The spoils of summer can be harvested soon, and after toiling for months some of the restaurant industry’s biggest entrepreneurs have fostered a ripe fall full of potential. Eater.com went over the most anticipated new restaurants that are set to open over the course of the coming autumn and dished all the juicy details about their hot chefs and cool locations, as well as offering a sneak peek at what sort of fare to expect. Here are seven of their picks [scroll to the bottom for a link to the full list]:
AUSTIN: Odd Duck, 1219 South Lamar Blvd Austin, TX
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.
BOSTON: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, 425 Washington St., Somerville, MA
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.
CHICAGO: Eataly, 43 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL
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.”
LOS ANGELES: Rao’s Hollywood, 1006 Seward Street, Los Angeles, CA
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.
NEW YORK: Brooklyn Fare Manhattan, 431 W. 37th St., New York, NY
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.
PORTLAND: Trifecta Tavern & Bakery, 726 SE 6th Ave., Portland, OR
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. 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.
SAN DIEGO: Pizzeria Mozza, 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
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, and ten craft beers on tap.