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Sweetgreen Tribeca, Horchata, Mokbar, and More Open

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1) Tribeca: The second New York outpost of salad hotspot Sweetgreen opened downtown today. It serves the same menu of seasonal and locally sourced salads, rice bowls, and juices as the Flatiron location and all the other outposts across the East Coast. The new space has a small amount of indoor and outdoor seating. A third Sweetgreen is slated to open in Williamsburg this fall. Status: Certified Open. 413 Greenwich St., 646-922-8572.

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2) Greenwich Village: Mexican restaurant Horchata opened yesterday. It serves quesadillas, guacamoles, and tacos with fillings like braised short rib or tortilla-crusted tuna, plus entrees like banana leaf-grilled mahi-mahi. Needless to say, the drink menu includes a variety of spiked horchata cocktails, plus margaritas and mezcal. Status: Certified Open. 470 Sixth Ave., 212-243-8226.

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3) East Village: A new bar and lounge called Camp David opened recently. It is not, as Bedford + Bowery explains, named for the presidential vacation spot, but instead for the owner, David Lopez. It serves Venezuelan tapas like mini arepas, as well as wine and cocktails like a Vesper Martini or a Pisco Sour. Status: Certified Open. 221 Avenue B., 212-228-0170.

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4) Varies: A new Hungarian food truck is now roaming the city, mostly in the East Village and the Meatpacking District. The Langos Truck specializes in the traditional dish of the same name, which consists of fried dough topped with sour cream, grated cheese, garlic water and chives. Bedford + Bowery reports that this truck also offers variations with bacon or tzatziki, as well as dessert langos with toppings like chocolate pudding. Status: Certified Open. Location via Twitter.

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5) East Village: Bibi Wine Bar is now open on East 4th Street, reports EV Grieve. The bar, from the owners of 8th Street Winecellars, has snacks as well as wines, and offers $20 bottles and $6 glasses during happy hour, which lasts from 4 to 7 p.m. every day. Status: Certified Open. 211 E. 4th St., 212-260-9463.

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6) Tribeca: By Suzette, a new creperie that actually originated in France, opened recently. It serves sweet and savory crepes, the latter made with buckwheat flour, with fillings like ham, cheese, and egg, bolognese sauce, salted caramel, or nutella. According to a press release, the owners hope to become "the McDonald's of authentic, Brittany-style crepes." Status: Certified Open. 78 Chambers St., 212-321 2626.

7) Lower East Side: The team behind Brooklyn taco spot Cochinita has opened Cochinita Dos on Canal Street. The restaurant serves the same California-Mexican food as the original, with a menu of burritos, tacos, and plates filled with chorizo, cochinita-style pork, and Baja-style fish. There's also horchata and aquas frescas, and the (limited) seating is all at communal tables. The restaurant also offers delivery. Status: Certified Open. 49 Canal St., 212-226-8226.

8) Chelsea: Chelsea Market has a new takeout spot called Mŏkbar. The restaurant serves Korean ramen topped with things like braised pork, spicy tofu, and seasonal kimchis that range from cucumber to kale. Gothamist reports that there are also kimchi and cheese-topped disco fries, and that at night it offers sit-down service plus beer and soju. Status: Certified Open. 75 9th Ave., 646-964-5963.

9) Midtown: A new outpost of Café Grumpy has opened in Grand Central Terminal, in the space that used to hold a Starbucks. The cafe successfully beat out other coffee purveyors vying for the space, and serves the same selection of espresso drinks and pastries as the other Grumpy outposts. Status: Certified Open. 89 E 42nd St., Lexington Passage.

10) Chelsea: Patrick
 Pravda, the couple behind Stinky Bklyn, Smith & Vine, and JakeWalk, have opened a massive new wine shop with an outpost of Stinky Bklyn next door. Back Label Wine Merchants has a bar which will host classes and tastings, while the cheese shop has a counter offering coffee, Dough doughnuts, snacks and sandwiches, plus beer, kombucha, and soda taps for filling growlers. Status: Certified Open. 107 and 111 W 20th St., 212-229-9463.


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