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Lido, Doughnut Plant Chelsea, and More Now Open

1) Williamsburg: The Feed reports on Post Office, a bar with drinks focusing exclusively on America. Over 30 brands of whiskey are on offer here, including some small brands like Oregon's Whipper Snapper, Utah's High West and Brooklyn's own Kings County Distillery. For food, there's a menu from Sam Glinn of The Broojlyn Star that includes sandwiches and soups. Status: Opens tomorrow; 188 Havemeyer St., 718-963-2574.

2) Harlem: Grub Street has a look at Lido, a restaurant serving "modern Italian" fare such as braised short ribs with potato puree and horseradish gremolata or gnocchi with guanciale and truffle butter, along with fresh-herb cocktails from GM Pierre Marc Diennet. To start, they'll only be open for dinner but lunch and brunch will follow, as well as delivery. Status: Opened Saturday, but it's BYOB; 2168 Fredrick Douglass Blvd., 646-490-8575.

3) East Village: From Grub Street also comes word that Bowery Beef is now soft open, serving Blue Bottle coffee in the front with their Boston-style roast beef sandwiches will hopefully come sometime this week. True to the spirit of the former occupants of the space, Bowery Poetry, the back will host slam poetry as well as music. Status: Certified soft open; 308 Bowery, 212-614-0505.

4) Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights Blog reports that Colonie, a wine bar that got part of their startup funds from Kickstarter, soft opened over the weekend. The wine selection is drawn from Italy and France as well as some local picks while the food menu includes crostinis, raw bar options, and large plates. Status: Certified soft open; 127 Atlantic Ave., 917-727-4575.

5) Lower East Side: Bowery Boogie brings word of a new nameless coffee shop in the incredibly slender space formerly occupied by MakeUpMania. It's actually from an owner that has - you guessed it - a nameless coffee shop in Park Slope. Status: Certified open; 182 Allen St.

6) Midtown East: Zagat Buzz shares the news that Michael Bao's latest offering, Baotique, is now open above Covet Lounge. It's already booked through the week but a normal dinner service is planned for next week with lunch to follow shortly. Status: Signs point to open, but no answer to phone calls; 137 E. 55th St., 212-223-1802.

7) Chelsea: Gothamist reports that the Chelsea outpost of popular LES doughnut shop Doughnut Plant is now open and, yes, a line out the door has already been spotted. Status: Certified open; 220 W. 23rd St., 212-675-9100.

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Bowery Beef

308 Bowery, New York, NY