Welcome to the weekly Opening Report. Do you know of a restaurant or bar that just opened in your neighborhood? Please, send any pics or intel to the tipline.
Lower East Side: The team behind Goat Town recently opened El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette. It serves housemade pastries like coconut honey cake and buckwheat oatmeal sandies, plus lunch dishes like savory hand pies, falafel, and cashew grits topped with braised pork or mustard greens. It also offers wine and beer, and is open all day. Status: Certified Open. 100 Stanton St., 212-260-3950.
Williamsburg: A combination motorcycle shop and cafe opened on Grand St last month. The Brooklyn Paper reports that Jane Motorcycles sells motorcycle equipment alongside cups of coffee, and sports coffee tables "littered with Italian motorcycle magazines." It also offers custom bikes for those with at least $10,000 to burn. Status: Certified Open. 161 Grand St., 347-844-9075.
Bed-Stuy: Dekalb opened on its namesake avenue last week. DNAinfo reports that owners Ras Levi and Stefan Fahrer built the space using recycled materials, and chef Alexander Skarlinski is serving a completely organic, farm-to-table menu. Dishes include parsnips and butternut squash tater tots, mussels with salsify cream, and a burger with smoked paprika aioli, shallot jam, and Brussels sprout leaves. Status: Certified Open. 564 DeKalb Ave., 917-685-1496.
Williamsburg: Brothers Anis and Karim Khemiri opened La Goulette, a Tunisian restaurant, earlier this month. Dishes like falafel, hummus, and merguez are based on family recipes, and the owners tell DNAinfo that unlike most falafel spots, "Here is upscale food. You sit, drink the mint tea, you're not rushed." Status: Certified Open. 159 Grand St., 347-689-4126.
Flushing: Massive Mongolian hot pot chain Little Lamb has opened its second U.S. location (the first is in Boston) in Flushing's SkyView Center shopping mall. It includes three private dining rooms as well as a large main room, and offers traditional hot pot plus Mongolian barbecue, noodles, and dumplings. For the hot pot, diners choose broths like "Strengthen Tomato Broth" and "Mongolian Spicy Herbal," plus a wide selection of meats and vegetables. Status: Certified Open. 40-24 College Point Blvd., Level B, 718-359-1668.
East Village: Australian-inspired restaurant Flinders Lane opened Monday in the space that once housed The Beagle. As Fork in the Road reports, native Australians Chris McPherson and Chris Rendell serve a menu that often leans Asian, with dishes like curry laksa, tandoori rabbit, and chicken san chou bau. Status: Certified Open. 162 Avenue A, 212-228-6900.
Financial District: Wogies Bar & Grill, a West Village restaurant best known for its cheesesteaks, has opened a second location in the FiDi. The menu is the same as at the original, and, besides a variety of cheesesteaks, it includes wings, chopped salads, and other sandwiches like a Faicco's hot Italian sausage hoagie, or grilled chicken on pretzel bun. Status: Certified Open. 44 Trinity Pl., 212-785 2838.