Say Hello to Sauce, Battersby, Loi
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.
International Gourmet Kitchen (IGK) is a new lunch spot in Chelsea, offering great value on everything from burgers to burritos to Asian rice bowls.
Toloache 82, on the Upper East Side, is the latest addition to Julian Medina's growing Mexican and Latin empire.
Ko-Z Noodles has been open in the East Village for at least a month, serving Thai, including a vegan option.
Bowery Coffee continues the gentrification of the Bowery. It has a few tables, but is said to be "more of a to-go place."
Onegin aims to bring Russian standards, like beef stroganoff and mushroom strudel, to Greenwich Village, in a caviar-and-chandeliers setting.
In case you were wondering whatever happened to the East Village Kurve space, it's now occupied by Cooper's Craft and Kitchen, a "straightforward Irish pub."
Chimney Cake, in Long Island City, is the brainchild of a Transylvania native specializing in organic kurtoskalacs: thin sugar-crusted pastries served with toppings.
David Burke provides the eats for Greenwich Village Country Club, which features mini-golf, bocce, and shuffleboard.
Hopping on the meatball bandwagon, the Meatball Factory will turn out orbs made of turducken, braised pork, and short rib.
Coffee shop by day and restaurant by night, Sweetwolf's offers riffs on American fare, like gluten-free lobster mac 'n' cheese with quinoa pasta.
Maria Loi, who has been called the Greek Martha Stewart, has launched her eponymous restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Compass.