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La Contrada, Union Fare, Super Power, Bodega Pizza, Bing Kitchen, and More Open

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Vital information about eight new restaurants that just opened around NYC

Union Fare
Union Fare

1) Union Square: Union Fare, a new food hall, is now open in the space that previously housed the Barnes & Noble flagship. The sit-down restaurant at Union Fare has a menu from chef Yvan Lemoine that includes lamb garganelli, mussels and grits, baked razor clams, and Maine lobster fettuccine. The 25,000-square foot space also offers a market section with a bakery, a wine bar, a raw bar, a charcuterie station, and a poké stand. Status: Certified Open; 6 East 18th Street, 212-633-6003

2) Crown Heights: Super Power is now open on Nostrand Avenue after two weeks of a soft-opening phase. The Tiki-themed bar is serving dollar oysters, banh mi hot dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches. The cocktail menu includes a slew of tropical drinks like the Slow Reveal which comes with rum, amaro, cashew orgeat, and lime juice. The Great White is the team's frozen tiki version of a White Russian, made with rum, amaro, coconut cream, and coffee. Status: Certified Open; 722 Nostrand Avenue, 718-484-0020

3) Clinton Hill: The team behind SF Mission-style Mexican kitchen B’klyn Burro opened its first permanent brick and mortar restaurant on Fulton Street. Before last weekend, B’klyn Burro was operating out of pop-ups, and delivering from other kitchens. Options on the menu include the namesake​ B’klyn Burro burrito (choice of meat, rice, beans, salsa​​​​​​​​​​), tacos, and a Monterey jack cheese quesadilla. Protein options include carne asada, al pastor, carnitas, mixed veggies, and chicken. Status: Certified Open; 922 Fulton Street

4) East Village: The ever-changing space on the corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue is once again open under a new name. La Contrada is an Italian-American restaurant that has taken over the former Contrada and Calliope space (the signage for Contrada is still up). Pasta options include fettuccine bolognese, four cheese gnocchi, and spaghetti with clams. La Contrada is also overing delivery and take-out. Status: Certified Open; 67 Second Avenue, 212-658-1948

5) Washington Heights: A bodega-themed pizza restaurant opened late last month in the former APT78 location. Owner Jose Morales is serving wood-fired pizzas like the Paul Revere with tomato, mozzarella, and sweet sausage; the Love Supreme with ham, mushrooms, black truffle oil, and ricotta; and the Summer of 86 with broccoli rabe, spicy sausage, and mozzarella. Bodega Pizza’s beer lineup includes Bronx Brew, Bodega Brew, and Golden Monkey. Status: Certified Open; 4455 Broadway

6) Park Slope: Juice Press opened a Seventh Avenue location last month. Taking over the space that was previously home to a Yogurtland, the Juice Press is offering a menu similar to all other locations with shakes, milks, teas, shots, and raw meals. This is the 43rd location for the juice chain. Status: Certified Open; 207 Seventh Avenue

7) Lower East Side: Clio Goodman, the operator of shuttered sweets shop Puddin' by Clio, has opened Bing Kitchen on Orchard Street with Chef Aaron Gallentine. The new restaurant specializes in riffs on Chinese street food, such as the Beijing Burrito which is like a classic jian bing (breakfast crepes) with lettuce, scallions, cilantro, egg, and crispy crackers. The menu also offers tiger salad, peanut salad, and fried chicken. Status: Certified Open; 71 Orchard Street, 212-226-2710

8) Upper East Side: Kip’s Bay Japanese restaurant Momokawa now has an outpost between 76th and 77th Streets. Chef Mie Okuda is serving a menu very similar to the original, plus a few additions including a sushi bar from chef Yutaka Murai. Options on the soup/noodles section include duck ramen, clam ramen, chicken udon, and beef nabe. Momokawa UES serves lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday. Status: Certified Open; 1466 First Avenue, 212-256-0403

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