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Bareburger Plans Burnside Biscuits in Astoria; Sugarfreak Working on Pie vs. Cake

Twelve new places to look out for.

Bareburger's Burnside Biscuits is taking over the old Athen's Cafe corner space.
Bareburger's Burnside Biscuits is taking over the old Athen's Cafe corner space.
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ASTORIA — Bareburger is planning a biscuit and fried chicken spot called Burnside Biscuits that will offer a "northern twist on a southern specialty." There will be biscuit sandwiches, fried chicken, wood-fired vegetables, and local beer and wine on tap. "Our vision is a buzzing patio and a porch-style waiting area where guests can start their night, end their night, or make it their whole night...our own Burnside Biscuits Block Party," says general manager Tommy Sardo. The restaurant should open next month in the old Athen's Cafe space. 32-07 30th Avenue. [DNAinfo]

SOUTH BRONX — Starting next month, Charlie's Bar and Kitchen will host a cafe in the mornings called CBK Perk. There will be coffee, juices, croissants, and berry hibiscus iced tea called Chuck Berry. 112 Lincoln Avenue. [DNAinfo]

RIDGEWOOD — In Starbucks' endless effort to blanket NYC, another outer borough outpost is planned along the Ridgewood-Bushwick border – a first for the neighborhood. 329 Wyckoff Avenue. [DNAinfo]

EAST VILLAGE — Park Slope's Latin vegan restaurant The V-Spot is planning an outpost in Manhattan. The original offers homemade seitan, gluten free options like quinoa curried kale, and soy milkshakes. Hiring is happening now, so an opening shouldn't be too far off. 12 Saint Mark's Place. [EV Grieve]

LOWER EAST SIDE — A sign is up at 112 Eldridge Street for Gen Ramen. There will be just eight tables for ramen slurping. [BB]

EAST VILLAGE — The former home of vegan Vietnamese favorite Lan Cafe will soon be taken over by the team behind nearby well-regarded sushi restaurant Kura. An application on file with the community board says that the owners are hoping to install an omakase-style spot here with eight counter seats and nine small tables. 342 East 6th Street. [EV Grieve]

ASTORIA — Cajun restaurant Sugarfreak is expanding with an more literally sugary spot called Pie vs. Cake, which should open sometime this summer. The menu shouldn't be hard to guess. 30-08 36th Street. [We Heart Astoria]

ASTORIA — An upscale Peruvian restaurant with a ceviche bar is moving into the space that used to house a Cold Stone Creamery. The restaurant, called Nasca, should open sometime next month. 34-20 Broadway. [We Heart Astoria]

ALPHABET CITY — Another location of Korean fried chicken spot Turntable Retro Bar & Restaurant, which is related to Flushing's Mad for Chicken, just came out from behind the plywood. There are pitchers of Jager bombs and of course chicken on the menu. 56 Avenue B. [EV Grieve]

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UPPER EAST SIDE — A bakery called Padoca is slated to open next month at 359 East 68th Street, serving a mix of American sweets and Brazilian baked goods. Expect a black and white brownie and Brazil's iconic cheese puffs called pao de queijo. [PLYWOOD]

EAST VILLAGE — The replacement for Sutra finally has a name: Bar Akuda. The sports bar is coming from the owners of Murray Hill's Mercury Bar and Tonic East, and should be open all day starting pretty soon. 16 1st Avenue. [EV Grieve]

MIDTOWN WEST — City Hall-area crepe spot By Suzette is bringing its sweet and savory crepes to a space near Penn Station. A deal was just made, so it likely won't be open for at least a little while. 494 Eighth Avenue. [PLYWOOD]