September opening of Kimball House in Decatur. From the team behind Brick Store Pub and Leon's Full Service, this restaurant will focus on seafood and oysters with some serious cocktails. Eater Atlanta notes that dishes here will use "classic French techniques while still remaining playful."

Austin

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Odd Duck, Austin, TX. [Photo: Odd Duck]

Odd Duck

Location: 1219 South Lamar Blvd Austin, TX
Partners: Bryce Gilmore, Sam Hellman-Mass, Mark Bouley, Jason James and Dylan Gilmore.
Projected Opening: Late Fall
The buildout is underway at chef Bryce Gilmore's delayed and highly anticipated Odd Duck brick-and-mortar restaurant. Aiming for a late Fall opening, the 120-seat restaurant will offer "intensely local, seasonal fare" from a wood-fired oven and grill. The plan is to serve lunch, dinner and late-night, with a huge patio space to boot.

Baltimore

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Woodberry Kitchen [Photo: Facebook] Spike Gjerde [Photo: Dusan Vuksanovic]

Shoo-fly

Location: 510 E. Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Chef: Spike Gjerde
Projected Opening: September 2013
In September, Baltimore chef and restaurateur Spike Gjerde will open a "farmhouse diner" named Shoo-fly in Belvedere Square. As Gjerde told Eater earlier this month, this third venture will adhere closely to the local sourcing philosophy that Gjerde has become known for at his flagship Woodberry Kitchen and at Artifact Coffee. Shoo-fly will also become a base for the canning and preservation operations for all of Gjerde's restaurants.

Boston

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Tony Maws, Kirkland Tap & Trotter. [Photo: Cal Bingham, Meg Jones-Wall]

The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

Location: 425 Washington St., Somerville, MA
Chef: Tony Maws
Projected Opening: September 2013
Craigie on Main's Tony Maws will open The Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville this Fall with more than 100 seats in the 5,400-square-foot space. Eater Boston notes that this restaurant is going to be a little more casual than Craigie on Main, including a lower price point. While Maws' famously beloved burger is not on the menu, they are considering a signature hot dog so get ready for that.

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Alden & Harlow, Cambridge, MA. [Photo: Facebook]

Alden & Harlow

Location: 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
Chef: Michael Scelfo
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
This Fall, Boston chef Michael Scelfo is expected to open Alden & Harlow in the space that once belonged to Harvard Square's Casablanca. This is the former Russell House Tavern chef's first solo project, and a press teaser for the restaurant explains that Scelfo "looks to replicate the honest cooking he does in his own kitchen by preparing humble, unpretentious food that honors tradition of place in its quality." Diners can also expect to see "hyper local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients" and "a thoughtful but playful approach" when this restaurant opens in the Fall.

Charleston

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Bin 152 is going to have a sister restaurant named Chez Nous this Fall. [Photo: Facebook]

Chez Nous

Location: 6 Payne Court, Charleston, SC
Owners: Patrick and Fannie Panella
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
Patrick and Fannie Panella — the duo behind Charleston wine bar Bin 152 — are hoping to open their second project Chez Nous sometime this Fall. This 30-seat restaurant will have a daily-changing menu of "regional European cuisine." Eater Charleston predicts, "Given the loyal following of their wine and cheese place, Chez Nous is going to be one hotly anticipated addition to the neighborhood."

Chicago

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Eataly Chicago rendering.

Eataly

Location: 43 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL
Owners: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich
Projected Opening: Mid-November 2013
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's gargantuan food emporium Eataly is slated to open its Chicago location in mid-November. The 60,000-square-foot space will have all the pastas, meats, and cheeses its markets have become known for, as well as culinary education. Eater Chicago also reported that this location will have "a friggitoria for fried fish, vegetables and more, and a piadineria for flatbread topped with ingredients like prosciutto and cheese."

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The Dawson, Rene DeLeon. [Photo: Facebook, @rene_deleon / Twitter]

The Dawson

Location: 730 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
Owner: Billy Lawless
Projected Opening: September 2013
Billy Lawless, the restaurateur behind The Gage and Henri, will open his latest Chicago concept The Dawson in September with former Next sous chef Rene DeLeon at the helm. The restaurant's website has a pretty slick video preview of the menu, which Eater Chicago writes includes things like tacos al pastor and "prime rib eye dredged in buttermilk batter and then deep fried."

Dallas

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CBD Provisions is expected to open at The Joule in September. [Photo: Facebook]

CBD Provisions

Location: 1530 Main St, Dallas, TX
Owners: Consilient Restaurants
Projected Opening: September 2013
Consilient Restaurants — the group behind Fireside Pies, Hibiscus and other well-liked Dallas restaurants — is opening up a new restaurant called CBD Provisions at The Joule hotel downtown. This "urban-rustic" brasserie will serve three meals a day with a menu that its website explains "celebrates American comfort food with an artisanal sensibility and strong bias towards locally and sustainably raised ingredients."

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Trinity Groves rendering. [Photo: Facebook]

Trinity Groves (Multiple Concepts)

Location: 425 Bedford St., Dallas, Texas
Owners: Various
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
Restaurateur Phil Romano is backing a huge new Dallas development called Trinity Groves, which will open a variety of restaurants this coming Fall. October will bring the opening of a "casual neighborhood bistro" from local restaurateurs DJ Quintanilla and Linda Mazzei (Resto Gastro Bistro), as well as a Spanish and Catalan-inspired restaurant from Jonn Baudoin and Driftwood's Omar Flores (Casa Rubia). Uno Immanivong — a contestant on The Taste — is also opening the Chinese-Latin-inspired Chino in November. Beyond that, there's a restaurant that will change chefs on a quarterly basis opening in September (Kitchen LTO), a Middle Eastern restaurant opening in October (Souk), and a craft beer-centric restaurant opening at the end of September (LUCK).

Denver

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Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowski. [Photo: Oak at Fourteenth]

Acorn

Location: 3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO
Owners: Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowski
Projected Opening: September
Bartender Bryan Dayton and chef Steve Redzikowski are bringing a smaller sister version of their popular Boulder restaurant Oak at Fourteenth to Denver in September. Amos Watts will be in the kitchen as chef de cuisine at the 80-seat restaurant that Eater Denver reports will be serving "American contemporary cuisine prepared over a wood fire but bringing unique Denver twists to the dining room." They're also planning to step up the cocktail game beyond Boulder's already well-reputed scene.

Detroit

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La Feria. [Photo: Facebook]

La Feria

Location: 4130 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI
Owner: Elias Khalil
Projected Opening: September
La Feria, Detroit's most highly anticipated Fall opening, should be hitting Midtown as soon as this September. The tapas bar won Hatch Detroit 2012, which seeks to spur on the redevelopment of Detroit through a contest in which the community votes for new businesses. Owner Elias Khalil recently told Eater Detroit that they've almost reached the end of construction and are hoping to open in mid-to-late September.

Houston

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Vallone's, Houston, TX. [Photo: Facebook]

Vallone's

Location: 800 Gessner, Houston, TX
Owners: Tony Vallone, Grant Gordon and Scott Sulma
Projected Opening: October 2013
Grant Gordon and Scott Sulma thrilled locals back in December when they announced they were opening a sister restaurant to their Houston institution Tony's. Compared to that restaurant, Eater Houston reports that Vallone's will be a little more casual with a "technique-driven approach to steak, fish, chops, and housemade pastas." Eater readers voted Vallone's as Houston's most exciting forthcoming restaurant back in July, so the slated October opening is surely welcome news.

Las Vegas

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Mario Batali officially announces B&B Burger & Beer at The Venetian. [Photo: The Venetian]

B&B Burger & Beer

Location: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV
Owner: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich
Projected Opening: November 2013
A few months ago, restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich announced plans to open B&B Burger & Beer at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The menu will focus on burgers, naturally, plus shakes, heroes, salads, snacks, and sides — simple food that Batali joked "will be easier to accept if you've never heard of me." As for the beer component, brews will pull mainly from Nevada and Southern California. Though the opening has been delayed, Eater Vegas hears that this one could open as soon as November.

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Buddy Valastro. [Photo: PRWeb]

Buddy V's

Location: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV
Owner: Buddy Valastro
Projected Opening: October 2013
Cake Boss chef Buddy Valastro is opening his first-ever restaurant this Fall in Las Vegas inside The Venetian. Though Valastro is known for his elaborate cakes and New Jersey family-run bakery, a press release notes that Buddy V's is going to "offer new twists on Italian-American classics" — dishes include the likes of steak pizzaiola and linguine and clams with lobster. Not to mention, of course, desserts like lobster tail, zeppole, and cannoli.

Los Angeles

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Rao's Hollywood, Nicole Grimes. [Photos: Eater LA, Chelsea McManus]

Rao's Hollywood

Location: 1006 Seward Street, Los Angeles, CA
Chef: Nicole Grimes
Projected Opening: Mid-to-late September

This legendary Italian restaurant with locations in New York and Las Vegas is expanding to Hollywood this September with Eater Young Guns semi-finalist Nicole Grimes helming the kitchen. Rao's is known for its Southern Neapolitan Italian food — meatballs, lemon chicken, and more — and nearly impossible-to-penetrate door. This new location will have indoor and outdoor seating, plus "contemporary" additions to the familiar menu.

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Josef Centeno, the future Orsa & Winston. [Photo: MasterCard, Eater LA]

Orsa & Winston

Location: 122 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Chef: Josef Centeno
Projected Opening: October
Chef Josef Centeno of Bäco Mercat and Bar Amá is on track to open his third restaurant this Fall, Orsa & Winston. This latest concept will focus on Italian small plates now that Centeno has propelled the bäco and the puffy taco to success with his previous enterprises. Though no opening date is set, Centeno announced earlier this week that he's offering a sneak peek dinner series from September 24 to September 28 at $120 for two, exclusive to MasterCard cardholders.

Republique

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Walter Manzke and the forthcoming Republique. [Photo: LA Food & Wine]

Location: 624 S La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Owner: Walter Manzke
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
Los Angeles has been anxiously awaiting the debut of Walter Manzke's Republique for years, an anticipation that ramped up when Manzke took over the Campanile space last year. Manzke gave word back in May that he was on track for an August opening, a date which seems to be slipping sometime into the Fall. Still, it shouldn't be too much longer for this high-end French bistro to open in LA.

Louisville

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[Photo: Eater Louisville]

Atlantic No. 5

Location: 605 W. Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky
Owner: MTK Productions
Projected Opening: Early October
The team behind Rye on Market is gearing up to open Atlantic No. 5 in downtown Louisville as soon as early October. This newcomer will serve three meals a day, including "food, coffee and sundries," as well as offer live music. Insider Louisville reports that the menu might include things like "sandwiches, salads, rotisserie chicken, smoked fish, pork, lamb, house-made charcuterie and bagels at breakfast."

Maine

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Damian Sansonetti. [Photo: Tom Minervino/Eater Maine]

Piccolo

Location: 111 Middle Street, Portland, ME
Owner: Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez
Projected Opening: September
Chef Damian Sansonetti has been a busy guy since moving to Maine last year from New York City, where he was working as executive chef at Bar Boulud. He opened the casual Blue Rooster Food Co. earlier this year, and now he and his wife Ilma Lopez are getting close to opening their Italian restaurant Piccolo in September. A sample menu has already leaked out showing entrees divided by categories like beef, pork, sea, garden, pasta "en casa fatta," al forno, and famiglia.

Memphis

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Chef English surveys Second Line construction. [Photo: Facebook]

The Second Line

Location: 2144 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN
Owner: Kelly English
Projected Opening: Late September/Early October
Kelly English of Restaurant Iris is working toward opening his newest project The Second Line in late September or early October depending on any construction delays. The Second Line is just next door to his flagship restaurant and, as previously reported, "will feature a much bigger bar and keep an eye towards casual Louisiana cuisine."

Miami

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The Redbury South Beach. [Photo: Facebook]

Lorenzo

Location: 1776 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Chef: Tony Mantuano
Projected Opening: Mid-to-late Fall
James Beard Award-winning Chicago chef Tony Mantuano is opening his first Miami restaurant this Fall at the new Redbury South Beach. The website describes Lorenzo as "a casual elegant Italian restaurant" that will have pastas, pizzettas from a wood-burning oven, housemade gelato, crudo, and much more from off the grill. Michael Jack Pazdon of Napa's Goose & Gander is creating Lorenzo's cocktail list.

Minneapolis

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Construction at the new Travail. [Photo: Travail]

Travail and The Rookery

Location: 4124 West Broadway, Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Owners: Mike Brown, Bob Gerken, and James Winberg
Projected Opening: By Thanksgiving
The Travail team is aiming to finish construction by the end of October on their beloved Minneapolis restaurant in a larger space just three doors down from the original location (which is now their Pig Ate My Pizza). When Travail reopens its doors, it'll have about 50 seats and an attached cocktail-and-sandwich concept named The Rookery. Since the Travail team is building the space from ground up, co-owner Mike Brown tells Eater that they're "shooting to be done with construction by the end of October and...open by Thanksgiving." And keep an eye out because Brown says they're planning to launch a Kickstarter at the end of this month to help raise funds for the build.

Nashville

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Josh Habiger and construction at Pinewood Social. [Photos: Strategic Hospitality]

Pinewood Social

Location: 33 Peabody St., Nashville, TN
Owners: Strategic Hospitality
Projected Opening: Late Fall
Pinewood Social is slated to hit Nashville sometime in the late Fall from the restaurant group behind The Catbird Seat. In his new role with the company, The Catbird Seat's former chef Josh Habiger is consulting on food and drinks for Pinewood Social. Eater Nashville writes that this newcomer is a "casual dining/socializing concept" with things like bowling lanes, private karaoke rooms, shuffleboard, and more.

New Orleans

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Sue Zemanick. [Photo: Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA]

Ivy

Location: 5015 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Owners: Patrick Singley, Rebecca Singley and Sue Zemanick
Projected Opening: Late September
Current Top Chef Masters cheftestapant Sue Zemanick is going to be overseeing yet another New Orleans kitchen once Ivy opens in September. The Gautreau's chef is working with owners Patrick and Rebecca Singley on Ivy, which will be a small plates restaurant that happens to take its cocktails quite seriously. Zemanick told Eater NOLA earlier this month that she's already come up with the menu for Ivy and it is a large one with "fun food for people to enjoy." It'll also be open a little later at night than Gautreau's.

New York

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Brooklyn Fare Manhattan, New York, NY. [Photo: Eater NY]

Brooklyn Fare Manhattan

Location: 431 W. 37th St., New York, NY
Chef: César Ramirez
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
César Ramirez is bringing his monster grocery store/acclaimed restaurant Brooklyn Fare into Manhattan in the next few months, helmed by Boulder chef Jared Sippel. This new Hells Kitchen location will have 65 seats and a chef's table in the wine cellar, plus reportedly an emphasis on pasta on a menu with French, Italian and Japanese influences. This project had been delayed a bit, with the last projection being an August opening.

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Ivan Orkin [Photo: Daniel Krieger]

Ivan Ramen

Location: 25 Clinton St., New York, NY
Chef: Ivan Orkin
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
Ivan Orkin is storming New York City with the ramen that has gained him massive acclaim in Tokyo, starting with Ivan Ramen on the Lower East Side. The native New Yorker might have made a name off of his ramen in Japan, but he told Eater NY last year that he doesn't intend to rest on his laurels but instead has tweaked the noodles and recipes to appeal to New Yorkers. There will also be bar bites at Ivan Ramen when it opens this Fall.

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Construction at the Palace, Michel Richard. [Photos: The Palace, Facebook]

Michel Richard at the New York Palace

Location: 455 Madison, New York, NY
Chef: Michel Richard
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
French chef Michel Richard is going big in New York City this Fall with three concepts opening in the New York Palace hotel. According to Eater NY, Villard Michel Richard is going to be the primary restaurant with two dining rooms and two separate menus. The larger of these is going to be a bistro, while the smaller one will be a fine dining concept called The Gallery. In addition to those dining rooms, the Washington, DC-based chef is also opening a bakery called Pomme Palais.

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Danny Bowien [Photo: Daniel Krieger]

Danny Bowien Project

Location: 172 Orchard St., New York, NY
Chef: Danny Bowien
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
Mission Chinese Food's Danny Bowien is reportedly working on a new concept right now for the Lower East Side not too far away from Mission Chinese itself. Though many guesses have been made as to what exactly this new concept is going to be — Mexican/Chinese or more likely just straight-up Mexican — but whatever it is, word is that it should open in early Fall.

Philadelphia

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Avance, Philadelphia, PA. [Photo: Eater Philly]

Avance

Location: 1523 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Chef: Justin Bogle
Projected Opening: October 2013
Justin Bogle — who received two Michelin stars as executive chef at New York City's Gilt — is gearing up to open Avance in the former home of Philadelphia's legendary Le Bec Fin. Eater Philly reports that Bogle is aiming to open up in October with a "constantly changing tasting menu," as well as a la carte options, and a main-level bar.

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Pizzeria Vetri, Philadelphia, PA. [Photo: Marc Vetri/Instagram]

Pizzeria Vetri

Location: 1939 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA
Owner: Marc Vetri
Projected Opening: September 6, 2013
Philadelphia restaurateur Marc Vetri announced earlier this year that he was opening Pizzeria Vetri after years of making fantastic pies at Osteria. He's installed a Renato ARS 700 custom oven, and the menu will keep its focus on the pizza with salads and beer to round it out. Eater Philly reports that they're planning a September 9 opening.

Portland

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Trifecta Tavern in progress. [Photo: @KenForkish]

Trifecta Tavern & Bakery

Location: 726 SE 6th Ave., Portland, OR
Owner: Ken Forkish
Projected Opening: November 2013
Ken Forkish — the baker behind Portland's acclaimed Ken's Artisan Bakery and Ken's Artisan Pizza — is planning for a November opening of Trifecta Tavern & Bakery. He tells Eater that he's designing an "eclectic" menu perfect for returning over and over for any type of meal as the mood strikes. It'll be mostly small plates with larger items like a burger (with pimento cheese), steak, and whole roasted fish. Not to mention oysters galore, vegetable plates, and elements from the bakery throughout to "reflect the fact that this is a baker's restaurant." Forkish adds that they're going to be baking bread into the evening and are toying with the idea of a bread trolley for the dining room. There's also going to be ample bar space with beer, wine, and a focus on classic cocktails.

Raleigh

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[Death & Taxes logo: Joshua Gajownik; Photo: Poole's Diner]

Ashley Christensen Projects

Location: 105 W Hargett St. Raleigh, NC
Owner: Ashley Christensen
Projected Opening: August — December 2013
Raleigh restaurateur Ashley Christensen is rapidly expanding her empire this Fall with the addition of three new concepts: Joule Coffee, Death & Taxes, and Bridge Club. Joule opens first — on August 28, in fact — serving coffee, breakfast foods, an all-day menu, brunch, cocktails, and more, according to the News-Observer. Meanwhile, Death & Taxes is going to focus on wood-fire cooking with a "low-lit cellar-like" bar, and Bridge Club will be a private event space of sorts. A rep for the group says that they're now shooting for a December opening for Bridge Club, with Death & Taxes "to follow shortly behind."

San Diego

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Pizzeria Mozza's new San Diego home. [Photo: Candice Woo/Eater San Diego]

Pizzeria Mozza

Location: 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Owner: Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group
Projected Opening: October 2013
Eater San Diego editor Candice Woo says that the locals are positively "salivating" over the forthcoming outpost of Los Angeles favorite Pizzeria Mozza. Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton and Joe Bastianich are bringing their popular pies to downtown San Diego's shopping district The Headquarters. This 4,350-square-foot space "will include an open kitchen and its signature pizza bar and wine bar," according to Eater San Diego, as well as a Mozza2Go and ten craft beers on tap.

San Francisco

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TBD rendering. [Photo: TBD]

TBD

Location: 1077 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Chef/owners: Mark Liberman and Matt Semmelhack
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
The team behind San Francisco's much-loved restaurant AQ is gearing up to open TBD this Fall in the city's Mid-Market neighborhood. According to Eater SF, TBD is going to be all about "live-fire cooking of all stripes, from open fires to grills to rotisseries to hearths." Expect the design to reflect this raw, outdoorsy attitude and a serious focus on booze to round it all out.

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Daniel Patterson. [Photo: Carlo Cruz]

Alta CA

Location: 1420 Market St., San Francisco, CA
Chef: Daniel Patterson
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
The fervor mounts for the new casual project coming to San Francisco from Coi chef Daniel Patterson. Earlier this month, Patterson revealed that this new restaurant will be named Alta CA and is on target for a Fall opening. There's not too much detail out there quite yet as to Alta's menu other than casual food and thoughtful cocktails. As for the design, Patterson told Inside Scoop SF, "The space itself will have this open feeling of one big room. We've always thought about it as a community hub."

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Tosca Café, San Francisco, CA. [Photo: Hugo Pardo Kuklinski/Flickr]

Tosca Café

Location: 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Chef/Owners: April Bloomfield/Ken Friedman
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
The iconic Tosca Café closed earlier this year to the dismay of many a Bay Area resident, but fortunately crackerjack restaurateurs April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman have taken over the space with plans to reopen it this Fall. According to Eater SF, they're keeping the red booths, restoring the murals, and keeping the phone booth that was in the center of the bar, but will be entirely rebuilding the kitchen. Tosca Café, the restaurateur duo's first West Coast project, will not be taking reservations when it opens.




Seattle

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Jason Stratton is gearing up to open Aragona. [Photo: Jason Stratton/TripAdvisor]

Aragona

Location: 96 Union St, Seattle, WA
Owner: Jason Stratton
Projected Opening: October
Looks like October is the month when Jason Stratton will open his hotly anticipated Seattle restaurant Aragona. Eater Seattle reports that this new restaurant will specialize in contemporary Spanish fare that "will reflect Jason's passion and interpretation of the traditional and modern dishes of Spain." Fun fact: chef de cuisine Carrie Mashaney is one of the cheftestapants for the upcoming 11th season of Top Chef.

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Jason Wilson [Photo: Crush]; Hotel Max [Photo: Facebook]

Miller's Guild

Location: 612 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA
Owner: Jason Wilson
Projected Opening: November
Chef Jason Wilson is partnering with Portland, Oregon restaurateur Kurt Huffman (of the ChefStable empire) on Miller's Guild. This nose-to-tail steakhouse in the Hotel Max will focus on wood-fired cooking (and an Infierno grill). Huffman told Eater Seattle in an interview earlier this year that the idea is to contribute something to the time-old tradition of steakhouses, but really shake things up. As for the opening, a rep says is in the works to open in November.

Washington, DC

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Bluejacket, Washington, DC. [Photo: Tim Ebner/Eater DC]

Bluejacket

Location: 300 Tingey St. SE Washington, DC
Owners: Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
Though it has faced some delays in the build-out, this massive restaurant, bar and brewery from the expansion-minded Neighborhood Restaurant Group is finally gearing up for a Fall opening. Eater DC recently got a sneak peek of the 12,000-square-foot space out near Nationals Park, where Bluejacket will be producing about 5,000 barrels of beer a year. Helmed by Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey, the restaurant is going to be a beast seating about 185 people with a 90-seat bar.

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[Sketch: Queue LLC]

Maketto

Location: 1351 H Street NE, Washington, DC
Owners: Erik Bruner-Yang and Will Sharp
Projected Opening: Late Fall
Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang is joining forces with Durkl's Will Sharp this Fall on Maketto, which is both "a communal marketplace and lifestyle brand." Maketto combines an Asian night market-inspired space, Durkl's retail presence, a cafe and a restaurant with dishes inspired by Asian street food. The latest projected opening is late Fall, but the culinary side of the operation has spent the last month or so teasing Washingtonians with a "residency" at DC's Hanoi House.

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