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Mexicue Brings Brisket and Mezcal to Nomad; Loosie Rouge Has New Orleans Cocktails on Tap

11 restaurants that just opened in New York.


1) NOMAD — The popular Mexican food truck Mexicue recently opened its third and largest brick and mortar location to date. This is the second full-service restaurant for the chain, and offers a menu that ranges from burritos and tacos to plates like grilled shrimp and grits, or brisket pot roast with chipotle cheddar mashed potatoes. It has an outdoor patio, and a big bar with a long list of bourbons and tequilas, plus cocktails. Status: Certified open. 225 Fifth Avenue.

Loosie Rouge

Courtesy of Loosie Rouge

2) WILLIAMSBURG A new bar with New Orleans leanings called Loosie Rouge opened quietly at the beginning of the month in the old Fatty 'Cue space in Williamsburg. Drinks are variations on classics like a sazerac, a French 75, and a vieux carre, and most are served on tap. There's also a frozen plantain daiquiri, and a menu of bar snacks like blackened catfish lettuce wraps, frogs legs with ginger-jalapeno jelly, and a shrimp po' boy. Status: Certified open. 91 South 6th Street.

3) LOWER EAST SIDE — Insomnia Cookies opens its first LES outpost today in the former Snack Dragon Taco Shack space on Orchard Street, according to Bowery Boogie. Expect late night warm cookie delivery, just like with the other locations. Status: Certified open. 164 Orchard Street.

4) HARLEM — A new 46-seat sushi restaurant called Yuzu opens today, according to Harlem + Bespoke. Chef Tomoyuki Hayashi had stints at both Sushi Azabu in Tribeca and Matsuri in Chelsea and will bring his expertise to the preparation of traditional nigiri and sashimi at this new restaurant. Status: Certified open. 350 Lenox Avenue.


5) WILLIAMSBURG Pokito recently opened in another former Snack Dragon space in Williamsburg. The menu features a diverse mix of Latin American and Asian influences with dishes like yuca fries with gojuchang mayo, notes Gothamist. Status: Certified open. 155 South 4th Street.

6) SOHO — A new coffee spot called Yours Truly just opened in SoHo, according to Bowery Boogie. The tiny coffee house serves Intelligentsia coffee and cafe food like pastries, acai bowls, yogurt parfaits, sandwiches, and salads. Status: Certified open. 8 Spring Street.

7) PARK SLOPE — Papi's Grill, a popular Mexican bakery in Sunset Park, just opened a second outpost in Park Slope over the weekend. The menu includes Mexican staples like tacos, tortas, and tamales. Status: Certified open. 161 7th Avenue.

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8) GOWANUS — An already-mobbed all-pierogi restaurant called Baba's Pierogies just opened in Gowanus. The pierogies come in classic potato, bacon-and-cheese, and jalapeño varieties, reports Grub Street. Status: Certified open. 295 Third Avenue.

9) BED-STUY — Butch & CoCo Cafe is now serving brunch dishes like red velvet waffles and fried chicken and bagel sandwiches filled with eggs and sausage. Note that, for now, this restaurant is only open on the weekends, notes Brownstoner. Status: Certified open. 153 Howard Avenue.

10) ALPHABET CITY — Johnny Favorite's, the pizzeria attached to the H.P Lovecraft-themed bar, Lovecraft, opened late last week. Standard slices are on offer as well as calzones, rolls, and free ice cream for local school children, notes EV Grieve. Status: Certified open. 240 East Fourth Street.

11) EAST VILLAGE — SenYa, a new Japanese restaurant opened last week, reports EV Grieve. The restaurant used to operate as an Asian restaurant called Ginger until the owners sold the business for family reasons. Status: Certified open. 109 First Avenue.