Tropical Twofer: Oaxacan and Polynesian Spots Will Open on Park Avenue

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A couple of tropical developments on Park Avenue today, one Oaxacan and one Polynesian. First, the latest newcomer in the Chipotle-QdobaBaja Fresh sphere, Oaxaca Mexican Grill (opening soon at 245 Park and 47th Street), sends over its menu. The budding chain is trumpeting a focus on naturally raised meats and recycled building materials. Farther south, Diners Journal brings news that the team behind Park Avenue Winter plans to open a decisively inauthentic Polynesian spot the latest evidence of a tiki trend: Hurricane Club, a 250-seat restaurant, will be located at 360 Park Avenue South (26th Street), where Porcao used to be. AvroKO will design it. Do they do thatched roofs?

Oaxaca Mexican Grill menu [PDF]
Pupu? Yahoo! [Diners Journal/NYT]