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Essential info on 7 new restaurants around NYC

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1) Cobble Hill: Sunken Hundred is New York’s newest Welsh restaurant, one of less than five in the City. Its owner is Illtyd Barrett, a Welsh artist who opened the restaurant with his brother Dominic. In the kitchen is Tom Coughlnan (Txikito, La Vara, Seamtress), who has been working on receipes from Illtyd and Dominic’s mother to create a traditional Welsh menu. Options under mains include hake with laver (seaweed), and steamed mussels served with pork belly and lemon zest. Status: Certified Open; 276 Smith Street, 718-722-1069

2) Midtown: Today is the grand opening of Pressed Juicery’s seventh New York location, this one just south of the Chrysler Building. The mini chain’s cold-pressed juices will all be available including five different green juices, a Brazil nut juice with dates, and cold-brewed coffee. Seasonal options like watermelon with tart cherry are also available. Status: Certified Open; 369 Lexington Avenue, 212-922-0208

3) Financial District: Popular Mexican taco chain Choza Taqueria is now up and running inside the newly opened World Trade Center Mall. Here, menu options include tacos, tortas, burritos, and rice bowls. Choza is located on World Trade Center Mall’s balcony level. Status: Certified Open; 4 World Trade Center, 212-964-3280

4) Chelsea: New York sushi bar Haru opened its sixth Manhattan location earlier this month. The new restaurant on Eighth Avenue is serving popular Haru items like chicken katsu, sashimi ceviche, crispy duck with scallion pancakes, and a slew of specialty rolls. One of Haru’s more crazy rolls is the Shogatsu which comes with tuna, salmon, albacore tuna-wrapped spicy snow crab, and asparagus. The roll is topped with cilantro, mango, strawberry, tobiko, and wasabi tobiko sauce. Status: Certified Open; 176 Eighth Avenue, 212-739-9740

5) East Village: NY Grill & Deli is now open in the Avenue A space that was home to Poppy’s Gourmet Corner earlier this year. Sandwiches, burgers, and wraps are available, as well as a salad and juice bar. Status: Certified Open; 191 Avenue A

6) Hell’s Kitchen: Nationwide Chinese food chain Panda Express opened its third Manhattan location today. The new location, like all others, will serve Panda’s wok-tossed American Chinese options like orange chicken, "sweetfire" chicken breast, honey walnut shrimp, and Shanghai angus steak. Status: Certified Open; 663 Ninth Avenue

7) Sunnyside: A chicken restaurant with locations is Flushing and New Jersey is now open in Sunnyside, Queens. Pelicana Chicken is Korean fried chicken chain serving its bird with flavors like sweet chili, garlic soy, barbecue, white cheddar, and scallion. Non-chicken options include fries, onion rings, dumplings, and a frozen mango beer. Status: Certified Open; 47-08 Greenpoint Avenue

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