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Slow-roasted pork belly at Allen & Delancey

Photo: Wen Huang

Allen & Delancey

The New American eatery slated to open last fall under chef Akhtar Nawab (the E.U.) has finally arrived—with Neil Ferguson, formerly chef at Gordon Ramsay at the London, at the helm. Expect refined seasonal eats like Berkshire pork belly served with pickled pear, creamed parsnip and fenugreek syrup. 115 Allen St at Delancey St (212-253-5400)

Amai Tea & Bake House

After selling their sought-after sweets through Manhattan vendors like Takashimaya, this local bakery and tea shop has finally gone retail. Amai features 50 varieties of mostly Japanese loose-leaf teas, plus treats such as matcha cookies. 171 Third Ave between 16th and 17th Sts (212-863-9630)

Grandaisy Bakery

An outpost of this Soho bakeshop opens on the Upper West Side. Expect thin-crust pizzas with seasonal toppings and a plethora of fresh-baked breads. 176 W 72nd St at Broadway (212-334-9435)

Irving Farm

Gramercy bean haunt 71 Irving gets a baby brother in the West Village. Irving Farm, a mostly takeout operation, hawks the same coffee-by-the-pound, roasted in a 100-year-old carriage house in the Hudson Valley. 56 Seventh Ave between 13th and 14th Sts (212-475-5200)


This East Village Tuscan-Mexican hybrid from husband-and-wife team Maristella Innocenti and Esteban Molina features cross-cultural fusions like gnocchi with a cilantro and basil pesto, and a chipotle-braised lamb shank with broccoli rabe. 647 E 11th St between Aves B and C (212-777-3355)

Momoya Amsterdam

Upper West Siders can welcome another downtown gem (see Grandaisy) to the neighborhood. Chelsea sushi destination Momoya, from Nobu and Morimoto alum Ariki Omae, opens this week. 427 Amsterdam Ave between 80th and 81st Sts (212-580-0007)

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Huckleberry Bar

Photo: Jodie Love

Huckleberry Bar

Nineteenth-century slang (“I’m your huckleberry,” or in latter-day speak, “I’m your man”) is the inspiration behind this bar from Danny Meyer alums Stephanie Schneider (Gramercy Tavern) and Andrew Boggs (Union Square Cafe, Blue Smoke). Seasonal cocktails, like a Tequila Sunrise reimagined with house-made pomegranate-agave syrup and fresh-squeezed OJ, battle for attention with ten wines by the glass and a selection of imported and domestic beers. A limited menu that includes small plates, charcuterie and sandwiches, such as homemade English muffins topped with cured anchovies and tomato-fennel marmalade, ensures you won’t leave hungry. 588 Grand St between Leonard and Lorimer Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-8555)