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Reason No. 467 why New York City is the best place in the universe? You could eat at a different restaurant every night for the rest of your life and never run out of options. And this month, those options include spiked queso, handmade chitarra pasta and even some seriously fancy hot dogs. 

Check out our guide to the best new places to eat in NYC right now.

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Pair the tiny but tasty tacos at this new Park Slope Mexican joint with a bay-leaf-infused margarita and the Brooklyn Queso, spiked with Victoria Lager.

216 Flatbush Ave. (at Bergen St.), Brooklyn; 718-576-3521 or

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Grub Street


This cozy pizzeria (by the folks at Box Kite) is the East Village newcomer that everyone is buzzing about. And it’s taking “handmade” to the extreme--the flour for the dough is even ground in-house.

204 E. 13th St. (between Second and Third aves.); 212-598-3080 or

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Celebrate summer’s final glorious weeks with light Italian fare, including homemade whole-wheat chitarra pasta, zucchini salad with pecorino and crushed fingerling potatoes with goat’s labne.

1133 Broadway (at 26th St.); 212-498-9696 or

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The charcuterie masters at Schaller & Weber have somehow figured out how to turn the hot dog into a thing of beauty. Take this Saigon Special for instance, which is bauernwurst topped with daikon-carrot slaw, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro and Sriracha aioli. 

1652 Second Ave. (at 86th St.); 212 879-3047 or

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Urban Daddy


The owners of Williamsburg favorites The Bedford and Roebling Sporting Club are trying the U.W.S. on for size, with a hearty menu featuring five-cheese ravioli and cauliflower steak. And you know how we feel about cauliflower.

2758 Broadway (at 106th St.); 212-203-9954 or

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Former Spasso and Gramercy Tavern chef Ed Carew is bringing a touch of sophistication to rotisserie meat in his new Murray Hill space. What?s for dinner? Latin American-inspired chicken, pork and a rotating ?beast of the week.? 

439 Third Ave. (between 30th and 31st sts.); 212-889-6298 or

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