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Little Chair, Dinghy, Screamer’s Pizza, Octavia’s, Ethyl’s, and More Open

Vital information on nine restaurants that recently opened around New York City

Ethyl's
Ethyl's

1) Upper East Side: Chef Paul Gerard (Belle Reve, Exchange Alley) opened Ethyl’s Alcohol and Food last month. Food options include chicken wings, crispy calamari, fish tacos, Mexican meatballs, and nachos. Of note: The burger at Ethyl’s is $5. The restaurant also serves brunch on weekends with options like a breakfast burrito, veggie omelet, and French toast. The space also hosts events like comedy nights and go-go dancing. Status: Certified Open; 1629 Second Avenue

2) Bed-Stuy: Ori Apple, the owner of Timna in the East Village, recently opened a new Mediterranean restaurant on Franklin Avenue called Dinghy. Menu items include hummus, chicken shawarma, fried calamari, and shakshuka. All dishes range between $3 and $14. Status: Certified Open; 504 Franklin Avenue, 347-365-7977

3) Two Bridges: The team behind Division Street restaurants Forgtmenot and Kiki’s recently opened Little Chair, a small cafe on Monroe Street. It serves La Colombe coffee alongside menu items like a turkey sub, prosciutto hero, and caprese bagel. Everything on the menu is less than $10. Status: Certified Open; 47 Monroe Street

4) Lower East Side: Rivington Street cafe Black Cat has just re-opened this week with new management and a new menu. Currently, the cafe is open with limited hours — it closes at 2:00 p.m. daily. Status: Certified Open; 172 Rivington Street

5) Bed-Stuy: Bohaus is a new coffeeshop that doubles as a florist. The owners spent time at third wave coffee shops like Third Rail, Stumptown, Intelligentsia, and Kobrick before striking out on their own. Status: Certified Open; 406 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, 720-275-9932

Photo via Bohaus

Photo via Bohaus

6) Tribeca: After spending two years working at the company’s corporate office, a recent college grad has opened his own location of Kung Fu Tea. The eighth Manhattan outpost of Kung Fu is like all others, offering a variety of bubble teas, iced teas, and coffee. The menu also offers Hong Kong-style eggettes, which are waffles with toppings like ice cream, mango, and condensed milk. Status: Certified Open; 315 Greenwich Street, 917-472-7790

7) Greenpoint: On Monday, the space that was previously home to Champs Jr. on Manhattan Avenue reopened at Screamer's Pizzeria, an all-vegan pizza restaurant. The restaurant will serve vegan versions of classic red and white pizzas including one topped with broccoli rabe, caramelized onions, and almond ricotta. The namesake pizza comes with garlic oil, vegan cheese, cremini & oyster mushrooms, and almond parmesan. Status: Certified Open; 620 Manhattan Avenue

8) Bed-Stuy: Malcolm X Boulevard is now home to a seasonal restaurant and wine bar called Octavia’s. Dishes on the menu at Octavia’s include charred chicken, pan-seared salmon, slow-cooked pork ribs, and a vegan burger. Natural wines and a selection of beers and ciders are also available. The team has plans to open an outdoor patio in July. Status: Soft Open (grand opening Thursday); 216 Malcolm X Boulevard

9) Ditmas Park: Guacamaya is a new Venezuelan restaurant across from The Farm on Adderley in Ditmas Park. The tiny restaurant offers a variety of arepas with fillings including avocado, chicken, cheese, and beef. Appetizer options include empanadas, mini cheese arepas, and tequeños. Status: Certified Open; 1017 Cortelyou Road, 347-715-6471

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