1) Lower East Side: Another Korean fried chicken spot, Seoul Chicken, joined the pack recently. Chaz Brown, who formerly was the chef at Fatty Crab is serving mostly wings, in seven different types of sauces, including Sriracha and honey, Szechuan peppercorn and sea salt, and habanero kimchi. The menu also includes small plates like pork riblets and kimchi fries. Status: Certified Open. 71 Clinton Street, 646-838-6066.
2) Red Hook: Kao Soy, the neighborhood's first Thai restaurant, opened this Labor Day weekend. Run by couple Carlos Padillo and Kanlaya Supancha, DNAinfo says, the restaurant offers usual fare such as pad thai and som tum, and more authentic dishes of Northern Thailand where Supacha is from, like the namesake kao soy, or "curry noodles." Status: Certified Open. 283 Van Brunt St., 718-875-1155.
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3) NoMad: The aptly named Belgian Beer Café NoMad opened last week. The menu boasts six different variations on moules frites, plus steak tartare bits with hand-cut beefs mixed with shallots, capers, and herbs as well as duck breast. Each menu item is listed with its beer pairing while the bottled brews are available at three separate temperatures: cellar, room and chilled. Status: Certified Open. 220 Fifth Avenue, 212-575-2337.
4) Sunnyside: There is a new spot for momo seekers with the opening of Tibetan Dumpling Café. Owner Tashi Chopel, reports Gothamist, makes the dough fresh daily and offers other traditional dishes such as cheley khatsa, beef tongue in a spicy sauce, and shaptak, thinly sliced beef with peppers and onions. Status: Certified Open. 49-08 Queens Boulevard, 347-507-1555.
5) Bedford-Stuyvesant: Edoardo Mantelli, owner of popular pizza spot Saraghina, opened a new place next door, called
6) Williamsburg: Owner of Soft Spot, Kate Buenaflor, recently opened another neighborhood bar, the edgier Kilo Bravo. The menu lists five types of grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as five types of pulled beef sandwiches that can be accompanied by domestic tap beer or wine, reports Fork in the Road. Status: Certified Open. 180 N. 10th Street, 347-987-4379.
7) East Village: Tony Quach is serving the LA's popular shaved cream dessert at Snowdays Shavery. The dessert offers a smoother, creamier texture than shaved iced that is still light, reports DNAinfo. Traditionally the dish is an Asian dessert served in flavors such as green tea and red been, but Snowdaysalso offers New York-inspired flavors such as cheesecake, and cookies and cream infused with blueberries. Other nontraditional flavors include sweet potato, corn muffin, and avocado. Status: Certified Open. 241 E. 10th St., (917) 402-6408.
8) Carroll Gardens: French and Belgian influenced café The Park Bench Café and Creperie opened last week. The menu includes sweet and savory crepes, gelato, and liege waffles as well as panini, says DNAinfo Status: Certified Open. 489 Court Street, 718-855-8110.
9) Park Slope: Teaus, a tea shop that first opened in Flushing this year, opened a new location in the space formerly occupied by The Chocolate Room. Teaus has received some attention over its insistence on serving its variety of teas, teas with fruit, tea smoothies, and milkshakes in glass bottles. The shop offers limited seating, Park Slope Stoop reports. Status: Certified Open. 86 Fifth Avenue, 917-705-1115.
10) Prospect Lefferts Gardens: A small coffee is now available for $1 thanks to the third iteration of Cinnamon Girl. The café offers a bunch of other, more expensive versions of coffee as well, along with bagels, croissants, and other baked goods. More food options, including freshly made coconut milk and some egg dishes, should be on the way, according to the Q at Parkside. Status: Certified Open. 583 Flatbush Avenue