1) Tribeca: RBC NYC, a new gourmet coffee shop in Tribeca opened on Monday. The sandwiches are from Zabars, the pastries from Bouchon, and the coffees from Dallis (Queens) and Brown (San Antonio, TX). Their "rare and highly specialized" espresso machine is called The Slayer, and only 20 of them exist in the world. Status: Certified Open; 71 Worth St., 212-226-1111.
2) Midtown: Midtown Lunch reports that the new 38th Street location of Bon Chon Chicken soft opened this afternoon with a limited menu: "There’s a large seating area upstairs, which will be open to anybody during lunch, but after 5pm the place will turn into a sit down restaurant with waiter service upstairs." Status: Certified Open; 207 W. 38th St., 212-221-3339.
3) Downtown Brooklyn: The new Arby's in the landmarked Gage & Tollner's space on Fulton Street opened today. See pictures of the interior here. Status: Certified Open; 372 Fulton St., 718-643-1949?.
4) East Village: Part of the big Cuban restaurant/bar/private chef's lounge/sandwich shop complex collectively known as Cienfuegos is readying to open on East 6th Street and Avenue A. While the main building is still under construction, the small adjacent sandwich shop, Carteles, will open tomorrow, according to workers on the scene. Status: Opening tomorrow; 443 E. Sixth St.
5) Park Slope: Brownstoner brings word that a banh mi join called Home S has opened on 5th Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets in Park Slope: "All banh mi (classic, pork chop, chicken, etc.) cost $6, and bubble teas start at $3.75. There's no pho on the menu, but a guy working there said there's a possibility it might eventually show up." Status: Certified Open; 349 5th Ave..