The Coolest New Businesses In America

 

1-An eclectic bakery in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood

ovenlyOven.ly: Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Oven.ly sells snacks like peanuts roasted in bacon fat and tossed with Old Bay and Worcestershire sauce to bars like theOak & Iron and specialty stores like The Brooklyn Kitchen. It also provides baked goods to cafes like Joe The Art Of Coffee.

They opened their first storefront in May which offers their full selection of goods, including salted chocolate chip cookies and jelly donut muffins.

2-A seafood restaurant and oyster bar

the-optimistThe Optimist: Chef Ford Fry focuses onseasonal dishes with the freshest ingredients available. The seafood is high-quality and sustainable from the country’s best suppliers. The Optimist also serves  beach-food classics like hush puppies and lobster rolls, which you can order with an extensive selection of wines and beers.

3-A contemporary women’s clothing store in downtown Phoenix

nostra-style-house-phoenixNostra Style House Phoenix: Nostra Style House “offers a unique selection of contemporary women’s clothing that inspires the aesthetic of every fashionista,” says their Facebook page.

Their clothing is fun, frilly, and feminine, and shopping here feels like you’re browsing a fashionable friend’s closet.

4-A restaurant for the adventurous eater

minibarMinibar:Renowned chef Jose Andres’ newly re-opened and redesigned restaurant operates with a tasting menu-only format. Originally a six-seat bar tucked in the corner of the second floor of his restaurant Café Atlántico, minibar made its grand debut on November 7th as a unique, singular space. The Spanish inspired bite-sized dishes blur the line between science and cuisine with molecular gastronomy.

5-A French bakery on the Upper East Side

maison-kayserMaison Kayser: Maison Kayser, marked in New York by the orange bicycle that sits out front, is an import from Paris with some incredible baguettes and pastries. The patisserie is divided into two sections: the over-the-counter bakery area serving fresh pastries and breads, and the seating-only cafe where you can order a cafe au lait with your pain au chocolat.

6-A cool outdoor bar and restaurant practically underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge

morgans-pierMorgan’s Pier: Morgan’s pier looks like an old wharf with a modern twist. The bar throws cool parties that are reminiscent of backyard cookouts; one of the cool events is guest chef happy hour night, when local chefs take over the kitchen and cook their own cuisine.

7-A designer shop honoring San Francisco’s history

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Gangs of San Francisco: The one-man operation, run by Laureano Faedi, relies on San Francisco’s vibrant past for design inspiration. Faedi’s shirts and sweatshirts feature scenes highlighting everything from Playland at the Beach to the area’s minor league baseball scene. The shop, Faedi’s first, was created from recycled wood and old whiskey and wine cases.

8-Barber shop/clothing store combo

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Freeman’s Sporting Club and F.S.C. Barber: The first F.S.C. store outside of New York devotes 70 percent of its space to an old-fashioned barber shop. The space also houses a Freemans Sporting Club shop, which sells menswear and bespoke suit services. The store pays homage “to the days when the highest level of care and customer service was de rigueur,” according to the company’s website.

9-A cool new bike company in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Cruiser believes in elegant, simple, and affordable bicycles. “We don’t believe in cutting corners in our design or offering inferior bikes and charging a fortune for better components,” says their website. They sell three-speed men’s and women’s cruiser-style bicycles, along with bike accessories like different seats, handlebar grips, and reflectors.

 

10-A spirited new restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter

sobou

SoBou: NOLA’s fine cuisine makes itself known at SoBou, which stands for South of Bourbon Street. The restaurantoffers a menu of classic Cajun-style New Orleans dishes with a Latin twist, such as shrimp and tasso pinchos.

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