1) Chelsea: The brand new location of Melvin's Juice Box opened on Monday inside the Dream Downtown hotel. The menu features the same juices and smoothies from the original Greenwich Village location, as well as a full breakfast menu, and all day dishes from the Dream Downtown's executive chef Michael Armstrong. Melvin and Michael collaborated on grab and go sandwiches and salads that are also available throughout the day. Melvin's opens at 7 a.m., daily. Status: Certified Open. 355 West 16th Street., 646-625-4825.
[The Exterior of Bubby's]
2) Meatpacking District: Chef/restaurateur Ron Silver opened a new location of Bubby's on Gansevoort Street near the High Line earlier this week. The new outpost serves a menu that's similar to the one offered at the original in Tribeca. Options include burgers, soups, salads, fried chicken, meatloaf, barbecued meats, and pies, of course. The space has a bar and an outdoor cafe, and a take-out window will open soon offering things like tacos and pulled pork sandwiches. Status: Soft Open; grand opening on October 28. 73 Gansevoort., 212-206-6200.
3) Lower East Side: The people from Roni-Sue's Chocolates just opened a retail shop near their Essex Street Market outpost. Proprietor Rhonda Kave held a pre-opening launch party on October 14 and opened to the public this past Saturday. Kave's daughter Allison will use the shop to sell her own treats — she has a Kickstarter campaign for Butter & Scotch, a proposed dessert and cocktail parlor. Status: Certified Open. 148 Forsyth. Street, (212) 677-1216.
4) Tribeca: A new restaurant called Church Publick is now open for dinner in the Reade Street space that formerly housed Mocca. The restaurant plans to offer weekend lunch starting this Saturday and weekday lunch soon after. Chef Joshua Elliott, who has been working at sister establishment the Third Avenue Ale House, is serving things like sandwiches, salads, and pastas. Status: Certified Open. 78 Reade St, 212-267-3000
5) Union Square: The seventh outpost of Australian bakery Pie Face opened earlier this month. The shop serves sweet and savory pies, pumpkin-centric fall treats, and coffee. Pie Face also has locations in Chelsea, Midtown, Hell's Kitchen, and Murray Hill. Status: Certified Open. 127 Fourth Avenue., 855-444-3388.
6) Williamsburg: Parisian banker-turned-pastry chef Sophie Jager opened Caprices by Sophie, a cafe serving coffee, pastries, and lunch items. Caprices specializes in merveilleux (meringues), which are crisper and airier than a pavlova, and seasonal choux (cream puffs). The bakery also features a garden in the back. Status: Certified Open. 138 N 6th Street.
7) Bed-Stuy: A Brooklyn neighborhood in dire need of craft beer is finally getting its very own beer bar. Glorietta Baldy opened earlier this week. The owners plan to partner with local restaurants to offer bar bites, but for now, the bar is serving four varieties of chili. The bar is from the same brothers that own Park Slope's Mission Dolores and Owl Farm, as well as Carroll Gardens' Bar Great Harry. Status: Certified Open. 502 Franklin Avenue.
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