1) Tribeca: Off The Presses reports that Weather Up Tribeca, a cocktail lounge from the same folks that brought us the original in Park Slope, is now open. They're serving up oysters and ceviche to go along with their cocktails. Status: Certified open; 159 Duane St.
2) Williamsburg: From Grub Street comes word that The Drink, a new bar from the head bartender of Dram, also in Williamburg, is now open. Past reports have them serving exotic punches alongside salted and smoked fish, pickles, cured meat and cheeses. Status: Signs point to open; 228 Manhattan Ave., 718-782-8463
3) West Village: The latest location in the steadily expanding Artichoke Basille pizza empire is now open and, yes, still plenty close to NYU students. Status: Certified open; 111 MacDougal St.
4) West Village: Just across the street from the newest Artichoke is Saigon Shack, serving up banh mi and pho in the space formerly occupied by Esperanto Café. Status: Certified open; 114 MacDougal St. 212-228-0588.
5) Midtown: Glaze Teriyaki, a Seattle style teriyaki joint, opens this week. According to the restaurant's owner, Seattle style is best described as Korean style, as the growth of teriyaki restaurants out in Seattle stem from the large Korean immigrant population. On the menu: teriyaki pork, chicken, and salmon, gyoza, ribs, and salads. Status: Opens Wednesday; 638 Lexington Ave.
6) Chelsea: Junoon, an "authentic, yet elegantly modern take on Indian cuisine" from restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj is opening this week. On executive chef Vikas Khanna's menu features foods and techniques from all over India, including Kele Aur Mattar ki Tikki, a “bird’s nest” filled with plantain and shell pea croquettes and Anari Chooza, free-range Cornish game hen, pomegranate seeds, roasted cumin seeds and mace. Folks looking for a fancier, more exclusive experience can reserve one of two chef’s tables set adjacent to the open kitchen. Status: Opens Wednesday; 27 W. 24 St., 212-490-2100.
7) East Village: Yuba, a modern Japanese restaurant from former Masa chefs George Ruan and Jack Wei, is set to open this week. It's described as a "relaxed dining experience paired with luxury ingredients and refined presentations at accessible prices." Rest assured, the restaurant's namesake yuba does find its way into a few items on the menu. Status: Opens Wednesday; 105 E. 9th St., 212-777-8288.
8) Bedford-Stuyvesant: From The Feed comes word of Dough, a ten-seat cafe from the owners of Choice Greene and Choice Market. They'll be serving up fresh doughnuts and Stumptown coffee. Status: Certified open; 448 Lafayette Ave.