East Village: Mr. Jones, the East Village's sleek new yakitori and cocktail joint, has finally unveiled itself to the public. After a small delay and a month of existing in a bizarre quasi-soft open state—the plywood was up yet persistent diners were still able to get served inside—the restaurant took down the plywood over the weekend. Most restaurateurs wait until their bunker-like cement facade is done, but to each his own. The menu will feature Chef Bryan Emperor's "updated interpretation of traditional Japanese yakitori." Status: Certified Open. 243 East 14th St., East Village; 212-253-7670 [EaterWire]
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