Cocktails at Sugar Monk, Aussie fare at Hole in the Wall and more NYC openings

Blank Slate's latest endeavor is in midtown with craft beer and wine, diet-friendly foods, and artisanal treats.  Photo Credit: Reed Photographic

New restaurants and bars seem to open every day in New York City. Here’s a look at some of the latest to debut.

Blank Slate's latest endeavor is in midtown with craft beer and wine, diet-friendly foods, and artisanal treats. 
Blank Slate’s latest endeavor is in midtown with craft beer and wine, diet-friendly foods, and artisanal treats.  Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Winter

New restaurants and bars seem to open every day in New York City. Here’s a look at some of the latest to debut.

Blank Slate

Husband and wife Zach Israel and Ashley Jaffe opened their second Blank Slate Coffee and Kitchen in midtown recently with all kinds of fun and flavors. The restaurant offers gourmet breakfasts, sandwiches, artisan coffee and teas, and plenty of craft beer and wine. It also offers gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant is open Mon.-Thurs. from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fri.-Sun. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; 941 Second Ave., midtown, blankslatenyc.com

East Wind Snack Shop

East Wind Snack Shop is bringing old school Chinatown favorites to Carroll Gardens with Chinese teahouse desserts and homemade dumplings. 
East Wind Snack Shop is bringing old school Chinatown favorites to Carroll Gardens with Chinese teahouse desserts and homemade dumplings.  Photo Credit: Chris Cheung

East Wind Snack Shop is inspired by Chinatown teahouses and focuses on homemade foods with some of the best ingredients. It serves up dumplings made from scratch and cooked to order, natural bubble tea and slow roasted short rib beef chow fun noodles. The new Carroll Gardens location even has dragon’s beard hand-pulled cotton candy, a traditional Chinese sweet. East Wind is open every day from noon to 9 p.m.; 253 Smith St., Carroll Gardens, eastwindsnackshop.com

Sugar Monk

Sugar Monk is bringing the vibe of the Harlem Renaissance to life with their speakeasy-inspired mixology bar in Central Harlem. 
Sugar Monk is bringing the vibe of the Harlem Renaissance to life with their speakeasy-inspired mixology bar in Central Harlem.  Photo Credit: Simon Jutras

Two artists walked into a bar — and then they turned it into a mixology cocktail salon. Award-winning mixologist and visual artist Ektoras Binikos, of Aureole, Oceana, and Michelin Star restaurateur Gabriel Kreuther, paired up with photographer and designer Simon Jutras to create Sugar Monk in Harlem. The bar is a salute to Harlem’s Renaissance-era speak-easies and a place for stimulating conversation over unique drinks such as the Bemsha Swing, The Blessed Thistle, Topsy-Turvy and Oblivion. Sugar Monk is open Tues.-Thurs. from 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri.-Sat. from 6 p.m.-4 a.m., and Sun. from 5 p.m.- midnight; 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Central Harlem, sugarmonklounge.com

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is taking Australian favorites to new heights in Manhattan with new recipes by executive chef Brent Hudson.
Hole in the Wall is taking Australian favorites to new heights in Manhattan with new recipes by executive chef Brent Hudson. Photo Credit: Samantha Hillman

The restaurant was started by Perth, Australia native Barry Dry and executive chef Brent Hudson, of Sugar Momma and The Sentry, and features lots of spins on Aussie favorites. Menu items include char grilled branzino filet with Tuscan kale, mustard glazed pork neck with walnut apple chutney, vegan Bolognese and more. The new favorite at the American Copper building is open every day from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. for brunch and 6-11 p.m. for dinner. Happy hour is also available daily from 4-6 p.m.; 626 First Ave., Murray Hill, holeinthewallnyc.com.

Dalup Modern Indian

Former "Top Chef" contestant Dave Martin helped curate Dalup Modern Indian, which will offer quick and simple Indian dishes. 
Former "Top Chef" contestant Dave Martin helped curate Dalup Modern Indian, which will offer quick and simple Indian dishes.  Photo Credit: Dalup Modern Indian by Simmer Group

This new spot is all about bringing people good karma and even better Southern Indian fare. Dalup Modern India was developed by “Top Chef” alum Dave Martin, who worked with restaurant Chama Mama as well. Dalup Modern Indian features chicken tikka masala naan roll, a build-your-own veggie korma bowl and even made-to-order dosas with the restaurant’s custom built dosa machine. The restaurant is open Mon.-Sun. from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; 350 Seventh Ave., Chelsea, dalup.com

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