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Freshii, Sabor a Mexico, Polpette Certified Open

1) Midtown: Freshii, an "honest, sustainable company, making the world a better, fresher, healthier place one meal at a time" with over 60 locations, is now doing business in New York City with their first location in Midtown. Staying true to the company's ethos, you'll be able to have your salad served in whatever bowl you bring along or, if you forget to bring one, they'll serve it in a custom biodegradable bag. Status: Certified open; 1407 Broadway. [ENY]

2) East Village: EV Grieve reports that a new taqueria, Sabor a Mexico, has opened in a former Western Union. Status: Certified open; 160 1st Ave. 212-533-4002. [EV Grieve]

3) Nolita: Grub Street has a look at the newly opened downstairs space at Lovely Day. The restaurant's former kitchen is now a dining room complete with its own kitchen serving charcoal-barbecued spare ribs now and a burger eventually. They're currently open only from Tuesday through Sunday, 6 PM to midnight, but opening on Sundays and Mondays will come soon. Status: Certified open; 196 Elizabeth St., 212-925-3310. [Grub Street]

4) East Village: EV Grieve files on Queen Vic, a British-style pub/restaurant that's now open. The menu features such British staples like fish and chips, bangers and mash, as well as some American fare like deep-fried hot dogs and Buffalo wings. Status: Opens today; 2nd Ave. and 4th St., 917-262-0512. [EV Grieve]

5) Upper West Side: A tipster sends word of Polpette, a pizzeria now open in the former S'Mac space. In addition to serving thin crust pizza, the menu also includes meatballs of different varieties. Status: Certified open; 474 Columbus Ave., 212-686-5222. [ENY]

6) Financial District: From the tipline comes word that baked falafel chain Chickpea has opened their new FiDi location in the former Seattle Coffee Roasters space. Status: Certified open; 110 William St. [ENY]

7) Greenpoint: Greenpointers reports that House of Small Wonder, a coffee shop serving espresso, freshly-baked croissants, and sandwiches is now open. Status: Certified open; 20 Skillman Ave., Greenpoint, 718-383-2703. [Greenpointers]
—Gary Wong


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