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The Cynical Schnauzer, Le Coq Rico, Fred's at Barney's, and More Open

Plus: a hybrid cafe-barbershop

[Ludlow Coffee Supply]
[Ludlow Coffee Supply]
Patty Diez

1) Lower East Side: Sweet Chick's John Seymour opened Ludlow Coffee Supply with Kyle Martin this week, next door to the LES location of his fried chicken restaurant. The coffee shop serves options like baked eggs, avocado toast, and a kale salad with apples and pecorino. At the back is Ludlow Barber Supply, the team's barbershop concept. Status: Certified Open; 176 Ludlow Street, 212-777-7465

2) Clinton Hill: Farm-to-table vegetable-driven restaurant The Cynical Schnauzer comes from owner Przemek Adolf and chef Gus Ulrich. Options on the dinner menu include skirt steak salad with cured egg yolks; black bean tartare with quail eggs; and "carrot carbonara" with pancetta and pecorino. Craft cocktails designed Caitlin Adelle Cooper start at $12. Status: Certified Open; 884 Fulton Street, 718-789-1868

[The Cynical Schnauzer]

[The Cynical Schnauzer]

3) Chelsea: The second outpost of Fred's at Barney's at the department store's new downtown flagship is now open. For the Chelsea location, currently serving lunch and weekend brunch only, Fred's managing director Mark Strausman partnered with chef Jennifer Wasnesky. Menu highlights include rigatoni with brisket ragu, sautéed octopus and cuttlefish, and a New York steak wedge salad. Status: Certified Open; 101 7th Ave., 646-264-6400

4) Soho: Italian-born chef Riccardo Zebro and his three Piedmontese partners opened San Carlo Osteria Piemonte last week on Thompson Street in Soho. The 50-seat restaurant is the team's tribute to the food, wine, and culture of Northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Options on the menu include polenta with baby octopus; scallops with sunchokes and guanciale; risotto with Castelmango cheese and hazelnuts; and braised beef cheek. Status: Certified Open; 90 Thompson Street, 212-625-1212

5) Bowery: Last week, Whole Foods Market opened Bon Mi inside its Bowery location. The Vietnamese inspired fast-casual restaurant will feature non-traditional bánh mì sandwiches, rice bowls, and noodle bowls. Status: Certified Open; 95 E Houston Street, 212-420-1320

6) Gramercy: Michelin-starred chef Antoine Westermann is opening his first New York City restaurant. Le Coq Rico is a bistro paying tribute to domestic poultry, raised responsibly. The menu features a "whole bird" section offering brune landaise, cornish, Catskill guinea fowl, and duck rohan. The foie and terrine portion of the menu includes options like chicken terrine, duck rillette, and poppy seed-crusted foie gras. Le Coq Rico serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Status: Certified Open; 30 East 20 Street, 212-267-7426

7) Jamaica: As of Tuesday, Downtown Jamaica has it's first Starbucks. This is one of the first locations to open as part of the company's new 100,000 Opportunities Initiative. Status: Certified Open; 89-02 Sutphin Blvd.

8) FlatbushPrime Hospitality Group — the team behind many of New York's kosher restaurants — is opening Prime Chef Club Room today in Flatbush. The kosher restaurant will offer tasting menus twice a week on Thursday and Sunday, as well as cooking classes and private events. Seating for the tasting dinners is limited to 20 guests per night and costs $75 per person. Status: Certified Open; 1202 Avenue J, 718-521-6141

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