New & Noteworthy (week of Feb. 10)

I have a weakness for really good roast chicken so while I appreciated Suzanne Cupps’ work at Untitled, I didn’t rush to add 232 Bleecker, the new sit-down restaurant from Dig (the Danny Meyers-backed group that owns the chain, Dig Inn).  Then this article from Eater’s Ryan Sutton lauding the roast chicken dish with hot sauce and sweet potatoes caught my attention.  As we saw with Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto, a great roast chicken with a nice glass of wine is worth the trek. I need to find my way over to Bleecker and Carmine soon.

232 Bleecker Opened mid-December

The Banty Rooster Opened mid-December

Da Toscano Opened early-February

Ernesto’s Opened early-January

Kochi Opened early-November

Lekka Burger Opened mid-November

Nami Nori Opened early-October 

Piggyback NYC Opened mid-January

Sampotei Opened late-January

Verōnika Opened early-January

This weekly list is not comprehensive of every new place but a short alphabetized list of new places that I think are notable.  Restaurants that have been open for more than four months will not be included.