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Lolo's Seafood Shack Brings St. Martin to NYC, The Milling Room Takes Over Corvo Bianco, and More

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Hunger Pang takes up residency in The Dogwood space while Galli takes over 'inoteca.


Morningside Heights: Inspired by small beach spots called lolos in Saint Martin, Skai Young opened Lolo's Seafood Shack, says DNAinfo. The menu is very fish-focused and includes conch fritters, crispy baked shark, and jerk ribs. The team is using the same fish supplier as the Four Seasons. There's a large teal painted wooden patio in the backyard. 303 West 116th Street

Upper West Side: Corvo Bianco's replacement, The Milling Room, opened recently. The menu is Italian inspired, plus there are pizzas made in that pizza oven Elizabeth Faulkner had dreamed of. Scott Bryan, who most recently worked at Bacchanal, is running the kitchen. 446 Columbus Avenue

Ditmas Park: Hunger Pang opened last week in the recently vacant Dogwood space, says Ditmas Park Corner. The menu offers "new American-Asian' food, reconstructing traditional Asian dishes applying Western influences." Owner and chef Medwin Pang grew up in the neighborhood, worked under Morimoto and David Burke, and was reportedly hand picked by the team from The Dogwood. 1021 Church Ave

West Village: A small Mexican restaurant called La Barbona is opening tonight under De Santos. The menu sports tacos, ceviches, and house cocktails made with mezcal. 139 West 10th Street.

Bed Stuy: A small all day restaurant called T Roc Homestyle Cooking recently opened serving burgers, cheesesteaks, grilled cheese, and breakfast, including egg sandwiches, shares Brownstoner. 194 Ralph Avenue

Forest Hills: The petite healthy-focused Red Pipe Cafe started serving organic juices, smoothies, sandwiches, gluten free baked goods, and coffee from Counter Culture recently. The restaurant is co-owned by the team from Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center, which want to promote overall wellness in the community, reports DNAinfo. 71-60 Austin Street

Forest Hills: Just down the block, Mexican restaurant El Coyote, which already operates a location in Jackson Heights and Connecticut, opened. It serves traditional fare plus dishes like the sweet and savory "banana chicken," reports DNAinfo. 70-09 Austin Street

Midtown: Another location of Hibachi Dumpling express opened its large accordion front windows selling tempura, teriyaki, fried rice, dumplings. The location is the third of 15 coming to the city, reports Midtown Lunch. 1015 Avenue of the Americas

Lincoln Center: A new outpost of Joe coffee has sprouted just north of Lincoln Center. Like the other eight locations in the city, there's coffee, and pastries from Bien Cuit, Ovenly, and a few others. 187 Columbus Avenue

West Village: Only a couple of months after the shutter of Mercadito Grove, the space has a new tenant, Mirage Kitchen. The restaurant is serving Syrian street food like beef and lamb shwarma, that's Robert Sietsema approved. 100 7th Avenue South

Lower East Side: Galli, an American Italian restaurant that has been a fixture in Soho for a while, opened a second location late last week in the old ‘inoteca space. The menu includes chicken parm, fried artichokes, and arrancini stuffed with peas, meat, and mozzarella. 98 Rivington Street.

Midtown West: The owners of Proper Manhattan recently opened sports bar Proper West. Like the other location, the menu includes a Pat LaFrieda burger, grilled salmon in butter sauce, crab cakes, and lobster mac ‘n' cheese. 54 West 39th Street