Spin-offs and siblings

The Meatball Shop and Dos Toros are among the favorites expanding their reach this season.

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  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celestino

    Celestino

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Dos Toros: Mexican

    Burrito at Dos Toros

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Meatball Shop West Village

    Sliders at Meatball Shop West Village

  • Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Mexicue

    Tacos at Mexicue

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    The Smith

    Fried calamari at The Smith

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Socarrat East

    Paella at Socarrat East

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Celestino

Celestino

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
Ice-cream truckers Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff will soon offer their quirky soft-serve creations in a small East Village shop. Decorating their first brick-and-mortar endeavor is a giant unicorn mural bedazzled with 6,000 Swarovski crystals. The pair will pad their menu with sweet treats from flea-market friends: La Newyorkina (ice pops), Melt Bakery (ice cream sandwiches) and Danny Macaroons. 125 E 7th St between First Ave and Ave A (212-533-9333). Late August.

Celestino
Chef Massimiliano Nanni left Bed-Stuy pizzeria Saraghina to open this Mediterranean seafood restaurant and oyster bar in the nabe. The 40-seat nautically themed joint is outfitted with lobster traps, world maps and a deep-diver suit. 562 Halsey St between Malcolm X Blvdand Stuyvesant Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn (no phone yet). Late September.

Corner Bistro
Chefs and night owls flocked to this West Village landmark for its standout burgers long before Pat LaFrieda became part of the patty lexicon. Soon Queens diners will be able to chow down on the legendary sammies at the joint's first outpost in Long Island City. 47-18 Vernon Blvd between 47th Ave and 47th Rd, Long Island City, Queens (no phone yet). Late September.

Culture Club
The '80s-themed dance club moves from downtown to midtown. 29 W 39th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-921-1999). Mid-September.

Don Antonio
Kests master pizzaiolo Roberto Caporuscio will join forces with his Naples mentor, Don Antonio, for this 70-seat pie joint. The two collaborate on traditional (Margherita) and creative (ricotta-stuffed crust) Neapolitan-style pies. Look out for the montanara—a pizza crisped in a deep fryer, topped with tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella and basil and finished in an imported wood-burning oven. 309 W 50th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (no phone yet). Mid-October.

Dos Toros
Brothers Leo and Oliver Kremer will bring their Food & Drink Award--winning burritos to the Upper East Side with this third location of their San Francisco--style taqueria. 1111 Lexington Ave between 77th and 78th Sts (no phone yet). Late September.

Ed's Lobster Bar Annex
Ed McFarland offers small plates (skate sliders) at this offshoot of his Soho lobster-roll shack. Like the original, the 65-seat space will be outfitted with natural wood floors and a white Carrara marble bar, but this spot will also have a retractable-canopy-covered backyard. 25 Clinton St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (212-777-7370). Late August.

F. Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries
Burger fanatics will have a new reason to trek to Queens when the storied butcher shop opens a fast-food joint next door. The all-Angus patties are made fresh throughout the day from a mix of chuck, short rib and brisket. 61-08 Woodside Ave at 61st St, Woodside, Queens (718-651-5544). Mid-September.

Fatty 'Cue
Zakary Pelaccio and company rework the former Cabrito space into a sequel to their Williamsburg smokehouse. The Manhattan location will carry over a few signature items, like pork ribs and smoked pig shoulder, but the menu here will offer market-driven dishes as well. The narrow space will be outfitted with tufted dark-green leather booths, orange-red chairs made of recycled Coca-Cola bottles and a communal wood table in the back. 50 Carmine St between Bedford and Bleecker Sts (212-929-5050). Early September.

5 Napkin Burger
The upscale-burger chainlet will open its fourth New York City location, in the East Village. 150 E 14th St at Third Ave (no phone yet). Mid-November.

Forcella
Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani (Olio Pizza e Pi) puts an unconventional twist on traditional Neapolitan pies—he deep-fries the dough in a pan and then finishes the crispy rounds in a wood-burning oven. Try them topped with tomato sauce, house-made mozzarella and fresh basil at his second shop (the first location opened in Williamsburg earlier this year). 334 Bowery between Bond and E 3rd Sts (no phone yet). Late September.

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
The team behind East Village Italian favorite Il Buco will open this wine bar, restaurant and specialty-foods market peddling house-made salumi, fresh-baked breads and Miami's Panther coffee. The new shop will feature an original light fixture by Warren Muller similar to those found in Il Buco. 53 Great Jones St between Bowery and Lafayette St (212-837-2622). Late September.

Island Burgers & Shakes
The Hell's Kitchen stalwart expands to the Upper West Side with its first outpost. Choose from 64 different kinds of hand-formed burgers and 24 craft beers. 422 Amsterdam Ave between 80th and 81st Sts (no phone yet). Early September.

Kimchi Grill
Phillip Lee and Youngsun Lee—the pair behind the roving Mexi-Korean truck Kimchi Taco—will open their first brick-and-mortar joint. This location will offer an expanded menu of Mexican-inflected updates on traditional Korean dishes, including kimchi quesadillas and burritos. 766 Washington Ave between Park and Sterling Pls, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-360-1839). Mid-October.

The Meatball Shop
After conquering the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow take their ber-popular mix-and-match menu of meatballs to the West Village. 64 Greenwich Ave between Perry St and Seventh Ave (no phone yet). Late October.

Mexicue
Owner David Schillace and chef Thomas Kelly (Craft, Hearth), who started doling out their Mexi-BBQ plates from a roving truck, open their second brick-and-mortar shop, this time in the Lower East Side. 106 Forsyth St between Broome and Grand Sts (646-559-4100). Early September.

Sauce
East Village impresario Frank Prisinzano (Frank, Lil' Frankie's, Supper) expands his domain to the Lower East Side with this casual Italian restaurant. 78 Rivington St at Allen St (212-420-7700). Early October.

The Smith
The popular East Village brasserie opens a 200-seat outpost with an L-shaped zinc bar in midtown. Menu favorites from the original—such as "Brooklyn-style" fried calamari with marinara—will travel uptown, plus this location will feature a raw bar. 956 Second Ave at 51st St (212-644-2700). Mid-September.

Socarrat East
Spanish-food lovers will soon have roomier digs for enjoying the country's famed rice dish, at this bi-level eatery, the third location for the popular paella bar. 953 Second Ave between 50th and 51st Sts (212-219-0101). Late November.

STK Midtown
The swank STK will open a midtown clone, serving the same wide-ranging menu of grilled meats, seafood dishes and salads. 1114 Sixth Ave at 43rd St (646-624-2455). Early October.

Sullivan St Bakery
Bread whisperer Jim Lahey opens a second branch of his midtown bakery. In addition to his superlative pastries and flatbreads, diners can choose from a full menu of breakfast-to-dinner items, such as egg-and-ham sandwiches and lasagna. 236 Ninth Ave between 24th and 25th Sts (no phone yet). Mid-October.

Toloache 82
Chef Julian Medina adds to his growing empire of Latin American restaurants (Yerba Buena, Coppelia) with this second spin-off of his upscale midtown restaurant. 166 E 82nd St between Lexington and Third Aves (no phone yet). Mid-September.

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