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Greek Yogurt Spot Maza Debuts in the West Village; Death Ave. Brews Its Own Beer

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Plus, many more openings all over NYC.

Kat Odell

West Village: Greek-inspired Maza Espresso Bar opened last Wednesday offering 21 different yogurt bowls. Some are topped with sweets like rose jam, toasted almonds, and quince, while a handful of others use savory toppings like prosciutto with melon, peaches, pepper, olive oil and fleur de sel. Status: Certified open. 30 Carmine Street, 212-580-2303.

Cafe Clover

Courtesy of Cafe Clover

West Village: Health-focused Cafe Clover is opening today. David Standridge, who formerly worked at Market Table and L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, is serving dishes like quinoa tagliatelle, beet greens, maitake, and sunflower kernels, cauliflower steak, and almond milk panna cotta with rose syrup. Status: Certified open. 10 Downing Street, 212-675-4350.

Death Ave

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Chelsea: The uncomfortably named Death Ave is brewing its own beer and roasting its own coffee in two adjoining old tenement storefronts. The menu at the restaurant is Greek and divided into sections called "the head," the heart," and "the tail." Next door is a caféneio, or a to-go shop, with breakfast pastries, soups, and sandwiches, plus coffee. Status: Certified open. 315 and 317 10th Avenue, 212-695-8080.

la masserie dei vini

Courtesy of La Masseria dei Vini

Hells Kitchen: Italian restaurant La Masseria, has soft-opened its third location. The new restaurant is called Masseria Dei Vini and focuses on Italian-produced wines. Dishes range from shrimp carpaccio to agnolotti stuffed with veal in a wild mushroom sauce.The official opening will come some time later this week. Status: Soft open. 887 9th Avenue, 212-315-2888.

Turtle Bay: Fast casual Mexican/Texas mashup spot Tres Carnes opened its fourth location today. The same mural at the other locations graces the wall here. To eat, there are burritos and tacos filled with a rotating selection of smoked meats, including pork belly, smoked and braised beef cheeks, and chorizo and antelope, plus "El Tres" bowls with the same meats over rice or beans. Status: Certified open. 817 Second Avenue, 212-201-0715.



Flatiron: The menu at newcomer Darrow's Farm Fresh Takeout is a combined effort of David Kupperberg (Pure Food & Wine), Taylor Thorne (Eleven Madison Park) and an in-house nutritionist. For breakfast there's chia pudding, a seasonal frittata, and peppers with polenta squares. Lunch and dinner options include several sandwiches and a quinoa, amaranth, and black bean burger. Status: Certified open. 115 East 18th Street, 212-321-0997.

Bryant Park: Maison Kayser's bakery and take-away shop has expanded into the large space next door, that formerly housed LT Burger. There's now a full-service restaurant that's open from breakfast through early dinner hours, and serves brunch on the weekends. Expect sandwiches, salads, and a few larger French plates. Status: Certified open. 8 West 40th Street, 212-354-2300.

Midtown: Hunt & Fish Club is now serving oxtail and bone marrow French onion soup, a salad of frisee and elk sausage, and cavatelli with wild boar ragu. The two story restaurant is decked out in marble and the second floor has an arched skylight and a green wall. Status: Certified open. 125 West 44th Street, 212-575-4949.

hook and Cleaver

Courtesy of Hook & Cleaver

Greenpoint: Hook & Cleaver opened last week serving oysters, fried chicken skin with gravy on the side, several traditional steak cuts and sides, and a French dip sandwich. Status: Certified open. 68 Greenpoint Avenue, 718-974-1283.

East Village: Sweet Generation, a bakery that plans to donate a portion of its profits to organizations that promote arts education, just opened, reports EV Grieve. In addition to Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee, there are traditional American baked goods like cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, and brownies. Status: Certified open. 130 First Avenue, 646-801-6480.

Tribeca: After 21 years in its original location, Cafe Bari has reopened a few blocks south, reports the Tribeca Citizen. The team has switched from a full service restaurant to a cafe and juice bar with just a handful of stools. There are sandwiches, salads, and La Colombe coffee to go. Status: Certified open. 416A Broadway, 212-431-4350.

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