Prospect Heights: Anthony Theocaropoulos, who worked under Michael White, Masaharu Morimoto, and Mario Batali, opened Cooklyn last week. The menu lists lamb buns (a Greek take on a pork pun), octopus and pork belly with smoked potatoes, fava beans with watercress pesto, and venison wontons. It may take some practice to say the name with a straight face. Status: Certified Open. 659 Vanderbilt Avenue.
Lower East Side: Petra "Petee" Paredez opened her shop Petee's Pie Company in the old Rocket Joe's pizza space just in time for Thanksgiving. She learned the trade from her parents who own a pie shop in Virginia, and is now selling pies in flavors like maple walnut, cranberry apple, cherry crumb, and sweet potato. Status: Certified Open. 61 Delancey Street.
Fort Greene: Bar and ping pong hall Brooklyn Eats opened earlier this month, with an entire room dedicated to ping pong (it even has an Uncle Sam poster that says: "I want you to play ping pong."). To eat, there are sliders, spicy bean and avocado tortas, nachos, chili, and more, reports Fort Greene Focus. Status: Certified Open. 474 Myrtle Avenue.
Park Slope: Nunu Chocolates Cafe & Tap Room opened recently in the space where the short-lived A'Putia had set up shop. Chocolates from the company are of course available, but so are house-made baked goods, including a couple of savory options like a cheese-filled turnover, reports Here's Park Slope. There are also 10 craft beers on tap and Blue Bottle Coffee on offer during the day. Status: Certified Open. 179 5th Avenue.
Greenpoint: Italian spot Ringolevio recently opened, serving a menu of meat and cheese plates, crostini, and a large selection of carpaccio. The space's design has a bit of a hodgepodge feel to it. Status: Certified Open. 490 Humboldt St.
Little Italy: Fast-casual Indian restaurant Kabab Bites is celebrating its grand opening. It serves a pretty standard menu of curries, biryani, and of course some kababs. Status: Certified Open. 399 Centre Street.
Carroll Gardens: SOL coffee shop, which stands for Seeds of Love, opened today on Court Street in a tiny space, standing room only space. Coffee and espresso are from La Colombe, and sandwiches should be available in the near future.. Status: Certified Open. 421 Court Street.