1) Union Square: Vapiano, the German-based casual Italian eatery, opened up on University and 13th Street early this week. The chain, which has locations in six other U.S. cities, has described itself as "fast-casual cross between Mario Batali and Chipotle with uber-style." Early visitors, send reviews this way. Status: Certified Open; 113 University Pl, 212-777-9477.
2) Greenwich Village: A walkby this week reveals that Olio Pizza e Piu, a restaurant specializing in VPN-approved Neapolitan pies, has opened on Greenwich Ave. in the old Go Sushi space. Status: Certified Open; 3 Greenwich Ave, 243-6546.
3) East Village: EV Grieve posts a snapshot of signage for Hawkers, the Southeast Asian street food outlet on 14th St. Status: Certified Open; 225 East 14th St, 212-982-1688.
4) East Village: Another walkby reveals that Just Sweet, a new Asian dessert spot on 3rd Avenue and 12th Street, opened to the public. Status: Certified Open; 83 Third Ave..