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Vital info on 8 new restaurants

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The coffee bar at Hearts
Hearts

1) East Village: The Kati Roll Company opened its fourth Manhattan location this week. The new shop occupies the space that previously housed beloved greasy spoon Stage Restaurant. The mini chain is serving Kolkata-inspired street food including a pulled goat meat roll, a chicken tikka roll, and a chana masala roll. The team is also serving a variety of lassi flavors including orange blossom and saffron pistachio. The new opening is part of a larger expansion plan to open 40 locations by 2020. Status: Certified Open; 128 Second Avenue, 646-398-7710

Photo via The Kati Roll Company

2) Park Slope: Coffee is now being slowly poured at the Park Slope outpost of Blue Bottle Coffee. This is the eighth location for the popular California-based coffee roaster and retailer, which was originally supposed to open spring 2015. Blue Bottle Park Slope is open every day from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 203 Seventh Avenue

3) Carroll Gardens: F.o.b., a Filipino barbecue restaurant from a Daniel alum, is now open on Smith Street. Armando Litiatco worked at Daniel before becoming executive chef at Shokudo in Miami where he worked alongside his partner in F.o.b., Ahmet Kiranbay. While Litiatco is serving dishes like grilled duck breast with lemongrass, spare ribs, and fish grilled in banana leaf, Kiranbay is overseeing the front of house. The dining room seats 30 and offers views of an open kitchen. Status: Certified Open; 271 Smith Street, 718-852-8994

4) Bushwick: Fiances Carlos Larkin and Kim Ross are the owners of Hearts, a new coffeeshop on the border of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy. Hearts is serving Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee and pastries from Colson Patisserie in Park Slope. The all-white space has a few bar stools. Status: Certified; 1207 Broadway

5) Prospect Heights: The owner of coffeeshop Hungry Ghost now has a restaurant and cocktail bar called Sweet Polly, down the street from the Flatbush Avenue location of Hungry Ghost. The team took over a former flower shop and is serving dishes like scallop ceviche, peekytoe crab with papaya, and a Brussels sprout salad. A cheese section of the menu includes a raw cow's milk cheese from Virginia, and a pasteurized cow's milk cheese from Burgundy. Status: Certified Open; 71 Sixth Avenue

Photo via Sweet Polly

6) Flatiron: The duo behind Atwood Kitchen & Bar Room opened its second project this week called Shay & Ivy. The sprawling, 127-seat restaurant, which is adjacent to the new boutique hotel Hotel Henri, is covered in ivy and hanging plants. Executive chef Brad Warner is serving dishes like paparadelle with mushrooms, duck spring rolls, a pork chop for two, and salmon crudo. Status: Certified Open; 39 West 24 Street, 646-666-8635

7) Williamsburg: Philly-inspired roast pork shop Fedoroff’s Roast Pork opened a brick and mortar location earlier this month, according to Gothamist. Husband and wife Dave and Stella Fedoroff were previously selling their sandwiches at local street fairs as well as Smorgasburg. The small shop has no seating (only counter space) and is cranking out roast pork sandwiches, a classic cheesesteak, and an Italian hoagie that comes with provolone, prosciutto, and soppressata. They’ve got Goodfellas playing on loop, too. Status: Certified Open; 178 North 10 Street

8) Financial District: 11 Hanover Greek is the name of a brand new restaurant at downtown’s public park Hanover Square. Options include shrimp loukoumades, moussaka, and a large selection of grilled seafood. Status: Certified Open; 11 Hanover, 212-785-4000

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