Danny Meyer’s food empire has already conquered the fast-casual burger market with its ubiquitous Shake Shack domination. Now it tries its hand at another Gotham favorite: pizza. The Union Square Hospitality Group chef Nick Anderer (Maialino, Marta) mans the kitchen of this new za-focused spot. Influenced by the street pizzerias in Rome, the casual restaurant will churn out affordable pies, like the simple Margherita, or more top-heavy options like capricciosa (artichokes, ham, mushrooms, black olives, mozzarella, sunny-side-up egg) and ortolana (kale, black olives, mozzarella, pecorino romano). The 48-seat interior mimics the Eternal City with rustic terra-cotta accents, worn tile wainscoting and open-hearth ovens.
Theres no such thing as a summer slow down for the city's dining scene. August's hottest new restaurant openings include a Harlem ice cream shop, a healthy-ish all-day cafe, and a Roman-style pizza joint from Danny Meyer. Here are the best new restaurants that debuted in New York this August.
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