187 Orchard Street New York, NY (212) 460-5300
Blue Ribbon has added another location to their empire in the Thompson LES Hotel on Orchard Street. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is bringing you more upscale food including their fried chicken with wasabi honey and eight different choices of fried rice. The fish is fresh and imported daily from Japan. Plates range from the small style bbq yakitori plates to large dishes including 16-piece pork ribs.
345 West 35th Street New York, NY 646-200-8857
This new hot spot just opened their doors in the TRYP New York City Times Square South Hotel. It is a casual yet chic dining establishment that serves Mediterranean and International tapas brought to you by Executive Chef John Walsh. Guests will be able to choose from over 20 different small dishes with hand-crafted cocktails and wines from the most popular regions throughout the Mediterranean.
510 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY
Daniel Mancini, opened Meatball Obsession a couple of weeks ago. This establishment was designed by Richard Lewis who is also responsible for Balthazar, Commune and Bond45. Hudson Bread makes this establishment's bread and sandwiches can either be served on ciabatta, pita or with Parmesan bread meant for dipping.
109A N. 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY
Parish Hall, a spin-off of Egg Restaurant has been open for lunch for the past few weeks and is now finally open for dinner. This popular farm-to-table concept that was developed at Egg will also be found at Parish Hall. Their lunch menu includes a Roast Lamb Shoulder sandwich and a Ham & Butter Sandwich.
268 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY 718-422-0065.
The couple behind El Quinto Pino and Txikito in Chelsea, just opened a new Spanish restaurant serving small plates in Carroll Gardens. Alex Raij and Eder Montero decided to open up a Brooklyn location once they found that the old Breukelen was up for sale, an establishment that existed in a "real neighborhood," according to Grub Street. The food will also be inspired by some of the Jewish and Moorish traditions that were once found in Spanish food.
47-18 Vernon Blvd. Queens, NY 718-606-6500
Our favorite West Village burger joint that serves up great, affordable bar food with half pints of McSorley's, now has another location in Long Island City. This is their second location and what a great neighborhood to have it in. They will be serving up the same menu, so you can still order the usual, Bistro burger with fries and a beer. YUM!
37 7th Avenue New York, NY 212-343-7011
185 Orchard Street
This new German bakery and beer bar has opened two locations at once, one in the West Village and the other in the Lower East Side. The bakery's Flagship will be in the Village and they will serve fresh bread, fancy pretzels and savory Bavarian-styled open faced sandwiches. Hoss, Hopf, Reutberger and Schonramer are all available on tap or it is available to take out in a growler if you wish.
30 East 13th Street New York, NY 212-510-7881
Taboonette, the new casual spot in the village, is a perfect place for all the NYU students and locals. Serving "pocket food," meaning that most of the menu is served in a pita, this blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine is not only affordable, but also delicious. We suggest you try the Kebab Laffa, it is definitely the way to go if you are looking for a meat-centric "pocket". It is served with tahini, lamb shoulder, hangar steak, roasted vegetables and a salad with fresh mint topped with cilantro.