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It was an eventful year for NYC dining in 2015: fried chicken joints stole the spotlight, along with nouveau Korean restaurants and trussed-up vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Though its got a tough act to follow, 2016 is already teeming with new, equally mouthwatering prospects. From long-awaited efforts (you may recognize some still-delayed holdovers from last year) to surprising newcomers, mark your calendars for the best NYC restaurant openings in 2016.
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