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South Houston, Five Napkin Burger, Tiella all Coming Soon

1) Williamsburg: A tipster sends in a new photo of Taavo Somer's alleged space on South 2nd St. and Wythe. Work has been progressing and it looks like they'll be adding the store front soon. [PLYWOOD]

2) Soho: An Eater operative takes a look at John McDonald, Josh Pickard, and Josh Capon's new burger spot on 25 West Houston St. He writes that the makeover is well underway but there's still some construction to go. McDonald tells Eater he's shooting for a mid-summer opening. [PLYWOOD]

3) Williamsburg: New signage reveals that long plywooded Mable's Smokehouse and Banquet Hall is coming soon. Writes a tipster: "Mable's Smokehouse and Banquet Hall! New Oklahoma BBQ restaurant opening in Williamsburg on North 11th and Berry streets. Super simple roadside BBQ of the South. 4 meats & 5 sides, sauce on....All recipes are secret family recipes from Oklahoma matriarch, Mable. Opening in 2 months."

4) Upper East Side: Blogger DMANBURGER gets the skinny on Tiella, a new Italian restaurant opening in the former Cipolla Rosa space on 1st Ave. Owner Mario Coppola expects to open in about 3 weeks. [PLYWOOD]

5) Carroll Gardens: A tipster notes that a new Spanish wine/tapas bar called Palo Cortado is coming soon to Court St. [PLYWOOD]

6) Harlem: Harlem Condo Life checks in with the owners of Bier International, the expansive beer garden opening on Frederick Douglass Boulevard - they say they're three weeks out. [PLYWOOD]

7) Cobble Hill: Brownstoner grabs a shot of construction going on at 68 Bergen St which will eventually become an Italian restaurant. Fork in the Road confirms that it will be called Broken English. [PLYWOOD]

8) Greenpoint: Greenpointers posts on a new bar coming to 105 Franklin St called Veronica People's Club, a sister bar to Heathers. [PLYWOOD]

9) East Village: EV Grieve has new photographic evidence of the branch of Xi'an Famous Foods that's opening in the former Seoul Station space on St. Marks. [PLYWOOD]

10) Fort Greene: Brownstoner snaps a shot of the space at 49 Willoughby Ave, which will become a coffee shop operated by the owner of Hideout bar. [PLYWOOD]

11) Astoria: ZagatBuzz writes that 5 Napkin Burger is aiming for a June 16th opening for their Queens outpost on 35th Avenue. [PLYWOOD]

12) Soho: ZagatBuzz also reports that South Houston - a Southern comfort food spot - that's opening in the old Lusso space at 331 West Broadway. [PLYWOOD]
—Zachary Feldman

Taavo Somer's New Spot

South 2nd St. and Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY

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