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The Plywood Report: Baja Fresh, Hummus Kitchen, Riverbank Bar & Grill

Welcome to the plywood report wherein Eater editors, correspondents, and tipsters report on the newest spots going up across the city. Have some new plywood in your nabe? Let us know.

2009_02_bajafresh.jpg1) Midtown: Midtown Lunch has some exciting news to report from the chain world: "Baja Fresh will be opening its first Manhattan location in the old Zen Burger space on Lexington btw. 45+46th. Is Baja Fresh the best Mexican food of all time? Definitely not...But I do know this? when I lived in L.A. the baja chicken burrito from Baja Fresh was my goto lunch." [PLYWOOD]

2) Roosevelt Island: The Roosevelt Islander learns that the island is getting its first sports bar: "Starting this coming June, if everything goes according to schedule, Roosevelt Islanders will be able to enjoy what most other NYC neighborhoods take for granted, a friendly local sports bar and grill. The one year old Nonno's Focacceria owners are opening the approximately 3400 square foot Riverbank Bar & Grill in the space next to Duane Reade at Riverwalk's 425 Main Street." [PLYWOOD]

3) Upper East Side: A tipster reports there is now signage for a place called Hummus Kitchen on 2nd Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets. [PLYWOOD]