1) Hell's Kitchen: Zagat notices that the new Hell's Kitchen location of barbecue joint Southern Hospitality quietly opened for private parties this week. The grand opening is Saturday. Status: Opening Saturday; 645 Ninth Ave., 212-265-1000.
2) Midtown East: Midtown Lunch brings word that Dee Daa, a "balanced Thai" restaurant is now open. A commenter reports that lunch on the first day was mobbed. Status: Certified open; 155 E. 44th St., 646-396-6500.
3) Midtown East: Grub Street reports that Bi Lokma, a Turkish restaurant from Orhan Yegen, is now open for business. Fork in the Road visits and they say that though there isn't currently a take out menu, food to go can be ordered in the back of the restaurant. Status: Certified open; 212 E. 45th St.
4) Upper East Side: From the NY Times comes word of Agua Fresca, a Mexican restaurant from chef Adrian Leon. Status: According to Yelp, this place has been open for a few months. Then again, no one answers the phone; 207 E. 117th St., 212-996-2500.