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Thai Rolled Ice Cream, an Italian Staten Island Favorite, and More Debut

Vital info on 7 new restaurants

King now open in Soho
King

1) Soho: King, the seasonal restaurant from three Londoners, is now open on King Street and Sixth Avenue. Clare de Boer, Annie Shi, and Jess Shadbolt met while working in the industry at London restaurants like River Cafe and The Clove Club. The trio is focusing on inspiration from their travels to Southern France and Italy, serving dishes like a Provencal fish stew with lobster, clams, and fluke; Sasso chicken with lentils; and grilled hanger steak with red and yellow peppers. Dessert options include a chocolate tart; a fig, almond, and brown butter tart; and a concord grape granita with Prosecco. Currently, the restaurant is closed Sundays but plans to launch Sunday lunch soon. Status: Certified Open; 18 King Street, 917-825-1618

Photo via King

2) East Village: Guac has officially taken over the Mercadito space on Avenue B. Here, the namesake item comes in 12 different varieties, including mango and cilantro, chorizo, smoked chipotle, bacon and tomato, and roasted sweet corn. Other menu options include shrimp tacos, quesadillas, and burritos. Cocktails are $10 and include a frozen daiquiri, mango margaritas, and a mojito. Status: Certified Open; 179 Avenue B, 212-254-4822

3) East Village: The original Mamoun’s location on St. Marks is now home to Chi Snack Shop, a shop specializes in Asian snacks and desserts. Mamoun’s moved to 30 St. Marks in May. Status: Certified Open; 22 St. Mark's Place

4) Dumbo: Aussie coffeeshop Bluestone Lane is now serving its organic coffee down under the Manhattan bridge overpass. The all-day food menu includes avocado toast, a banana waffle, and a grain bowl. Plus: An evening food menu is serving a cheese board, a charcuterie board, and sausage rolls. Bluestone’s first Brooklyn location is serving coffee-based cocktails like the Orange is the New Black, which comes with espresso, chocolate-orange ganache, Maker’s Mark, and milk. Status: Certified Open; 55 Prospect Street, 347-202-0352

Photo via Bluestone Lane

5) East Village: A new Thai rolled ice cream shop has opened in the East Village, this one dubbed Roll it Up. The space is nautical-themed and also serves Hong Kong egg waffles. Status: Certified Open; 65 East Seventh Street

6) Park Slope: Staten Island Italian restaurant Il Sogno Secondo now has a Brooklyn outpost in Park Slope. Pasta options on the menu include crab ravioli; gnocchi with asiago cheese and beats; and gnocchi with shrimp and pesto. The restaurant is serving lunch and dinner daily, plus brunch on the weekends. Status: Certified Open; 310 Fifth Avenue

7) East Village: 10Below Ice Cream, the rolled ice cream mini-chain that started in Chinatown, opened its fourth New York location on St. Marks Place. Status: Certified Open; 41 1/2 Street Marks Place


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