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Le Garage, Llama Inn, Service Station, and More Open

French food in Bushwick and Jewish soul food take-out are new options.

French restaurant Le Garage in Bushwick
French restaurant Le Garage in Bushwick
Le Garage

1) Bushwick: Mother-daughter team Catherine and Rachel Allswang debuted French restaurant Le Garage over the weekend, with food inspired by the mother Catherine's time in restaurants in Paris and San Francisco and a set-up from the daughter Rachel's time as an interior designer. The menu includes a butternut squash and ricotta ravioli, potatoes stuffed with snails, and a roast chicken for two. It is open for dinner. Status: Certified Open; 159B Central Ave., Brooklyn, 347-295-1700

2) Williamsburg: Former Eleven Madison Park sous chef Erik Ramirez debuted Llama Inn last Wednesday, a Peruvian restaurant with small plates. Items include chicken thighs and beef hearts on skewers, duck sausage with farro and butternut squash, and fluke ceviche. Status: Certified Open; 50 Withers St., Brooklyn, 718-387-3434

3) Lower East Side: Jewish soul food spot Kitty's Canteen opened a takeaway shop on Friday called Kitty's a-Go-Go, a more casual version of the restaurant. Kitty's Canteen signatures like a matzo meal fried chicken and a biscuit-bagel hybrid called a "bisgel" will are available at a-Go-Go, as well as new menu items like a pastrami reuben and hand pies. Status: Certified Open; 11 Stanton St., 212-477-7047

4) Upper East Side: Service Station, housed in a former Mobil Gas station, opened on Saturday serving both Neapolitan and fried pizza. The consulting chef, Giulio Adriani, is affiliated with the Neapolitan Express pizza chain, but Service Station also offers other dinner entrees like gnocchi and rib eye. Status: Certified Open; 500 East 62nd St., 212-751-7860

5) Flatiron: Japanese conveyer belt sushi chain Sushiro has debuted its first New York location. The more than 30-year-old company also serves ramen, grain bowls, and tea. Status: Certified Open; 323 Park Ave. South

6) Long Island City: Bierocracy, a huge European-style beer hall, opened in Queens last week. The spot serves tons of beer, and shareable dishes with a central European focus, such as soft pretzels, bratwurst, kielbasa, and schnitzel. Status: Certified Open; 12-23 Jackson Ave., Queens, 718-361-9333

Golden Years

Golden Years in Williamsburg

7) Williamsburg: New restaurant and bar Golden Years opened recently with a "farm to fryer food" menu, including fish and chips, tacos, and kale sprouts. Owner Chul Kim also plays a role in North Brooklyn Korean BBQ spots Dokebi and Little Dokebi. The bar focuses on late night eats and is open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Sundays. Status: Certified Open; 221 North 4th St., Brooklyn, 718-302-5100

8) Park Slope: Irish pub Paddy's of Park Slope opened its doors in the former space of metal bar Lucky 13 over the weekend. The bar, which offers pizza and beer deals, initially faced opposition from locals but ultimately received approval after agreeing to close at 2 a.m. on weeknights. Status: Certified Open; 273 13th St., Brooklyn, 718-369-0831.

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