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Paulaner Brauhaus, Fort Grace Local, More Certified Open

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1) Noho: After some delay, the first U.S. outpost of Paulaner Brauhaus, a German chain of beer hall/microbreweries finally opened on Bowery. Bedford + Bowery reports that a Hefeweizen, a Munich Lager and a Munich Dark, plus some seasonal beers will all be brewed in massive copper tanks on site. In addition, there's a menu of mostly beer hall standards, like wienerschnitzel, beef goulash, and lots of sausages, plus a few New York classics like a hotdog and matzoh ball soup. This is an all day beer hall, open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. Status: Certified Open. 265/267 Bowery, 212-780-0300.

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2) Midtown: The first New York outpost of Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, a Boston-based mini-chain opened recently next to Grand Central. Besides a thorough list of steaks, chops, seafood and steakhouse sides on the menu, there are a range of pastas and entrees like linguine with clams and lamb rack with cannellini beans and escarole ragu. The restaurant is also open for breakfast, lunch and brunch, with options like pizza and paninis added to the menu. The space also includes a lounge, a chef's table, four private dining areas, an enclosed roof deck, and an outdoor patio. Status: Certified Open. 451 Lexington Ave., 212-661-4810.
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[Photo: Drunken Munkey/Facebook]
3) Upper East Side: Drunken Munkey NYC, a cocktail bar inspired by British colonial India, soft opened Friday. At the helm are Arun and Raju Mirchandani, who also own the Bar & Books chain of cocktail lounges. The cocktail menu is a list of British classics like the Aviation and a Pimm's cup, while chef Derek Alfaro, a Fatty Crab vet, is cooking a menu of Indian food like Sindhi fish curry. For now it's only serving a $27, four-course prix fixe menu, but in the coming weeks there will also be a la carte options, a bar menu of shared plates, and tiffin-style takeout. Status: Soft Open. 338 E. 92nd St., 646-998-4600
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[Photo: Falchi Building/Facebook]
4) Long Island City: The first few vendors are now open for business in the Falchi Building, which the developers behind Chelsea Market are currently turning into Queens' version of that kind of food market destination. The small open section on the ground floor is called The Food Box, and it contains The Kolache Co., Khao Man Gai NY, Jessey's Pastries and Real Caribbean Food. It's open only on weekdays, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Status: Certified Open. 31-00 47th Ave., 718-388-7700.

5) Fort Greene: The team behind the General Greene recently turned their outdoor pastry and ice cream stand into a permanent indoor shop called Fort Grace Local. The little bakery, which sits just around the corner from the General Greene, offers housemade ice creams in flavors like tiramisu and asian pear, plus baked goods and candies that range from foccacia to chocolate beet cake to salted pumpkin caramel. There are also milkshakes and malts, housemade sundae toppings, and coffee. Status: Certified Open. 229 Dekalb Ave., no phone yet.

6) Fort Greene: Earlier this month Mexican restaurant Hoja Santa opened in the former Abistro space on DeKalb Avenue. According to DNAinfo it's the only Mexican spot on that strip of DeKalb, and it serves a mix of traditional and nontraditional dishes that range from tacos al pastor to bacon guacamole and fried chicken tacos with collards and mac and cheese. It's also open for weekend brunch, with options like breakfast tortas and Mexican eggs benedict. Status: Certified Open. 250 Dekalb Ave., no phone.

7) Crown Heights: Last week Mediterranean restaurant Fez Hummus Bar opened on Franklin Avenue. DNAinfo reports that the restaurant, whose owner Ari Aviv also owns the frozen yogurt spot next door, will serve a mix of classics like shakshuka and more original dishes like za'atar spiced fish n' chips and salmon falafel. Status: Certified Open. 798 Franklin Ave., 917-893-8770.

8) Hell's Kitchen: Cocktail bar Bea opened last weekend in the space that once held the theater district's iconic Le Madeleine bistro. Bartender Jason Walsh, a vet of Bouley, Monkey Bar and others, makes cocktails like a thyme gin and tonic or a classic Mai Tai, while the menu of small plates to go alongside ranges from Thai chicken wings to filet mignon and tomatoes with roasted potatoes. Status: Certified Open. 403 W. 43rd St., Street, 212-602-1910.

9) West Village: Spanish fast food import 100 Montaditos opened its first NYC location on Friday. Taking up the space once occupied by beloved Bleecker Street slice joint Pizza Box, it offers a long menu of very tiny sandwiches. The filling options range from classic serrano ham or Spanish tortilla and aioli to BBQ pulled pork, fried calamari, and chocolate spread with marshmallows. There are a few other options like fries and salads, plus beer, wine, and "Spanish mixers" like sangria made with a mix of wine and orange soda. Bedford + Bowery makes the important note that on Wednesdays all sandwiches are $1 and all domestic wine and beer is $3. Status: Certified Open. 176 Bleecker St., 646-719-1713.

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