The Meatball Shop Opens a New Spot in Chelsea
Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman will now be slinging meatballs around Chelsea at the Meatball Shop's newest outpost. The spot on Ninth Avenue has 60 seats, a new cocktail list (including jello shots), and "Underballs," a first-come first-serve bar in the basement, which serves the full menu and is available for private parties. New to the menu is a Bratwurst Ball made of house-made sausage and a beer-mustard sauce. Rumors suggest that the meatball men will look towards opening an Upper East Side location in the spring. 200 Ninth Ave.
Pie Face, the Australian pie shop, opened its third location in New York on Tuesday near Penn Station. In addition to the regular menu, the Aussie chain added mini quiches to the breakfast options and a self-serve coffee bar. Eight more Pie Faces are expected to open in the U.S. by the end of the year. In the mean time, stop by the new storefront for free samples and a chance to win free pies by spinning a prize wheel until 6 p.m. tonight only in honor of the grand opening. 469 Seventh Ave.
Jennifer Klein of Wine & Roses opened Dakota Bar, a new cocktail bar on the Upper West Side, West Side Rag reported. The menu features pasta bowls, salads, sandwiches, and small plates like shrimp bruschetta, sliders, and mini empanadas. 53 W. 72nd St.
Wise Men is the newest bar on the Bowery, but with no sign the newcomer is easy to miss. According to EV Local, Christina Chin opened the cocktail bar as a nod to her parents who owned a "meat and martini bar" by the same name in Chinatown. The newest incarnation serves upscale bar food like stuffed mushrooms, apple rumaki, and crab toast. The drink list -- all are $12 -- features mixtures of tequila, gin, Campari, and Fernet. 355 Bowery