It's almost November and the old thread is really long at this point so I figured it was time to start a new one for 2009.
Per Leslie @The Herald, Buddaken (nyc) signed a lease South of Fifth. Stephen Starr also owns Morimoto among others.
Leslie also reported that Hot Tuna (Asian fusion) is opening at 764 Wash. Described as Coyote Ugly meets upscale... okayyyyyyy
We will also be able to get "molecular gastronomy bites" at Hed Kandi Lounge in the old Afterglow spot. They are calling it a gastro-lounge , the food is said to be tapas style and 100 percent interactive. I'm not sure what that all means. Can't we just get a great gastro pub first??
I'm sure you have heard by now that Michelle Bernstein is opening a tapas restaurant in the Domo Japones spot in the design district. I believe they are shooting for early next year.