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February 27

Midtown: Pain D’Avignon — a French-style bakery that’s one of the city’s best — opened its first standalone cafe in NYC next door to the Moxy hotel in Midtown. Called Café D’Avignon, it serves pastries, sweets, sandwiches, quiches, and salads, while coffee is provided by Stumptown. Pain D’Avignon has a main bakery in Long Island City and supplies hundreds of cafes and restaurants in the tri-state area. It also operates small stalls inside Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side, in the Dekalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn, and in Midtown’s Plaza Food Hall. 485 Seventh Ave., at 36th Street

Bryant Park: Mexican burrito, bowl, and taco fast-casual chain Oxido opened a new location. 1450 Broadway, at West 41st Street

Upper West Side: Gluten-free and Kosher bakery Modern Bread and Bagel opened with deli food, pastries, and coffee drinks. 472 Columbus Ave., between 82nd and 83rd streets

Lower East Side: Seafood has arrived in Hell Square in the form of newly opened Chamusca, which features daily raw bar happy hour specials and a seafood tower for $50. 92 Rivington St., between Orchard and Ludlow streets

East Village: After a lengthy but temporary closure, Ravagh Persian Grill’s East Village location reopened with renovations. 125 First Ave., between Seventh Street and St. Mark’s Place

Greenwich Village: Greenwich Village cheese shop Murray’s Cheese opened a mac and cheese restaurant next door called Murray’s Mac & Cheese. 254 Bleecker St., near Leroy Street

Williamsburg: Nate Adler opened his new all-day neighborhood restaurant Gertie, although it’s still awaiting a liquor license before it rolls out dinner and alcohol. The casual restaurant offers rotisserie meats and veggies, sandwiches, pastries, and a fully in-house bread program. 357 Grand St., at Marcy Avenue

Nomad: Her Name is Han’s Korean hitmakers have opened another Korean concept in Nomad. On — styled o:n° — serves Korean-style hot pot, called jeongol. Communal style, raw ingredients are placed in a stew pot, broth is added, and then everything is boiled together. 110 Madison Ave., between 29th and 30th streets

Bed-Stuy: The Hart’s and Cervo’s team opened the Fly, a chicken bar serving a tight menu of rotisserie chicken and sides plus natural wine and cocktails. It’s a more casual option in the team’s growing collection of neighborhood restaurants, focused mainly on the bar offerings. 549 Classon Ave., near Fulton Street

February 21

Lower East Side: A new Cajun restaurant called Parish opened with a menu that’s supposed to be inspired by New Orleans’s French Quarter. There are po’boys with fried oysters or blackened shrimp. There’s also chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and crab cakes. A happy hour with drink and food deals runs daily until 8 p.m. 146 Orchard St., between Stanton and Rivington streets

West Village: Attraversa, an Italian neighborhood restaurant, opened with lots of meat, seafood, and pastas. 14 Bedford St., between Downing and Houston streets

East Village: A new cocktail bar from a NoMad alum called Mister Paradise opened.

East Village: A Nordic cafe called Smør opened, serving open-face sandwiches on rye and other Scandinavian fare. 441 East 12th St., near Avenue A

East Village: Panamanian restaurant KC Gourmet Empanadas debuted. 38 Avenue B., at East Third Street

Upper West Side: The neighborhood gained an outpost of Fumo, a pizza and pasta chain. 2791 Broadway, between 107th and 108th streets

Upper West Side: American restaurant Good Enough to Eat expanded with a new concept on the same block. 522 Columbus Ave., near 85th Street

Lower East Side: A 24-hour Mediterranean spot called Empire Gyro opened. 200 Allen St., near Houston Street

East Village: The former Mission Chinese chef Angela Dimayuga opened a new gay bar called No Bar, which will feature queer nightlife events. Food comes from chef de cuisine Max Blachman-Gentile and includes pretty straightforward bar fare. 25 Cooper Sq., between East Fifth and Sixth streets

Times Square: Chef John Fraser opened an all-day American brasserie inside the luxe new Edition Hotel. It’s called Terrace Restaurant, and it features a pasta- and steak-heavy menu inspired by French brasseries and American chophouses. 701 Seventh Ave., at 47th Street

Downtown Brooklyn: Dekalb Market Hall in City Point added a cocktail speakeasy called Understudy. It’s the bar component to Dekalb Stage, a 7,500-square-foot events and live entertainment space. 445 Albee Square West, between Dekalb Avenue and Willoughby Street

Midtown: The Death & Co team opened another cocktail spot called Lost Hours, tucked in the lobby in Hotel 3232. The drink menu features 16 cocktails, divided into the four categories air, water, earth, and fire. 32 East 32nd St., between Madison and Park avenues

February 13

FiDi: Bone broth-focused restaurant Springbone Kitchen opened its second NYC location with lots of drinking broth, all-day breakfast, and smoothies. Lunch and dinner bowls like Cuban-style beef and rice, called ropa vieja, are also available. 74 Pearl St., between Pearl and Water streets

Williamsburg: Fast-casual restaurant Bagock brought fried chicken and doughnuts to town in a 20-seat, barn-decorated space. The restaurant is backed by Gillian Clark, a once-controversial D.C. chef who posted videos online seemingly mocking her customers. But her fried chicken comes well revered: It won out on a 2011 episode of Beat Bobby Flay and also made a star appearance in 2010 on Guy Fieri’s popular Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. 173 Montrose Ave., between Humboldt and Graham avenues

Nolita: French-Indonesian fare arrived with Wayan, a restaurant by fine dining legacy Cedric Vongerichten and his wife Ochi. The chef pairs French cooking techniques with traditional Indonesian dishes like satays, yellow chicken curry, sea bass cooked in banana leaves, and Balinese-style suckling pig. Everything is served family-style and is meant for sharing. 20 Spring St., between Elizabeth and Mott streets

Brooklyn Navy Yard: New York institution Russ & Daughters expanded into an 18,000-square-foot space in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, and like the shop on the Lower East Side, diners can order smoked fish, candy, and other treats from the counter here. A bakery dedicated to bagels, babka, challah, and other baked goods is also included, plus a new item has been added to the menu: apricot rugelach. 141 Flushing Ave., building 77, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Williamsburg: A new udon restaurant has opened, with two unusual owners: a Japanese production company Rock’n Roll Japan and condom maker Sagami Rubber, which purports to make the world’s thinnest condom at .01 millimeters. Hanon has two kinds of udon, white Zenryufun and green Sasauchi, and Izakaya owner Yudai Kanayama is helping to execute it. 436 Union Ave., between Devoe Street and Metropolitan Avenue

Harlem: Accomplished Senegalese chef PIerre Thiam has opened a fast-casual, pan-African grain restaurant called Teranga. Inside the long-anticipated Africa Center, the restaurant offers customizable bowls, with a focus on a gluten-free West African grain called fonio. 1280 Fifth Ave., at the northeastern corner of Central Park

Nolita: Coastal Italian restaurant Gran Tivoli is now open, with a menu comprising 42 dishes that go hard on seafood, with robust meat and vegetarian options, too. It comes from two Sydney hitmakers, Jason Scott and Robert Marchetti. 406 Broome St., between Lafayette Street and Cleveland Place

Crown Heights: The controversial “racist” bar once known as Summerhill BK has flipped into a new concept: Now called Oyo’s Bar and Kitchen, the rebranded spot comes with a new chef and menu, including dishes like mushrooms and zucchini tacos. 637 Nostrand Ave., on St. Marks Avenue

Chelsea: Brooklyn ramen shop Kogane Ramen now has a second location, where it’ll serve its signature tonkotsu ramen topped with pork jowls and cheeks. 337 West 14th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues

East Village: Grilled cheese chain Melt Shop has landed a fifth location for its cheesy sandwiches. 135 Fourth Ave., between 13th and 14th streets

Midtown: The Urbanspace at 570 Lex food hall has a new vendor: Chef Hong Thaimee’s Thai restaurant Thaimee Magic. It serves traditional dishes like pad thai, tom kha soup, and curry. 570 Lexington Ave., on 51st Street

Morningside Heights: Greek-Mediterranean spot Elysian Fields Café has opened with a wine bar called the Apollo Room on its ground floor. 1207 Amsterdam Avenue, between 119th and 120th streets

Midtown: Barolo East is a new Northern Italian restaurant serving dishes like linguine with white clams, chicken scarpariello, and Roman-style gnocchi. 214 East 49th St., between Second and Third avenues

February 6

West Village: The latest restaurant from Imli owners Ram Reddy and Albin Vincent swung open this week, called North Fork, with a focus on locally sourced food and wine. Dishes include zucchini and eggplant crisps with garlic hummus, cauliflower-crusted pies with spiced ricotta and eggplant bacon, and roasted bone-in short ribs with acorn squash puree from chef Chris Fusaro, formerly of Talde in Jersey City. Drinks from nearby wineries and breweries will also be on tap. 122 Christopher St., on the corner of Bedford Street

Midtown: Blue Ribbon opened its 16th NYC restaurant — the Ribbon Midtown in Times Square, taking over the site once home to Guy Fieri’s former restaurant, which reportedly closed in late 2017 due to high rents from landlord Kushner Companies. It’s a 16,000-square-foot space with room for nearly 300 diners, and the menu leans toward American with Southern flare. 220 West 44th St., between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

Meatpacking: An American brasserie dubbed the Meatpackers has replaced Top Chef France season three winner Jean Imbert’s French restaurant Encore — which opened just a few months ago. Imbert is no longer involved following the switch-up, which pivots to American fare instead. 1 Little West 12th St., between Gansevoort Street and Ninth Avenue

Midtown: Parisian chain Tartinery slid into Grand Central this week with its fourth NYC location. It’s a full-service, 65-seat space on the lower level dining concourse, and like its name suggests, the menu revolves around French tartines. On the lower level of Grand Central’s dining concourse, 89 East 42nd St.

Midtown: Black Iron Burger now has a spot inside the Urbanspace @ Vanderbilt food hall serving breakfast pancakes, sandwiches, and burritos, as well as a selection of burgers like the Masterpiece, which comes with caramelized onions, a fried egg, bacon, and cheddar. On the corner of East 45th St. and Vanderbilt Avenue

East Village: London-based bubble tea shop Bubbleology Tea is the newest addition to the neighborhood this week. It’ll also serve gelato paired with “bubble waffles” and fruit toppings. 120 1/2 First Avenue, between Seventh Street and St. Mark’s Place

Clinton Hill: A new natural wine and craft beer bar called Tailfeather, from the owners of Brooklyn Kolache and Swell Dive, is now open. 581 Myrtle Ave., between Taaffe Place and Classon Avenue

Lower East Side: Australian cafe Sonnyboy is now open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with dinner to come later this month. It is now serving breakfast fare like eggs and banana bread as well as salads. 65 Rivington St., between Allen and Eldridge Streets

Noho: A fifth location of Marco Canora’s broth shop Brodo opened this week in a kiosk near the uptown Astor Place 6 train stop. On East Eighth Street, between Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue

January 30

Gramercy: Popular Danish bakery chain Ole & Steen made its NYC debut, adding to the all-day cafe scene. For breakfast, there’s porridge; skyr yogurt; and egg, ham, and cheese rolls. Lunch brings salads and closed- and open-faced sandwiches such as smoked salmon and creme fraiche on rye; roast chicken with kale pesto on ciabatta; and a seared yellowfin tuna salad. Soups and stews also make appearances, alongside roast chicken and salmon. A variety of pastries and breads round out the menu, from raspberry tarts and cinnamon rolls to a marshmallow puff cake and Danish rye. For drinks, there’s coffee and tea as well as beer and wine. It is the 100th store opening for the brand, which was founded in 1991, and a second location is already on the way at 111 East 48th St. 873 Broadway, near East 18th Street

East Village: A vegan Sichuan restaurant called Spicy Moon opened and comes from the team behind the now-closed vegetarian restaurant Zen 6. Dishes include Sichuan peppercorn brussels sprouts, dan dan noodles with Beyond “beef,” and mapo tofu. 328 East Sixth St., between First and Second avenues

Astoria: Anemos Estiatorio is a new Greek restaurant serving appetizers like shrimp saganaki and halloumi and entrees like a grilled branzino, baby lamb chops, and moussaka. 41-15 34th Ave., between 41st and 42nd streets

Chinatown: Greenwich Village’s Pho Bar opened a second location serving a similar menu of Vietnamese fare with an emphasis on pho. However, there are some dishes unique to the location, like a “deconstructed pho pot” which is served like hot pot. 43 Mott St., near Pell Street

Williamsburg: Silver Light Tavern is a new bar serving drinks and food like a steak. During the day, it operates as a coffee bar. 689 Lorimer St. at Frost Street

Soho: West Village wine bar St Tropez opened a second location, serving French bistro fare alongside its wines. 196 Spring St., at Sullivan Street

Midtown East: Fast-casual chain Dig Inn opened a new location. 709 Lexington, between East 57th and 58th streets

East Village: Mi Casa Latina, a cafe with breakfast and lunch options like acai bowls and pork with rice, opened. 250 East 14th St., near Second Avenue

Williamsburg: KillBar is a new Quentin Tarantino-themed bar featuring life-sized artwork of Uma Thurman that probably doesn’t shed any light on Thurman’s allegations that Tarantino forced her into a car crash on the set of Kill Bill. 82 South Fourth St., near Berry Street

Upper West Side: Billy’s Bakery has opened, serving icebox cakes and red velvet cupcakes. 410 Columbus Ave., between 79th and 80th streets

Columbus Circle: Hey Hey Canteen, which previously had a pop-up in the Gotham Market at the Ashland, opened in the Turnstyle Underground Market. 1000 Eighth Ave.

Union Square: A new Middle Eastern fast-casual spot in town, Mint Kitchen, comes from Israeli chef and TV personality Erez Komarovsky. It serves complete, set dishes, like chicken breast with a sesame rub; steak served with potatoes, tahini, and salad; and shrimp kebabs with barley, leeks, and a spicy mango salad. 83 University Pl., near East 11th Street in Union Square

Bed-Stuy: Ricardo Barreras of Pilar Cuban Eatery opened Pilar Cuban Bakery next door, channeling the Cuban cafes of Miami with pastries and strong coffee. 397 Greene Ave., between Bedford and Franklin avenues

Hell’s Kitchen: West Village wine and pasta destination Dell’anima, which shuttered in December, moved uptown to a new location in the Gotham Market West food hall. It’s a 22-seat counter space with food and wine menus similar to the original. 600 11th Ave.

Upper East Side: Antonio Sinesi and Claudio Della Monica of fashion haunt Al Valentino in Milan opened Il Divo, a 50-seat restaurant decorated with antique wooden pieces, curtains and striped wallpaper courtesy of Ralph Lauren, and a bunch of framed photos of Rudolph Valentino. It serves pastas and upscale Italian fare. 1347 Second Ave., at East 71st Street

January 23

Midtown: Famed pizza guy Anthony Falco consulted on the opening of a new Midtown pizzeria called Upside Pizza, which serves slices in a space inspired by the 1990s, with lots of pink and red. 598 Eighth Ave., at 39th Street

Lower East Side: Karvouna Mezze opened as a tapas bar and lounge serving classic Greek dishes as well as some specialties like lamb done three ways. It also has a large selection of the anise-flavored spirit raki. 241 Bowery, between Prince and Stanton streets

Midtown: Yara is a new Lebanese restaurant from a former Porsche executive. The menu, which features a lot of vegan options, ranges from salads like tabouli to shareable plates like grilled chicken breast skewers and lamb with sautéed okra, rice, and tomatoes. 319 East 53rd St., between First and Second Avenues

Midtown East: Buoy One is a new seafood restaurant and fresh fish market run by chef David Girard. It also has locations in Riverhead, Westhampton, East Hampton, and Mattituck. 930 Third Ave., at East 56th Street

Midtown: C Bao is a new bao vendor in the Urbanspace Times Square Market. Bao options include Peking duck, Korean beef, tofu veggie, and Taiwanese pork.

Lower East Side: East Village slice joint Sauce Pizzeria opened a second location. 84 Rivington St., between Allen and Orchard streets

East Village: Brooklyn-based coffee brand Nobletree opened a new East Village outpost. 37 St. Mark’s Pl., near Second Avenue

East Village: The gluten-free and vegan pizza spot Cheska’s opened in the Bowery Market. It uses cauliflower and sweet potato crusts and comes from Queens native Cheska Mauban. This is her first full-time location for Cheska’s. 348 Bowery, at Great Jones

Long Island City: Massa’s Coal Fired Pizzeria & Bar was opened by Bill Massa, who says he learned to make pies from his uncle Patsy Grimaldi, the original founder of NYC’s Grimaldi’s. In addition to pizzas, there are starters, salads, heroes, strombolis, and calzones. 42-12 28th St., near Queens Boulevard

Greenwich Village: Avena Downtown opened in the former space of legendary Greenwich Village celebrity hangout Da Silvano. It serves pastas, appetizers like a seared scallop with truffles, and entrees like a grilled lobster or a branzino with broccoli rabe, and it comes from chef Roberto Deiaco, who also owns a location of Avena in Midtown East. 260 Sixth Ave., between Bleecker and West Houston streets

January 16

Sunnyside: A new pizza restaurant called Philomena’s opened in Sunnyside, serving Neapolitan pies as well as square slices cut with scissors. Owner David Acocella has pizza making experience at Paulie Gee’s, 21 Greenpoint, as well as under Gino Sorbillo. 41-16 Queens Blvd.

Boerum Hill: Taiki is a new small restaurant serving sushi and and Japanese small dishes. 134 Nevins St., near Dean Street

Washington Heights: The cafe Taszo Espresso Bar opened a second location. 366 Audubon Ave., between West 183rd and 184th streets

Soho: Italian restaurant MAV Soho opens in Hotel Hugo today, serving pastas, fish, and meat. It comes from the owner of West Village Italian dim sum restaurant Raviolo. 525 Greenwich St., between Spring and Vandam streets

Midtown: The Raines Law Room and Dear Irving team opened a new cocktail bar with small plates called Dear Irving on Hudson in the Aliz Hotel. Forty floors up, it offers sprawling views of the city as well as an art deco and James Bond-inspired design. 310 West 40th St., near Eighth Avenue

Chelsea: Top Chef Masters alum Franklin Becker opened a pan-regional Latin American restaurant called La Central in the Hotel Americano. The menu is centered around dishes created by members of the kitchen team, inspired by food they grew up with.

Park Slope: The shuttered Santa Fe Grill has returned under new ownership and a new name: Santa Fe Veracruzano. It serves the same menu of Tex-Mex dishes and has most of the same staff as the original 34-year-old restaurant. 62 Seventh Ave., at Lincoln Place

Crown Heights: Vegan pizzeria Screamer’s, from the makers of Champs Diner, opened a second location. 685 Franklin Ave., at Prospect Place

Soho: Whitmans opened a third location, serving burgers and seasonal American fare in a casual setting in Hudson Square. 261 Hudson St., at Dominick Street

Upper West Side: Wine bar chain Bar Veloce is open on the UWS. 466 Amsterdam Ave., between West 82nd and 83rd streets

Midtown: The restaurant Pomona opened a cocktail bar behind its space called Savage Lounge. Live music and DJs are featured nightly. 8 West 58th St., near Fifth Avenue

Chelsea: Emeril Lagasse consulted on the opening of a new restaurant in Hotel Henri called Rodos that serves a menu of Greek dishes with Cajun-Creole influences. It’s run by restaurateurs Yiannis Chatiris and Eleni Vareli. 37 West 24th St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Chelsea: Uptown Chinese hot spot Philippe added a downtown location in the Dream Downtown hotel. Philippe Chow serves up his family-style dishes, including a Peking duck carved tableside. 355 West 16th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues

Columbia Street Waterfront: Thai restaurant Krok opened in the former Pok Pok space, serving Isan street food of Northeastern Thailand. Dishes are meant to be accompanied by rice and shared family-style. 117 Columbia St., at Kane Street

January 9

Greenpoint: Citroën, a new French Bistro and bar, opened with a menu of cocktails and bistro staples like steak frites, mussels frites, and coq au vin, served in a 1920s-inspired space. It comes from Craig Kafton and has a cocktail program from partner Dawn Eldridge, who previously worked at Clocktower and Happy Endings. 931 Manhattan Ave., between Java and Kent streets

Midtown: A new bar and restaurant called Valerie specializing in small-batch spirits and gin and tonics opened in Midtown. For food, there’s bistro fare like duck fat fries, burgers, and a New York strip steak. The food comes from executive chef Darren Pettigrew, and Marshall Minaya — who previously helmed the beverage programs at the now-closed Salvation Burger and Salvation Taco — heads up the cocktails. Gin and tonics can be customized with over a dozen gin options and three tonic choices. There are non-alcoholic cocktails, too. 45 West 45th St., at Eighth Avenue

Soho: David Bouhadana protege Takeshi Sato has branched out on his own with omakase restaurant Takeshi, where omakase options range from $45 at lunch for eight courses to $130 at dinner for 16 courses in 90 minutes. 28 Grand St., between Sixth Avenue and Thompson Street

Lower East Side: Sean Ban of Sushi Bada in the Hudson Valley opened new sushi restaurant Pado. It has omakase as well as a la carte options. 199 Second Ave., between East 12th and 13th streets

Upper East Side: Piri piri chicken specialist PortuGrill opened, offering eat-in and take-out Portuguese meals. The small restaurant has 12 counter seats. Owner Albert Papouchado spent 20 years in the clothing industry before working in hospitality. 1215 Lexington Ave., near East 82nd Street

Soho: Splashy Tulum import Gitano has moved indoors in the form of Gitano Jungle Room, now open in the James New York hotel. 23 Grand St., between Sixth Avenue and Thompson Street

Crown Heights: Hunky Dory is a new all-day cafe and bar from celebrated San Francisco bartender Claire Sprouse. The sustainably minded new American fare comes from recently relocated Dallas star chef Kirstyn Brewer. It’s currently only open for breakfast and lunch while it awaits its liquor license, expected in mid-February. At that time, it will roll out its full dinner and cocktail menu. 747 Franklin Ave. and Sterling Place

Soho: Japanese dessert purveyor Harbs now has a third location for its cakes, pastries, and coffee. 465 West Broadway, near West Houston Street

West Village: Fiaschetteria Pistoia opened a second location in West Village, serving the same menu of Tuscan comfort food and Italian wines as the original East Village location, which is currently closed following a fire. 114 Christopher St., near Bedford Street

Chelsea: Popular Smorgasburg vendor Big Mozz started slinging its mozzarella sticks at a more permanent stall in Chelsea Market. Craft beer and wine will arrive in a few weeks. 75 Ninth Ave., between 15th and 16th streets

Upper West Side: Marinara Pizza opened a new location, serving its cauliflower-crust pizza. 483 Amsterdam, between 83rd and 84th streets

Upper West Side: Perfect Picnic, a place to buy picnic boxes ranging from a $10 kids basket to $500 for a picnic basket containing caviar, roses, and prosecco, opened near Central Park. 405 Central Park West, at 100th St.

Upper West Side: Black Press Coffee opened its new location in the former home of Birdbath Bakery. 274 Columbus Ave., between 72nd and 73rd streets

Upper West Side: A casual Indian restaurant called Angaar opened, serving classics like chicken tikka masala and palak paneer. 283 Columbus Ave., between 73rd 74th streets

Upper West Side: Another casual Indian spot, Roasted Masala, also opened on the UWS. 914 Columbus Ave., at 104th Street

Midtown West: Old Castle Pub has flipped into Irish pub Copper Johns. 160 West 54th St., near Seventh Avenue

Bushwick: Brooklyn-based Toby’s Estate has opened its sixth retail store, cafe, and roastery. It’s a 40-seat shop serving brunch as well as grab-and-go pastries, with a pour-over coffee menu. 8 Wilson Ave., near Flushing Avenue

Chelsea: Beijing street food favorite Mr. Bing opened its first permanent, standalone store, where its popular Chinese jianbing will be served alongside dumplings, baos, and bubble tea. 152 West 28th St., between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

Upper West Side: A new slice shop called Made In New York Pizza opened from a former Prince Street Pizza chef. 421 Amsterdam Ave., on West 80th Street

January 2

Murray Hill: NYC has a new bar styled for the 1970s in the Factory 380, which is inspired by Andy Warhol’s pop art era in its decor, including a collection of photos from Studio 54 and a Warhol quote graffitied on a wall in hot pink. Executive chef Javier Alvarez has fine dining experience at Vermilion. Here, he’ll serve tapas inspired by different parts of NYC, including pork dumplings and, for dessert, Coney Island nuts. There’s also a take on a “TV dinner” involving a roasted Cornish hen. There’s also a hidden speakeasy lounge in the space, named after Edie Sedgwick. 380 Third Ave., between 27th and 28th streets

Park Slope: A cocktail bar called Lizzy King’s Parlor opened with a focus on local products, carrying New York craft beers, wines from the North Fork and the Finger Lakes, coffee from Abbotsford, pastries and bread from Bien Cuit, and meats from Fleisher’s Craft Butchers. The signature cocktails also feature New York-distilled liquor, as with the “Bloody Locket,” made with New York Distilling Co. Dorothy Parker gin. There are also CBD cocktails available. 75A Fifth Ave., near Prospect Place

Greenwich Village: Retro diner Hudson & Charles Dinette opened from the butchers behind Hudson & Charles. It serves burgers, a spicy chicken sandwich, beef shank stroganoff, and other meaty fare. 524 Hudson St., near West 10th street

Bed-Stuy: Seven is a new neighborhood restaurant serving salads, sandwiches, and entrees like beef short ribs and a rice bowl with shrimp, salmon, or tofu. There are cocktails, beers, and wines, too. 470 Nostrand Ave., near Hancock Street

Midtown: Joe Coffee Company opened its 20th location inside Grand Central Terminal. 89 East 42nd St.

East Village: Small omakase and hand roll bar Sushi by M opened. It’s currently taking reservations by text message, with more information and daily offerings listed on its Instagram. 75 East Fourth St., between Second Avenue and the Bowery

Fort Greene: Head Hi is a new bookstore with a small cafe serving coffee, pastries, and teas, located across from the Navy Yards. 14 Clermont Ave., near Flushing Avenue

East Village: The East Village added a new bar called Joyface, with a basement area with 1970s decor. Designer Elizabeth Ingram, who is married to Alton Brown, built out the space with thrift store finds. 104 Avenue C, at East Seventh Street

Theater District: A new boutique hotel, Merrion Row Hotel and Public House, has an Irish pub with seafood chowder, fish and chips, and other classic pub fare. 119 West 45th St., near Sixth Avenue

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