- Umami Burger Greenwich Village.
- Plenty of work left to do at Umami Burger.
- Pink Tea Cup, with signage up at its new Fort Greene location. [Photo: Brownstoner]
- Texas-style barbecue and mac-and-cheese coming to Flatbush Avenue at St. Marks. [Photo: Patch]
- Unnamed Clinton Hill restaurant from Colin Devlin of Williamsburg's Dressler and DuMont. [Photo: Myrtle Minutes]
1) Greenwich Village: Take a look at the coming Umami Burger, the first location of the LA-based burger sensation that's planning to take over NYC with additional locations in Battery Park City, Williamsburg, and beyond. It's supposed to open in June, but looks like there's still plenty of work to do. [PLYWOOD]
2) Greenpoint: North Brooklyn's Nordic invasion continues apace: Fork in the Road reports on Budin, a Nordic café, bar, and design store coming this fall to Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan and Franklin. Co-owner Crystal Pei describes the concept: "Our cafe and bar will serve Icelandic, Norwegian, Finnish coffee, cocktails, and cuisine. We hope to eventually serve Nordic snacks, and we'll have this cozy, Viking, sweater, seaman sort of vibe." [PRE-PLYWOOD]
3) Clinton Hill: Colin Devlin, owner of DuMont and the Michelin-starred Dressler in Williamsburg, is opening a new restaurant on Myrtle Avenue between Washington and Waverly, in the space that formerly housed Anima Italian Bistro. Per the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership (via DNAinfo), it doesn't have a name yet, but Devlin hopes to open in July. [PLYWOOD]
4) Fort Greene: Brownstoner checks in with the coming new location of Manhattan Southern comfort food joint Pink Tea Cup. Signage is up, but no word on the opening date. [PLYWOOD]
5) Prospect Heights: Patch learns that a mac-and-cheese and Texas-style barbecue restaurant is coming to the corner of Flatbush Avenue and St. Marks. Patch also gets word that a Moroccan café tentatively called Kimia is coming to Washington Avenue. [PLYWOOD]
6) Upper East Side: The owner of San Matteo Pizza in Yorkville, Fabio Casella, is opening an Italian deli called Il Salumaio, writes Zagat. It's going to be mostly takeout, with sandwiches and pastas to go, plus traditional salumeria cuts. It should open near the corner of Second Avenue and 90th Street next month. [PLYWOOD]
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