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Cherry Point, Don Muang Airport, 2nd City, and More Open

Plus: $5 gyros out of a window on the Upper East Side

Cherry Point
Cherry Point
Cherry Point

1) Greenpoint: Former Spotted Pig executive sous chef Julian Calcott opened Cherry Point last week with his partners, in a former Polish butcher shop. The 57-seat restaurant serves dishes like steak tartare with wild-mushroom puree; seared skate wing with peas, fava beans, and lamb bacon; and koji-rubbed steak au poivre. Cocktails are $12 and include the Soft Top Calais which has rum, cognac, Carpano Antica, Benedictine, Peychaud's and walnut bitters. Status: Certified Open; 664 Manhattan Avenue, 718-389-3828

2) Upper East Side: Gyro96 is now serving $5 gyros out of a window on 96th Street. The space is 85-square-feet, and sandwiched between two storefronts just off the 96th Street subway stop. Other menu options include a chicken gyro plate for $6, a falafel and hummus wrap for $8, and a Philly cheesesteak. Gryo96's co-owner Waled Haredy used to run Habibi's on 125th street before it became a food truck due to an increase in rent. Status: Certified Open; 141 East 96 Street, 212-470-1089

3) Hamilton Heights: Over the weekend, Hamilton's Bakery opened on Broadway and 146th street to a line out the door. The bakery and coffeeshop is serving coffee and tea from Toby's Estate, and baking its own breads, cookies, and more. There's also a homemade lemon cream cheese danish. Status: Certified Open; 3570 Broadway (at 146), 929-375-1145

4) Williamsburg: The team behind Baby's All Right has opened Don Muang Airport within the popular live-music venue. The menu celebrates flavors of Thailand with dishes like pulled pork with khao soi, chicken wings with galangal, and banana leaf-wrapped fish. The menu also includes a burger with mushroom duxelles. Plus: Don Muang offers a happy hour serving a $3 cocktail and $5 chicken sliders. Status: Certified Open; 146 Broadway, 718-599-5800

Photo via Don Muang Airport

5) West Village: Chef Jordan Andino, who used to work under chefs like Thomas Keller, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, has opened a Filipino taqueria called 2nd City. On the menu there is an "Adobo-rito," which is a soy braised chicken burrito with kimchi fried rice; a bowl with quinoa, mango, avocado, and calamansi; and fried pork belly buns. For dessert, 2nd City is serving ube ice cream, made from purple yams. Status: Certified Open; 525 Hudson Street, 917-639-3262

6) Meatpacking: Last week, The Standard High Line re-opened it's plaza on the ground floor for the season. With its reopening, the hotel welcomes Italian-born chef Nina Clemente. The menu includes margherita and mixed mushroom pies, plus a white pizza with taleggio, fontina, pecorino, and sweet gorgonzola. Antipasti options include a bass crudo, kale chips, and roasted romanesco. Status: Certified Open; 848 Washington Street, 212-645-4646

Photo via Standard Plaza

Photo via Standard Plaza

7) Nomad: New York-based hospitality company Aurify Brands opened the fourth location of The Little Beet last week just off 27th Street. The menu at the healthy fast-casual restaurant is the same as the ones at all the other locations. Options include a mushroom poké bowl, a chipotle chicken roll, and vegan chocolate chip cookies. Status: Certified Open; 1140 Broadway, 212-459-9601

8) Downtown Brooklyn: The Dazzler Brooklyn Hotel opened a beer garden recently on its second floor. Dazzler Beer Garden is a 3,200-square-foot indoor/outdoor space. Cocktails are all inspired by Brooklyn neighborhoods including, the Greenpoint with vodka, lime, and ginger beer; Sunset Park with tequila, triple sec, jalapeño and orange juice OJ; and Flatbush which has whiskey, lemon sour, bitters, and ginger ale. The beer garden is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 85 Flatbush Avenue, 718-329-9537

9) NoMad: PN Wood Fired Pizza is serving wood-fired pizzas next-door to the Nomad Hotel. PN offers eight different types of flour, including whole wheat, soft wheat, and stone ground. Guests get to pick the wheat before their pizzas are made, then they select between topping options like margherita, porcini, truffle, marinara, and salomino. Status: Certified Open; 2 W 28th Street, 646-964-4834

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