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Mess Hall Craft Beer and Bourbon Bar, Pizza Party, and More Open

The Morbid Anatomy Museum gets a cafe.


Harlem: The trio behind Double Dutch cafe just opened Mess Hall, a craft beer and bourbon bar, right next door. The space is decked out with some taxidermy and the bar is offering bourbon flights and small bites. Status: Certified open. 2194 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, 646-692-3098.

Bushwick: The owners of Boobie Trap have expanded with Pizza Party, which opened last week. While there are no boobies on display here, the carnivalesque atmosphere of the bar made its way over here. The booths are leopard print, there are action figures about, Magic 8 Balls on the tables and a Super Marios Bros. mural, reports DNAinfo. The pizza is being baked in a coal oven that was built into the structure in 1907 and was most recently used by Verde Coal Oven Pizza. Status: Certified open. 254 Irving Avenue.

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Upper West Side: Say Cheese grilled cheese shop has grown up and is now open as Amused. The grilled cheese is still around, and so is ramen carbonara served in an instant ramen bowl and a "party starter" cocktail in a faux medicine bottle. Expect pop-ups to come to the space soon for dinners dedicated to "childhood memories," says a release. Status: Certified open. 142 West 83rd Street, 212-799-0080.

Gowanus: Carroll Gardens record and coffee shop Black Gold has opened a satellite location in the Morbid Anatomy Museum, reports Pardon Me For Asking. There's pour over coffee from Rook Roasters and espresso drinks made with Brooklyn roaster Variety Coffee. Sweets come from Ovenly and the Good Batch. Oh, and just like at the original, there are records for sale here, too. Status: Certified open. 424-A 3rd Avenue.

East Village: Taqueria Lower East Side, which was kicked out of its home by the massive condo project coming to East Houston and Orchard Street, has reopened just a few blocks to the north, reports EV Grieve. Status: Certified open.79 St. Mark's Place, 646-964-5614.

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Soho: Black Tap is focusing on burgers like a steak au poivre burger with blue cheese and peppercorn sauce, "the spicy Mexican," made with chorizo, jack cheese, and pickled jalapenos. There are also Nutella and dulce de leche milkshakes and 40 beers. Status: Certified open. 529 Broome Street.

Upper West Side: Ronda has relaunched as Ella Kitchen & Bar. The restaurant is focusing on small plates like duck fat patatas bravas, sliders, calamari, and lamb skewers. Status: Certified open. 249 Columbus Avenue, 212-579-9929.

Lower East Side: Sebastian LC, which shuttered in December, has reopened with a more American-focused menu and a new name: Farmhouse Restaurant. Expect pot pie, kale caesar salad, and meatloaf, notes Bowery Boogie. Status: Certified open. 81 Ludlow Street.

Astoria: Popular pizza chain Artichoke Basille's opened its fifth NYC location in the old Frankie's Pizza space, notes DNAinfo. Status: Certified open. 22-56 31st Street.

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Bushwick: Maite will change its farm-to-table menu weekly, but expect Colombia, Spanish, and Italian dishes like Brussels sprouts with anchovy, pear, ginger, walnut, and pecorino, says DNAinfo. Two freshly made pasta dishes will always be on the menu. Status: Certified open. 159 Central Avenue, 718-366-3090.