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Opening Report: Cantina Latina Opening Thursday, The Knitting Factory Tomorrow

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1) East Village: TONY has it that Cantina Latina is opening this week. Along with providing another Mexican-themed spot for East Villager residents to get their taco and tequila fix, the restaurant promises to feature an "inventive take on the Cuban sandwich featuring a raisin-and-olive puree." Status: Opening Thursday; 243 E 14th St., 212-253-5708.

2) Williamsburg: TONY also reports that the much-loved music venue The Knitting Factory, will finally open at its new Williamsburg location. Unlike the former Manhattan locale, "the new spot features a single performance room cleverly designed to look like a giant recording studio." Status: Opening Wednesday; 361 Metropolitan Ave., 347-529-6696.

3) Chelsea: TONY brings word that Matt Shendell, owner of the now shuttered Dip, is opening The Ainsworth. In addition to an American-fusion menu from Dave Feimster (Spago), the "6,000-square-foot sports gastropub featuring 30 televisions [and] 375 seats." Status: Soft open, official opening on September 17th; 122 W 26th St., 212-741-0646.

4) Williamsburg: TONY also reports that An Nhau has opened. The Vietnamese spot is in the space adjacent to Bánh Mì 172 and is run by the same owner, Dung Trinh. Status: Certified Open; 172 Bedford Ave., 718-384-0028.

5) Cobble Hill: Cobble Hill Blog writes that Sue Perette has opened. The restaurant, in the former Cafe Dore space, features a small menu of five apps and just three starters. Status: Certified Open; 270 Smith St., 718-643-2861.

6) Lower East Side: TONY reports that the highly-anticipated and briefly delayed Mexican cafe and tequila bar Los Feliz will finally open. Along with tacos and ceviches from Julieta Ballesteros (Crema), the space features "hand-plastered walls and pink cobblestone floors." Status: Unknown, phone calls have gone unanswered; 109 Ludlow St., 212-228-8383.

7) Williamsburg: TONY writes that Saltie, the collaboration between Caroline Fidanza (Marlow & Sons), Rebecca Collerton (Diner) and Rebecca Collerton (Diner). The seasonal menu will "emphasize recipes from England, Norway and Italy—reflecting the owners’ heritage—and include items like sandwiches, ice cream and morning pastries." Status: Exact opening date unknown, "within the next few days;" 378 Metropolitan Ave., 718-387-4777.

8) Gramercy: TONY also has it that the shuttered Ultra space has reopened as La Pomme. Owner Tommy Tardle has reinvented the space, aiming to create a "'“Fellini-esque” nightclub, where black-and-white pictures from fashion photographer Fadil Berisha grace the walls." Status: Soft open tomorrow, official opening on September 17th; 37 W 26th St., 212-725-3860.
—Matt Duckor

Los Feliz

109 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002-3240

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