Fukuda: High quality, high execution sushi in Bloomfield. I was privy to sampling sushi from Matt of Fukuda this weekend at Tapped (him and partner Hoon Kim set up a brilliant pop up sushi bar) and was blown away. Look for the space to bring clean-lined design and beautiful sushi to a new level in the East End soon!
Tender Bar and Kitchen: Prohibition style bar and restaurant in Lawrenceville. Verde's ambitious and delicious bar program is expanding to a new location in Lawerenceville, but leaving the margarita glasses behind them. Tender is currently under construction at 43rd and Butler St and will be serving prohibition style cocktails and small plates in a setting fit for leaded glassware beverages. With design work from Moss Architects, the place will no doubt beautiful in its Bogart-esque design.