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Win Son, Schilling, Sea Wolf, Karasu, Beach Bistro 96, and More Open

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Plus: more poké bowls

Schilling
Schilling
Schilling

1) Financial District: Hot off the opening of Freud, chef Eduard Frauneder recently opened his latest project: Schilling. The FiDi restaurant offers Frauneder's take on Austrian fare, with a Mediterranean touch. Menu highlights from the chef include hamachi crudo, wienerschnitzel, and braised lamb shoulder with Israeli couscous. Right now, the menu also has black pepper tagliatelle with garbanzos and mushrooms. The team at Frauneder's cocktail bar The Third Man helped create special cocktails for Schilling. Status: Certified Open; 109 Washington Street; 212-406-1200

2) East Williamsburg: Friends Josh Ku and Trigg Brown were inspired to open Win Son after their weekly dinner outings, mostly for Taiwanese food. Brown (Upland, Crafted Hospitality) is serving Taiwanese-American dishes like fried chicken leg with fermented tofu sauce on a pineapple bun; sesame-peanut noodles; and lamb with egg noodles. Dessert choices include fried mantou with vanilla ice cream, and almond yulu with taro and red beans. Special cocktails — like the Taipei Sour with chili-infused whiskey, egg white, lemon, and lime — are priced between $10 and $12. Status: Certified Open; 159 Graham Avenue

3) Gowanus: Salty Rise and Ribdiculous Bar-B-Krewe are two barbecue teams who joined forces to create Pig Beach, a 150-seat seasonal restaurant. Standouts on the menu at Pig Beach include baby back ribs; rosemary and garlic-rubbed tri tip; slow cooked turkey; and a burger made of short rib and brisket, topped with cheese on a potato bun. Pig Beach plans to launch a summer guest pitmaster series, inviting pitmasters from across the country to work the smoker. Status: Certified Open; 480 Union Street

Photo via Pig Beach

Photo via Pig Beach

4) Bushwick: Just a few months after Mother's Ruin offshoot Lorenzo's quietly closed, Sea Wolf has taken over the space on Wyckoff Avenue. It comes from the team behind Brooklyn restaurants Lodge and Urban Rustic, and will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Items on the seafood-heavy menu include ceviches, a lobster corndog, a grilled mahi-mahi club, and a mushroom-quinoa burger. Status: Certified Open; 19 Wyckoff Avenue, 718-366-3272

5) Fort Greene: Shuko alum Yael Peet is the chef behind Karasu, a Japanese restaurant tucked inside Walter's restaurant in Fort Greene. Guests have to walk through Walter's to get to the space. Menu options include oysters and clams with ponzu sauce; tagliatelle with sea urchin and smoky butter; and duck wings with spicy sesame. Famed Major Food Group bartender Thomas Waugh is Karasu's head drink-maker. He's serving cocktails like One Flight Up with white rum, green tea, lime, and shiso.Status: Certified Open; 166 DeKalb Avenue, 347-223-4811

6) Flatbush: Don Patron is a brand new Mexican restaurant on Church Avenue between Westminster and Argyle Road. The menu lists options like tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, tamales, quesadillas, sopes, tostadas, and tortas. Ditmas Park Corner notes that the restaurant does not yet have a liquor license. Status: Certified Open

7) Rockaway Park: A husband and wife duo recently opened Beach Bistro 96 on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The restaurant serves tradition Brazilian food like picanha (sirloin), pasteis (stuffed pastry), and feijoada completa - Brazil's national dish of black beans with pork and collard greens. Beach Bistro 96 also serves a variety of juices. Status: Certified Open; 95-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, 718-474-6000

8) East VillageGuaco Taco is now open on 2nd Avenue. Chalkboards outside the restaurant list tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, and breakfast burritos all priced under $8.00. The breakfast burrito is stuffed with eggs, cheese, pico de gallo, and potatoes, and it's served all day. Status: Certified Open

9) Chinatown: The poké bowl trend lands in Chinatown with the arrival of Chikarashi from Neta chef Michael Jong Lim. At Chikarashi, Lim is blending the Hawaiian staple with Japanese chirashi bowls and Chinese and Korean flavors. Bowl options include wasabi mayo tuna, wasabi ponzu salmon, and sichuan/sansho chili salmon. All bowls start at $13. Status: Soft Open; 227 Canal Street, 646-649-5965

10) Hudson Square: Cadillac's new space on Hudson Street features an interactive art gallery, a boutique selling up-and-coming designers, and a coffee shop. New York favorite Joe Coffee will take over the cafe. Status: Certified Open; 330 Hudson Street

11) Chelsea: Gotham West Market's Indie Fresh is now open in Chelsea Market. The menu was created by chef Akhtar Nawab (Choza, Gramercy Tavern) along with a team of nutritionists. Indie Fresh serves gluten-free/dairy-free options like a lamb and beet salad; a wild bison burger; and a salmon salad. Smoothies, juices, and broths are also available. Status: Certified Open; Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue

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