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Abe & Arthur's
409 W 14th St at Ninth Ave (646-289-3930)
This time last year, Brasserie alum Franklin Becker was preparing to take on the tapas craze at the now-shuttered Tierra. Now he's returning to his time-tested American-bistro roots at this bar and lounge in the former Lotus space.

Bill's Bar & Burger
22 Ninth Ave between 13th and 14th Sts (no phone yet)
An American bar and restaurant from Stephen Hanson's B.R. Guest restaurant group opens in the onetime Hog Pit space. No-nonsense fare like burgers, onion rings and hot dogs will go with the domestic beer selection.

Bistro Vendme
405 E 58th St at First Ave (no phone yet)
Pascal and Virginie Petiteau, both former Jubilee partners, open their own classic bistro, with Pascal in the kitchen and Virginie running the floor.

187 Columbus Ave between 68th and 69th Sts (no phone yet)
Just steps from chef David Ruggerio's two other eateries (Lansky's and Sushi A-Go-Go), this Italian confectionery aims to cash in on the sacred New York ritual of coffee and doughnuts. Expect lattes, gelati and the namesake deep-fried nibbles in a wide range of flavors.

The Breslin
Three reasons to go to The Breslin Bar and Dining Room

East Side Social Club
230 E 51st St between Second and Third Aves (no phone yet)
Billy Gilroy (Employees Only, Macao Trading Co.) opens an old-school restaurant and bar designed to evoke the 1940s. Gilroy's son, Devon, is responsible for the kitchen's Italian-American food, while his brother, Jim, and daughter, Grace, will run the front of house. As always, cocktails will play an important role.

Fatty Cue
91 South 6th St at Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (no phone yet)
The world's longest wait for Asian-accented pulled pork is scheduled to come to an end, when Zak Pelaccio (along with pit master Robbie Richter) opens his much delayed spin-off of Fatty Crab. Thus will begin the world's second-longest wait for Asian-accented pulled pork: the wait for a table.

150--152 W 10th St at Waverly Pl (212-229-9270)
Double Crown and Madam Geneva will lose three members of their crack cocktail team—Brian McGrory, Donal Brophy and Mary Wan—to this Scottish gastropub, which has been more than two years in the making. The bar will focus on artisanal Scotches, malts and gins from the motherland.

Le Caprice in the Hotel Pierre
795 Fifth Ave at 61st St (no phone yet)
Richard Caring's famed London eatery, Le Caprice, is coming to New York, in the spot formerly occupied by the Hotel Pierre's caf. Chef Michael Hartnell will serve neoclassics from the original, like Thai-baked sea bass and salmon fish cakes.

The Manhattan Inn
632 Manhattan Ave between Bedford and Nassau Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (no phone yet)
The big, green locavore flag is set to fly over yet another Brooklyn eatery. This time it's a bar-caf-restaurant combo from Brooke Baxter and Rolyn Hu, the co-owners of Glasslands Gallery. The contractor, Evan Haslegrave, was last seen turning sewing machines into beer taps at Elsa: Look for more fun repurposing here.

Rare Bar & Grill
The Chelsea Wyndham Hotel, 152 W 26th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (no phone yet)
Rare's deluxe eight-ounce beef patties get a spacious new home in the newly built Chelsea Wyndham Hotel; a rooftop bar will allow for alfresco dining with skyline views.

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Stuffed Artisan Cannolis
176 Stanton St between Attorney and Clinton Sts (212-995-2266)
With its origins as a street-fair cart in Little Italy, this dessert spot offers cannoli in all sorts of inventive flavors, from original to PB&J.




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