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Xi’an Famous Foods’ spicy cumin lamb noodles sit on a white plate as a person pulls them up.
Xi’an Famous Foods’ spicy cumin lamb noodles.
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Since March 16, 2020, when the state first temporarily closed indoor dining, hundreds of new restaurants have opened, including a Carroll Gardens luncheonette, a New England-inspired tasting menu counter in Dumbo, and a Colombian-style empanadas spot in the West Village.

Here’s a roundup of the restaurants and bars that opened in September. This list will be updated weekly. If there’s an opening in your neighborhood that we’ve missed, let us know at

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

September 29

Chelsea: Owners Susana Labrada and Alfonso Amador opened the doors on La Chilaquería, a Mexican high temple to chilaquiles in Manhattan’s Flower District. The small cafe with a dozen seats inside serves the fried corn tortilla dish in bowls, burritos, and sandwiches. 139 W. 28th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues

Chinatown: Betty is a new all-day cafe that opened this summer, adjacent to Dimes Square, with a menu of dishes like zoodles, pancakes with eggs and sausage, and cardamom oatmeal bowls, among other dishes. Cocktails and coffee are available. 193 Henry Street, between Jefferson and Clinton streets

Dumbo: Dough at Time Out Market is now open, the eighth location in New York, known for its oversized, year-round, seasonal, and vegan doughnuts since 2010. 55 Water Street, near Old Slip

East Village: A new coffee shop Cosmic Cat Cafe launched in the East Village. EV Grieve reports that it is not, in fact, a cat cafe, but it is named after the fact that the owner recently adopted cats. 170 E. Second Street, between Avenue A and Avenue B

Flatiron: Erbaluce is now open from Marco Britti and Andreea Milgram of Calle Dao and Mareluna. Chef Nick Anson, formerly of Nomad and Spring in Los Angeles, focuses on meat and game on the menu with items like wild boar pasta, bone marrow ragu, venison osso buco, and bistecca alla griglia, among offerings. Or, you can order a couple of bottles of vino with friends and get the grande piatto, a giant spread of Italian cheeses and salumi. 46 W. 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Flatiron: Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross, owners of Court Street Grocers, have opened the doors of S&P, a restaurant located in the former home of Eisenberg’s, one of Manhattan’s last old-school lunch counters that closed during the pandemic. Today, look for “a large menu of eccentricities,” as well as soups and a collection of sandwiches. 174 Fifth Avenue, near East 22nd Street

Flushing: The latest X’ian Famous Foods outpost is now open at Tangram Mall, a major new hub of downtown Flushing, with two stories and 275,000 square feet of retail space, a hotel, a cinema, and pull that’s attracting big-name Chinese imports to the neighborhood. 133-33 39th Avenue, near College Point Boulevard

Greenpoint: La Sandwicherie has opened, a former food truck from Laurent d’Antonio and Massire Diawara that’s now shop offering baguette and panini sandwiches, as well as crepes, espresso drinks, and French sundries. 156 Driggs Avenue, near Humboldt Street

Midtown: Eric Ripert has teamed up with longtime friend, former VP of Paris pastry and candy destination, Laduree, Pierre-Antoine Raberin, to open L’Ami Pierre, a fast-casual French viennoiserie with a menu of breakfast and lunch fare, including tarts, beignets, French breakfast (variations on twists and croissants (many of which feature chocolate), a few sandwiches (like the L’OhReally with avocado and tomato) soups, and salads. 149 W. 51st Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues

Nomad: Nubeluz is the newest jeweled-toned rooftop bar from José Andrés. With 270-degree views, the place features 132 indoor seats including the bar, and two terraces, one that seats 12 and another with room for 20. Miguel Lancha, the so-called Cocktail Innovator for ThinkFoodGroup, assembled the drinks menu, with listings like the Foggy Hill, with, you guessed it, a liquid nitrogen flourish. 25 W. 28th Street, at Broadway

Nomad: The Vasper is now open, a 120-seat restaurant that nods to midcentury design. Nick Koustefanou, formerly at Kissaki and Broken Shaker, is the chef, turning out dishes like hiramasa crudo, beef tartare, and lobster thermidor for two. Drinks from Soho House vet Evan Hawkins celebrates post-war cocktails with drinks such as the Vasper, a take on the gin martini. 444 Park Avenue South, near East 30th Street

Park Slope: Beanmonger has launched in Park Slope with something rarely seen at coffee shops of its ilk: In addition to the regular espresso drinks, Beanmonger tells Eater it also offers egg creams. 620 Union Street, at Fourth Avenue

Prospect Heights: Polly’s Cafe recently opened on a residential stretch of Classon Avenue, bringing a daytime hangout with burrata truffle toast, kimchi cheddar biscuits, B.L.T. sandwiches, and other cafe fare to the neighborhood. There’s a large backyard for working (away) from home, while the weather holds up. 766 Classon Avenue, near Sterling Place

Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Sweet Catch BK, a new fast-casual South Carolina Lowcountry seafood spot has opened for dinner, from co-owner Ka-wana Jefferson and chef Bryan Lindsay. The restaurant serves dishes like its Sweet Catch boil, with lobster, crab, shrimp, corn, and potato with a side sauce. “Our menu is a celebration of Black food,” Jefferson says in a press release. “A menu that is distinctively African American — the celebration of our ingredients, our roots, and above all, our impact on the cuisine of the United States.” 1222 Nostrand Avenue, near Winthrop Street

Soho: A representative tells Eater that the Lost Draft is a new “film-inspired” coffee shop. In addition to coffee drinks there’s a “table reading room,” free to use, where you can subject friends, peers, or strangers to readings of your screenplay. 398 Broome Street, between Mulberry Street and Cleveland Place

Upper West Side: With seven locations in South Florida, another in the South Rutherford American Dream Mall, Italian bakery Rosetta, has made its way to the Upper West Side. Named for a sibling as well as the Italian bread “filled with slices of natural ham or other cold cuts,” its menu includes focaccia, pizza, sandwiches, coffee, and sweets. 1928 Broadway, near W. 64th Street

Williamsburg: 3 Times, the popular soup dumpling shop with a handful of locations across Manhattan, has opened in Brooklyn. 483 Grand Street, at Borinquen Place

September 22

Bed-Stuy: Fast-casual vegan restaurant Greedi Vegan has expanded its Brooklyn footprint with a Bed-Stuy location along Tompkins Avenue. According to the company Instagram, it’s the largest location the team has opened to date (over the years, other locations have closed, but a Flatbush outpost remains open). 326 Tompkins Avenue, between Gates Avenue and Monroe Street

Bushwick: Elsewhere in Brooklyn, fast-casual vegan restaurant Hartbreakers tells Eater that it relocated a couple of doors down to a much bigger space where the team continues to serve vegan “chicken” tenders, chickpea salads, and breakfast burritos. 313 Knickerbocker Avenue, at Hart Street

Chelsea: First came pizzeria Mel’s, then Italian fine dining restaurant Al Coro. Finally, the third part of the former Del Posto space takeover is complete. Discolo, an underground cocktail bar with a light-up ceiling, is now open for business. 85 10th Avenue, between West 15th and 16th streets

East Village: Mayree opened this week, a new Southern Thai restaurant from chef and owner Orawan Sawangphol, who comes to New York to open her restaurant by way of Ohio and Illinois. She’s originally from Phang Nga, a province in southern Thailand, and grew up working in her family’s restaurant, a spokesperson tells us, where she made her great-grandmother’s family recipes. Look for dishes like kua kling curry with pork, Thai chiles, jasmine rice and fried egg, and jor rang, coconut shrimp soup with turmeric, lemongrass, shrimp paste, and peppers. 58 E. First Street, near East Houston Street

Flatiron: Michelin-starred sushi bro destination Noda from Shigeyuki Tsunoda has opened Shinji’s, a cocktail bar named for the Tokyo fixer Shinji Nohara connecting travelers to food and restaurants in Tokyo for 20 years — including the late Anthony Bourdain. The menu features nostalgia cocktails served at the bar and at tableside bar carts. 37 W. 20th Street, near Sixth Avenue

Fort Greene: Atlanta meatless burger chain Slutty Vegan opened with a menu of vegan patties, fries, and sweet potato pies — and a joyously enthusiastic following that warranted a block party for the opening that shut down a stretch of Fort Greene and caused New Yorkers from as far as the Bronx to wait in seemingly unending lines. It’s the second location outside of Georgia, with the first in Birmingham, Alabama. 690 Fulton Street, at South Portland Avenue

Greenpoint: 50 Norman has opened in Brooklyn, a three-in-one retail and restaurant complex in a 3500-square-foot space. First, there’s Dashi Okume, where customers can make their own dashi packs from a combination of 30 ingredients with dried bonito, kelp, and various mushrooms among them. The dine-in menu includes grilled salmon teishoku served with sides, rice, and miso soup, along with tonjiru, a pork and vegetable soup. The Dashi Okume opening correlates with lifestyle shop Cibone, offering plateware, kitchen items, and work by Japanese artists, while the third spot, House, a French Japanese nine-course tasting menu spot, will open in October. 50 Norman Avenue between Guernsey and Dobbin streets

Kips Bay: Late-night smash burger favorite 7th Street Burger opens a new Kips Bay location today. This is the team’s fourth location in addition to its original Seventh Street East Village location, a West Village, and an Upper East Side location. 364 Third Avenue, between East 26th and 27th streets

Midtown: Chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud and sushi master chef George Ruan, formerly of Masa, have teamed up to open Jōji, below 1 Vanderbilt in an alcove of Grand Central Terminal. The 18-seat omakase restaurant includes a ten-seat counter and an eight-seat private room, with courses that showcase seasonal ingredients along with sake and wine pairings; the tasting starts at $375 per person. Customers can also order sushi to go at Jōji Box, which operates out of a connected storefront, with delivery beginning October 14. 1 Vanderbilt Avenue, at East 42nd Street

Midtown: With 17 Singaporean street food stalls — 11 opening NYC businesses for the first time — Urban Hawker is now open. The food hall has been a long time coming, conceived by KF Seetoh of Makansutra, a Singapore-based company that promotes Singaporean street food culture. Today, the hawker center has dishes like chili crabs, Hainanese chicken rice, ngoh hiang (minced pork and shrimp, water chestnuts, and onion wrapped in bean curd and fried). Other additions to the market include Lady Wong, the Southeast Asian pastry shop focused on Nanyang flavors, Jakarta Munch, with Indonesian rice and salad bowls, and Sling Bar for cocktails, among others. 135 W. 50th Street, near Seventh Avenue

Murray Hill: After a slew of pop-ups, delivery dinners, and a season on Top Chef, chef Jae Jung opened Kjun, a Cajun and Korean mash-up featuring dishes pork chop katsu with red beans and rice, fried chicken, tomato kimchi, and jambalaya. 154 E. 39th Street, near Third Avenue

Nomad: Co-owner and chef Markus Glocker emphasizes pared-down fine dining at Koloman in the former Breslin at Ace Hotel. Diners will find dishes like celery root tartare, sweet corn soup with cured scallops, and salmon en croûte. The restaurant also embraces the comeback of souffles in a triple creme version made with Pleasant Ridge cheddar. And you can bet there’s schnitzel. Look for Champagne and schnapps on the drinks menu as well as a French- and Austrian-heavy wine list from Katja Scharnagl, formerly at Aldo Sohm and Le Bernardin. The name and design is an homage to artist Koloman Moser, who was influential in the 1890s Viennese Secessionist movement and marked a new era of modern art in Austria. 16 W. 29th Street, near Sixth Avenue

Park Slope: Chef Chintan Pandya and restaurateur Roni Mazumdar of acclaimed restaurants Dhamaka and Adda, are continuing their expansion blitz with the reboot of Lower East Side mainstay Masalawala, an homage to Mazumdar’s father, Satyen Mazumdar, who will also be there. The new restaurant will bridge the gap between what’s eaten in Indian homes and what’s served in Indian restaurants, with hits like garlic naan, chicken korma, and chicken tikka masala. Over half of the new, 24-item menu is culled straight from the Mazumdars’ own dinner table and revamped by Pandya. 365 Fifth Avenue, at Fifth Street

Upper East Side: Serving acai and green bowls, juices, smoothies, shots, and coffee drinks, Playa Bowls is becoming a force in the fast-casual world, with 11 NYC locations and counting (along with 65 in New Jersey and four in Connecticut). 1471 2nd Avenue, near East 77th Street

Upper East Side: Derek Axelrod and Tony Fortuna have brought back Upper East Side staple, T Bar, a “favorite of real estate moguls and chefs like Eric Ripert and Albert Portale, according to the New York Post. Fortuna’s original closed during the pandemic after a 27-year stretch. The new location is three stories with 4,500 square feet and will feature pretty much the same steakhouse menu, as regulars have requested, as well as tuna tartare, raw bar selections, chicken Milanese, and a caviar selection. 116 E. 60th Street, between Lexington and Park avenues UPDATE: T Bar opening is delayed to October.

Williamsburg: Chef Ohm Suansilphong, the former chef of Thai seafood spot Fish Cheeks, has opened Kru, a restaurant that blends the influences of past kitchen staff Suansilphong has worked with and the North Central province of Sukhothai. While Suansilphong remains a partner in Fish Cheeks, this is his first endeavor with his wife, Kiki Supap who supports him in the kitchen, as well as on the culinary operations side. Look for a menu of small plates, family-style dipping platters like almond nam prik to lon, and share plates (most around $30) as well as dessert. 190 N. 14th Street, between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street

September 15

Astoria: This neighborhood’s selection of halal restaurants continues to grow with Mr. Chang, with a menu that includes Peking duck ($40 for half, $75 for whole), Chinese American dishes, and bubble tea floats with ice cream. 25-45 Steinway Street, between 25th and 28th avenues

Bed-Stuy: Wadadli, a jerk chicken stand that’s been popping up in front of Bed-Vyne for the past four years, found a permanent home next door. The pop-up’s menu of jerk pork and escovitch red snapper is sticking around at Wadadli A.M., and there’s now Caribbean brunch items like shrimp and grits and jerk chicken over waffles. 370 Tompkins Avenue, at Putnam Avenue

Chinatown: Chinatown has a new slice shop called Baxter Street Pizza. According to the pizzeria’s Instagram, the shop opened last week and has plain, pepperoni, and spicy rigatoni pies. 83 Baxter Street, at White Street

Crown Heights: Tacolmos, a Mexican restaurant specializing in tacos al pastor opened its doors at the end of July, according to its Instagram. In addition to the roast pork tacos, find rotisserie chicken, suadero, and bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches. 205A Schenectady Avenue, between Sterling and Park places

Downtown Brooklyn: Fried meats and seafood served out fast-food buckets? Sign us up. Baby’s Buns & Buckets, a Thai American restaurant that sells sandwiches and rice bowls, is the newest arrival at the underground Dekalb Market Hall. Run by siblings Sage and Senna Lau, whose parents operate a handful of Thai restaurants across the city, including one in the food court, the stall specializes in Thai meats and seafoods like honey pork, fried basa, and fried chicken. Order them stacked, and possibly overflowing, from a small brioche bun ($7), or atop rice, herbs, and onions in an oversized bucket ($16). “We wanted to play on peoples’ memories of fast-food,” Sage Lau says, nodding to the fried chicken buckets at KFC and other chains. The menu runs under 10 items for now, but buckets of fried chicken and fish, sans rice, and french fries are eventually in the cards. 445 Albee Square West, in the Dekalb Market Hall

Downtown Brooklyn: Essex Squeeze, a juice vendor that launched out of Essex Market in 2020, has opened a new location in the Dekalb Market Hall, according to Brooklyn Paper. 445 Albee Square West, in the Dekalb Market Hall

East Village: The team behind new coffee shop Cafe Joah — which means “I like” in Korean — confirmed that it opened in early August with Dole Whip soft serve and mochi donuts. A cocktail bar speakeasy, hidden behind a wall of their own brand of coffee beans, is slated to open once the team secures its liquor license. 212 Avenue A, at East 13th Street

East Village: The city is packed with omakase options, but it’s making room for another. Step in: Domakase, where 13-courses run $100 per person. The space is owned by Sueng Hoon Choi, who operates restaurants in Queens, but this is their first Manhattan project. 23 Avenue B, near East Second Street

East Village: The owners of Vietnamese barbecue restaurant Madame Vo have rebranded the space as Monsieur Vo, now focusing on “the food of their fathers.” The grill tables of the previous restaurant have made way for more meats and seafoods, including a Vietnamese beef tartare of sorts. 104 Second Avenue, between East Sixth and Seventh streets

Financial District: Italian restaurant chain Serafina is on an expansion tear with its fast-casual offshoot Serafina Express. According to a representative, the Financial District outpost opened earlier this week, while seven more are slated to open in the coming months across the city. 30 Broad Street, near Exchange Place

Flatbush: The Taco Mami’s, a restaurant “paying homage to Afro Mexicans” opened in Brooklyn in late July. The menu lists curried goat, hard shell beef tacos, plantain chips with guacamole, and lots of tequila. 706 Rogers Avenue, near Lenox Road

Fort Greene: According to business improvement district FAB Fulton, Not 711, a new Black-owned cafe serving coffee, smoothies, cake jars, and cookies debuted this week in the neighborhood. It may not be a 7/11 but it is located at 711 Fulton Street. 711 Fulton Street, between Fort Greene and St. Felix places

Greenpoint: Yasu Hirashiki, a veteran sushi chef who ran Sushi Yasu in Forest Hills, is now behind the counter at U Omakase, an intimate sushi spot where a 13-course omakase is served at a single communal table. The $89-per-person menu changes based on availability, with pork belly, wagyu beef, and oysters with caviar listed in the past. There are two seatings each night, and one on Sunday, available by reservation only. 173 Greenpoint Avenue, between Leonard and Eckford streets

Harlem: A new jazz bar and barbecue joint is now sizzling in Sugar Hill, the New York Times reports. The Porch features barbecue staples mixed with Cajun influences in a kitchen led by Matt Fisher, a pitmaster alum of heavy hitters like Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue and Dinosaur Barbecue. 750A St. Nicholas Avenue, between West 147th and 148th streets

Kips Bay: After first opening in Harlem a year ago, fast-casual Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken spot Chick Inn flaps its wings down in Kips Bay this week, according to a representative. 415 Third Avenue, at East 29th Street

Meatpacking District: The luxe home goods store formerly known as Restoration Hardware, now RH, brought two restaurant concepts to Manhattan earlier this month: the Dining Room, a live-fire restaurant with whole fish and $125 wagyu steaks, and the soon-to-open Champagne and Caviar Bar, an underground lair with a half-dozen types of roe. 55 Gansevoort Street, between Ninth and Hudson Street

Midtown East: French cafe chain Maman opened a new location in Midtown East last month. A second outpost is set to open at 155 East 44th Street, near Third Avenue, in October. 667 Lexington Ave, between East 55th and 56th streets

Midtown West: Carla, a buzzy gastropub that opened its first location in Long Island City in 2021, rolled out a second location in Midtown last month. Look for a menu of cocktails such as hibiscus margaritas or adult Capri Sun (rum and citrus juices), along with eats like tacos, quesadillas, wings, burgers, and banh mi. 331 W. 51st Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues

Park Slope: Pecking House, a pop-up that once had a waitlist of about 10,000 people, opened a permanent location last week with salted duck yolk fried chicken, chicken salt french fries, mapo tofu sandwiches, and, of course, a line wrapping around the block. 244 Flatbush Avenue, at Saint Marks Avenue

Times Square: The Charlie Palmer team debuted Aperibar, serving 26 kinds of prosecco and aperitivi from inside the Luma Hotel Times Square. 120 W. 41st Street, near Sixth Avenue

September 8

Bed-Stuy: Refuge is a new coffee shop with espresso drinks, vegan pastries, and communal backyard seating. 80 Vernon Avenue, at Marcy Avenue

Carroll Gardens: Gus’s Chop House is a new European-style chophouse with “old-school flair” from Chris McDade and James O’Brien, the team behind nearby Columbia Waterfront District Italian spot Popina. The menu features pork shoulder, beef coulotte, hash browns with smoked trout roe, potatoes with horseradish, shrimp cocktail, oysters, as well as pavlova with figs for dessert. McDade told Grub Street earlier this month the difference between a chophouse and a steakhouse: “it’s not an expense-account place. It’s a lot of meat, but it also focuses on fish and vegetables,” and hopes it will be a neighborhood spot. 215 Union Street, at Henry Street

Chelsea: Natural wine bar and vegan Mexican spot Pia opened inside of the Chelsea Market in May, according to the team. The owners are behind Bar Suzette, also in the market. 75 Ninth Avenue, at West 15th Street

East Village: Compilation Coffee is a new coffee shop where every drink is $5 “in perpetuity,” according to a representative. 102 St. Mark’s Place, between First Avenue and Avenue A

East Village: The Fragile Flour has opened one door east of the newly opened raw food tasting menu, Rabbit, also from Ravi DeRossi’s Overthrow Hospitality. Pastry chef and burlesque dancer Lady Ashton Warren, formerly at Restaurant Marc Forgione, spearheads desserts. Look for items like “tiramisu,” coffee-rum-soaked chocolate cake with hazelnut “mascarpone,” and lemon chamomile cream pie with bruleed meringue. 122 E. Seventh Street, near Avenue A

Flatiron: The Florida-based fast-casual chain Effin Egg opened earlier this summer, a fast-casual shop designed for pick-up and third-party delivery, according to Restaurant News. “Good Effin Mornin” is the tagline for the restaurant that offers egg-based sandwiches, tacos, burritos, bagels, and bowls Prices range from $7 to $14. 38 E. 23rd Street, near Park Avenue South

Kips Bay: A new modern Korean restaurant called Sam Sunny, opened this summer in Manhattan. The 80-seat restaurant features a menu of kimchi soup with pork belly, rolled galbi skewers, braised oxtail, and sides like an egg souffle. 517 Second Avenue, near East 29th Street

Tribeca: Le Salon is a new French-inspired cocktail bar from Thyme Bar, according to a representative. Bar bites include truffle steak tartare and fried polenta; it’s attached to Chanson Le Salon, the flagship of bakery Patisserie Chanson. 355 Greenwich Street, at Harrison Street

Williamsburg: Bryan Chunton and Pei Wei have switch their former Tiger Prawn space for the second location of their Isan hit, Zaab Zaab, now open, Chunton confirms. Chef Kannika Kittipinyovath steers a menu that leans heavily into Isan-style seafood with dishes like oysters with papaya salad — though greatest hits from the Elmhurst location, such as salt-crusted and pandan-stuffed fish or larb ped udon with minced duck, are also available. The location has a full bar that boasts ya dong, a version of Thai moonshine made from fermented rice and herbs. 208 Grand Street, between Driggs and Bedford avenues

September 1

Carroll Gardens: The Bar Bête team has opened a second restaurant down the street, but instead of French food, it’s a more casual luncheonette called Ruthie’s. The menu lists baked corn cheese dip, a blue cheese burger with spicy mustard, and peach and burrata salad. 241 Smith Street, at Douglass Street

Chinatown: Gai Kitchen is a new Thai food stall joining the vendors at the Mott Street Eatery food court, which debuted in the area last fall. 98 Mott Street, between Hester and Canal streets

Clinton: Clementine Bakery is building a mini vegan empire in central Brooklyn. The team runs multiple locations of the French-themed coffee shop Le Petit Monstre, cocktail bar Izzy Rose, and now the summer launch of Dreamery. Located next door to their bakery, Dreamery might just fill the Clinton Hill soft serve void. 299 Greene Avenue, near Classon Avenue

Chelsea: Cucina Alba has opened near the High Line in a residential building from Thomas Heatherwick, the artist who made the Hudson Yards Vessel. The restaurant from Prince Street Hospitality features Adam Leonti cooking “vacation Italian,” which includes a menu of four pastas that will switch out with the season, an Italian wine list, and an emphasis on bread, with grains milled in-house. 515 W. 18th Street, between 10th and 11th avenues

Dumbo: Pearl Street Supper Club is a new 10-course, 10-seat tasting menu counter, led by Aska alum Chris Cote. The menu, focused on seafood and veggies, is “modern New England cuisine,” the Connecticut native tells Grub Street. Dishes include blue fish, live scallops, and monkfish tails, priced at $125 per person. 147 Front Street, between Pearl and Jay streets

Fort Greene: A new coffee shop named Textbook is now open with sandwiches stuffed with egg and other fillings, like a version with chorizo and manchego. 118 Dekalb Avenue, at St. Felix Street

South Slope: A new Peruvian restaurant called Mikhuy is cooking up salchipapas, ceviche, and maduros in South Brooklyn. 524 Fourth Avenue, near 14th Street

Upper East Side: Flex Mussels has moved after 15 years to another spot in the same neighborhood. At 160 seats, the new location is larger than both the original and the West Village outpost. Other changes include menu tweaks like crudos and ceviches made with local fish as well as expanding oyster varieties. For a bit of a show, there’s new-hire Patrick McMurray, a Canadian who has apparently set a world record for fast shucking, the Times reports. 1431 Third Avenue, at East 81st Street

Upper West Side: Upper East Side institution William Greenberg Desserts, which first opened in 1946, is bringing its rugelach, black and white cookies, and Linzer cookies to the Upper West Side, in the former home of Jacques Torres’s chocolate shop, a representative tells Eater. 285 Amsterdam Avenue, between 73rd and 74th streets

West Village: What began as a pandemic-era pop-up with Colombian-style empanadas to feed hospitality workers developed into stints at the Union Square Holiday Market and Smorgasburg. Earlier this summer, Nadas opened a permanent shop with mango pork, guava and cheese, and beef empanadas, all of which are gluten-free. 48 Greenwich Avenue, between Charles and Perry streets

Williamsburg: Padel Haus, a 16,000-square-foot, members-only club in South Williamsburg devoted to padel, a game that’s similar to tennis, but with a shortened court size and perforated racket, has debuted the Juice Bar. Both are owned by Santiago Gomez, co-founder of Cosme and Atla. Locations in Long Island City and Manhattan are in the works. 307 Kent Avenue, near South Third Street