1) Lower East Side: After acquiring the coffee shop 88 Orchard in the spring, the owners of Irving Farm Coffee Roasters closed the place down this month for a complete overhaul. They reopened the space last week as the newest branch of the Irving Farm empire. Like the other outposts, this cafe has sandwiches and salads, as well as some dry goods for sale along with coffee and pastries. Bowery Boogie also notes that this branch does not have free WiFi. Status: Certified Open. 88 Orchard St., 212-228-8880.
2) Lower East Side: Amuse Wine Bar opened on Friday in the space that most recently held the short-lived Tromba. In addition to wine, the bar serves small plates like salads, fried bites, and various braised meats. The bar hosts live music several nights a week, and Amuse plans to eventually launch brunch. But as Bowery Boogie points out, the bar is the fifth business to open in this space in as many years, and its pending application for a full liquor license has already been met with resistance from the CB3. Status: Certified Open. 121 Ludlow St., 212-477-0100.
3) Midtown: A second outpost of popular Hell's Kitchen ramen spot Tabata opened last week near Penn Station. The Village Voice reports that Tabata 2 has both a narrower space and a shorter menu than the original, but it still serves staples like the curry-based Tabata ramen. There are also gyoza, fried snacks, and $5 Sapporos. Status: Certified Open. 557 8th Ave., 212-465-2418.
4) West Village: DUB Pies, the Brooklyn-based shop serving Australian-style meat pies, just opened a second location in Manhattan. The menu includes meat and veggie pies, plus coffee and a few sweets, like traditional Australian lamingtons. Status: Certified Open. 123 West 3rd St., 718-788-2448.