Category Archives: Grand Openings

La Fontana opens it’s 2nd Staten Island Location

After 35 Years in Business, La Fontana has expanded to the South Shore.  It’s the previous location of Twisted Dish at 885 Annadale Road in a small private parking lot with a few other stores.  The restaurant has been fully

Staten Islands First Official Hawaii Poke Bowl is OPENED!

Located in Bulls Head, just a few minutes away from College of Staten Island comes a new style of restaurant concept that has originated in Hawaii.  Hawaii Poke Bowl is the name, the offerings are similar to a Sushi Burrito

Sanma Japanese cuisine opens in Staten Island


The Original Mitoushi Sush (Staten Island) location is now home to new owners and hands on operation.  Chef Owner and Operator as well as his Partner who oversee’s the operation have taken over this well known Japanese hot spot.  Mitoushi

New Turkish Restaurant opens in Staten Island: ZA RA CAFE GRILL


Zara Cafe and Grill finally opens it’s doors in Dongon Hills.  Located at the previous location of A&W grill, the restaurant and building has undergone a complete demo and rebuilt after Storm Sandy has laid A&W to rest, permanently. View

Hong Kong Kei One opens in Great Kills

The sign reads “Asian Fusion” and the menu does have a few different Asian cuisine in it’s offering.  But it’s mostly Chinese with a little bit of Thai special dishes and serves up a few traditional Chinese dishes not found

Don Chucho opens on Forest Ave


It’s been many years (actually nearly about the time we started adding menus to this directory) that this location which used to house Basille’s Restaurant was inhibited. It’s finally opened for business and the owners got big plans, the upstairs will turn

Don Cesar opens in Tottenville


A brand new Restaurant & Bar opens at the previous location of Tottenville Tavern.  This time it’s featuring a full Tex-Mex / Mexican type of Cuisine and we got a complete look at the restaurant. View Don Cesar in Staten

Casa Franco opens in West Brighton

It’s a new Spanish Restaurant opened by the same management of Italianissimo in South Beach.  Chef Franco is the owner and chef bringing some new fine Spanish food to the infamous location at West Brighton.  The location has been going

Baya Bar opens on Amboy Road

Originally the name was Baya Bowls and we remember the restaurant that recently opened in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.  We even have the grand opening for it, it’s a franchise from California of someone trying to bring a healthy concept based

Noto’s Cucina opens in Great Kills

The Jimmy Max replacement is finally here and it is opened by a famous Staten Island Restaurateur Kim, previous owner of Dock’s Clam bar on Page Avenue.  Noto’s is a Clam Bar and Brick Oven pizza at the heart, along