1) East Village: Michael Bao Huynh's newest restaurant BaoBQ is opening for dinner tonight. As the name implies, the menu features a number of Asian-style grilled meats, including whole and half rotisserie chickens, pork belly satay, chicken wings, and beef short ribs, plus a few noodles dishes. Almost everything is under $10. Status: Opening Tonight; 229 First Avenue (13th Street), (212) 475-7011
2) West Village: Jeanne & Gaston, a new French restaurant from chef Claude Godard, just opened on 14th St. between 7th and 8th avenues reports the New York Times. The name is apparently an homage to the four generations of chefs in the family. Status: Certified Open; 212 West 14th Street, 212-675-3773
3) Upper West Side: West Side Rag has pictures of Vive La Crepe, on Columbus Avenue between 68th & 69th streets. This is the fifth outpost of the creperie, which serves both sweet (Nutella, sugar and butter) and savory (gruyere & ham) crepes as well as a breakfast dishes. Status: Certified Open; Columbus Avenue between 68th & 69th St.
4) Upper West Side: West Side Rag also reports that Paninoteca just opened in the old Soup or Sandwich location. It's owned by the same people. Status: Certified Open; 265 Columbus Ave between 72nd & 73rd St.
5) Upper East Side: Ron Suhanosky, the old owner of Sfoglia, has just opened an Italian prepared food shop on the Upper East Side. His mother, Valerie Suhanosky, will be baking the pastries and cakes and the shop is fittingly named Nonna's Table the New York Times reports. In a few weeks, Nonna's Table will also start cooking classes and Tuesday and Wednesday dinners. Status: Certified Open; 163 East 92nd Street (Lexington Avenue); (212) 831-9200
6) Tribeca: The Tribeca Citizen brings word that a new location of Chipotle is now open at 281 Broadway between Reade and Chambers. The hours are 11 AM - 10 PM. Status: Certified Open; 281 Broadway, 212-385-3506
[Photo: EV Grieve]