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[Photo: Oaxaca Taqueria/Twitter]
1) Bed-Stuy: Oaxaca Taqueria has opened a new location on Bedford Avenue. The new spot serves the same menu of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and tortas as the other locations. As Brownstoner notes,
two of Oaxaca's Brooklyn outposts have closed, but it still has one in Park Slope and three in Manhattan. Update: The Clinton Hill Oaxaca outpost is now called OMG Taco, but is still under the same ownership with the same menu. Status: Certified Open. 1116 Bedford Ave., 718-230-8111.
[Photo: The Classon/Facebook]
2) Crown Heights: The chef behind neighborhood pizza spot Amorina has opened The Classon Social Club, a jazz bar and restaurant. The menu features Italian-influenced soul food, with dishes like shrimp with polenta, and risotto with red beans and okra. According to DNAinfo, the club hosts live jazz and blues performances Thursday through Saturday, and asks guests for donations rather than charging a cover fee. Status: Certified Open. 807 Classon Ave., 718-484-4475.
[Photo: Sun in Bloom/Facebook]
3) Tribeca: The Manhattan outpost of Park Slope's Sun in Bloom, a mostly raw, vegan, and gluten-free lunch spot, opened recently. It has a small counter for eating in, but otherwise offers gluten free pastries, sandwiches, soups, juices, and food from a hot bar to-go. Status: Certified Open. 165 Church St., 212-791-6700.
[Photo: Tio Luca/Facebook]
4) Harlem: New tapas spot Tio Luca is now open, after a soft opening earlier this month. Harlem + Bespoke reports that the Latin American menu of small plates ranges from lobster ceviche to tacos. Status: Certified Open. 421 Lenox Ave., 212-939-9305.
5) Lower East Side: Ellen Kaye, whose family owned the Russian Tea Room from 1947 to 1996, has opened Moscow 57 on Delancey. Chef Seth Goldman serves a menu of Russian Central Asian dishes like buckwheat blini and pelmeni dumplings. The restaurant will have live music every night along with poetry readings and other events. Status: Certified Open. 168 1/2 Delancey St., 212-260-5775.
6) Park Slope: Pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse, a vet of Bouley, Le Cirque, and David Burke Townhouse, opened Buttermilk Bakeshop last week. She offers a range of American comfort food sweets, like chocolate chip bread pudding, whoopie pies, and cupcakes baked in ice cream cones. Status: Certified Open. 339 Seventh Ave., 347-689-4376.
7) Carroll Gardens: Pazzi Pasta, a new build-your-own pasta spot opened recently on Smith Street. It allows diners to choose from sauces like puttanesca, four cheese, and vegan cauliflower, and from toppings such as meatballs, grilled chicken, or mushrooms. Besides traditional pastas, it also offers noodles made with kamut, spelt, and a gluten free blend. Status: Certified Open. 227 Smith St., 347-916-1076.
8) Park Slope: The restaurant formerly known as Fort Reno is now Taco Santo. Owner Jacques Gautier grinds the masa for the tortillas in house, and serves a menu of tacos that range from lobster to carnitas to rabbit in mole. There's a selection of Mexican and local beers, plus Mezcal-based cocktails. Fucked in Park Slope files a favorable early report. Status: Certified Open. 669 Union St., 347-227-7777.