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Vinateria Harlem, MP Taverna, and More Certified Open

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1) Astoria: Michael Psilakis's latest version of MP Taverna opens in Astoria tonight. As Flo Fab reports, this one's larger than the locations in Roslyn or in Irvington, N.Y., but the menu is more or less the same. Status: Opens Tonight; 31-29 Ditmars Blvd., 718-777-2187.

2) Harlem: A new casual Italian restaurant on Frederick Douglass Boulevard called Vinateria Harlem has opened up. Per Harlem Gal, the interior is made almost exclusively of recycled materials (think church pews, bodega doors), while Harlem Bespoke notes that the menu is "reasonably priced" with dishes like grilled octopus salad and beef tartare. Status: Certified Open; 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

3) Lower East Side: The long-delayed bar Eastwood finally opened on Friday after a drawn-out liquor license application process, notes The Lo Down. Owners Sivan Harlap and Andrew States have been running a fish-and-chips operation called Chip Shop around the corner from the bar while waiting for their license; that will remain open. Status: Certified Open; 221 East Broadway, 917-284-4514.

4) West Village: A tipster sends word that Ellary's Greens, a healthy and organic café, is now open at 33 Carmine St., the former location of Grey Dog Café. It's open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a menu of sandwiches, panini, salads, and the like. Status: Certified Open; 33 Carmine St., 212-920-5072.

5) Williamsburg: Zagat brings word that Isle of Skye, a new bar by the owners of the Upper East Side's Caledonia Scottish Pub, has opened in Williamsburg. It's got over 200 bottles of Scotch, in addition to a huge list of other spirits. Status: Certified Open; 488 Driggs Ave., 347-384-2722.

6) Flatiron District: Tres Carnes, a burrito joint serving up a sort of Tex-Mex food that executive chef Sasha Shor called "Texican," opened last week, Gothamist reports. It's a quick-service taco and burrito joint with barbecue made by pitmaster Mike Rodriguez, an alum of The Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas. Status: Certified Open; 688 Sixth Ave.; 212-989-8737.

7) Hudson Square: Rice-bowl-and-salad chain Dig Inn has opened its sixth location, per Fork in the Road. Status: Certified Open; 350 Hudson St., 917-720-1206.

8) Midtown: And speaking of salad chains, Chop't opened a new location last week at Bryant Park. This is the chain's 11th location in New York. Status: Certified Open; 11 W. 42nd St., 646-867-1412.

9) Astoria: Queens has a new bakery called Sweets First, DNAinfo reports. It soft opened last week with both sweet and savory cupcakes. Status: Soft Open; 35-04 35th St., 347-701-4488.

MP Taverna

31-29 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11105 718-777-2187

MP Taverna

31-29 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, NY

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