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New Stuff Happening Around the City
Lucali in Carroll Gardens opened for outdoor dining last Sunday. There’s a patio where parking spots used to be, as well as a little backyard with potted plants and lights. You can call 718-858-4086 to make a reservation starting at 2pm every day except Tuesday.
The NYC hospitality industry is processing the news of indoor dining reopening on September 30th. In partnership with our colleagues over at Zagat, we published a collection of the restaurant community’s reactions to this next phase. Read their perspectives here.
For the first time in a while, you can now eat roast duck carved tableside at Hwa Yuan Szechuan. This excellent Chinatown spot recently reopened for outdoor service on East Broadway, and it’s a great place for an impressive eating experience with a date or your family.
This week, Le Bernardin announced that they will reopen on September 30th for indoor dining service between Tuesday and Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm. Reservations are currently open online or you can call 212-554-1515 to book a table.
Public Records is selling some cool t-shirts online and at their spot in Gowanus. They’ve also been hosting a series of outdoor film screenings on Wednesday nights. You can book a table for this week’s contemporary dance film online.
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Starting September 16th, the online wine shop Parcelle is hosting a pop-up wine bar on Hudson Street in the West Village from Wednesday to Saturday through October. In addition to bottles and carefully curated wines by the glass, they’ll have snacks like tartare and ricotta. You can book a table on Resy by making a $5 donation to The Roots Fund, which benefits Black and Indigenous communities in the wine world.
Attention all those who like beer gossip: Evil Twin Brewing announced that they’re opening a second taproom location in Dumbo. It’s projected to open early next year. Their first location is in Ridgewood, and it makes for a great spot to hang out on a Saturday.
If you’re looking for a place to watch football that’s not the same place you spend the rest of your days, The Grand Delancey on the LES is now showing games every Sunday at the Market Line’s shared outdoor patio. Expect a huge range of beer as well as food and drinks from other Market Line vendors like End’s Meat, People’s Wine, Nom Wah, Slice Joint, and more.
Where To Watch Sports Outside In NYC
Holiday & Election Updates
It’s Rosh Hashanah this weekend, and you may need to figure out an eating plan. We wrote about ten NYC restaurants offering delivery, takeout, and outdoor dining specials for the holiday. Shana tova.
Every first Friday of the month until the presidential election, restaurants like Lighthouse, Mission Chinese Food, Huertas, and Ops will donate their proceeds to benefit five grassroots voting organizations across the country. It’s part of a national program called Dine For Democracy, and the next night is happening on October 2nd. Learn more and see the full list of participating restaurants here.
The deadline to register to vote in New York is October 9th. We wrote about everything you need to make sure you do that here.
14 NYC Restaurants Offering Rosh Hashanah Specials
Openings, Closings, & New Menus
In restaurant openings news, there’s a new Mexican restaurant in Clinton Hill, a seafood spot in Jamaica, and a vegan Filipino restaurant in the East Village. Stay on top of more of the city’s newest restaurant openings here.
Chiko in Greenpoint recently started serving a new menu of Taiwanese dishes like three-cup chicken and rice, pork buns, and jasmine bubble tea. You can try some of them for delivery or takeout from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 8pm.
Unfortunately, restaurants and bars continue to close around NYC. Most recently, Black Emperor in the East Village shut down permanently. You can see the full list of NYC restaurant closings here.