New restaurant openings
Pies N Thighs: After a two-year wait, chef-owners Sarah Buck, Carolyn Bane and Erika Geldzahler opened a new location of Pies N Thighs in Williamsburg last week. Dishes include biscuits and gravy ($6), fried chicken with one side and a biscuit ($10), and a pulled pork sandwich, which comes with one side ($10). 166 South 4th St at Driggs Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 347-529-6090Hecho en Dumbo: Danny Mena and Ethan Smith introduced Manhattan to Hecho en Dumbo last. This authentic Mexico City-style restaurant has of an exposed brick ceiling and seats with a view of the open kitchen. Specialties include pescado a la plancha ($15) and mole negro ($16). 354 Bowery, near 4th St., 212-937-4245
Satay Junction : The West Village has welcomed a new Indonesian restaurant. Authentic skewered meats and vegetables will be the draw. Delivery and dine-in options are available.
28 Greenwich Ave., btwn Charles and W. 10th St., 212-929-9400
Vareli: Chef Amitzur Mor of Gramercy Tavern and Bouley fame is bringing Mediterranean cuisine to Morningside Heights. The restaurant wine bar will offer more than 100 international wines.
2869 Broadway, btwn 111th and 112th Sts, 212-678-8585
Pain D’Avignon: This is Long Island City-based wholesale bakery’s first
retail store is now located on the Lower East Side*. This outlet promises a kalamata
olive bread (2 pound: $5.75/ mini: $2.25), a petit-baguette ($2.25) and a
mini seven-grain loaf ($2.25).
*Essex Street Market, 120 Essex St at Delancey St., 212-673-4950