Curious about what the best new bar or restaurant is? Check out what’s going on in your neighborhood. The dark purple spots mark more recent highlights; the lighter ones are less recent.

Manhattan

The Best Fried Food In NYC While NYC will likely never match the deep-fried audacity of, say, the Minnesota State Fair, there are certainly some good-tasting things coming out of the hot oil around town these days. (Gothamist)

The Best Fried Food In NYC

The Absolute Best Indian Restaurants in New York At some point the script flipped, and with a few exceptions, the city’s top spots for Indian food are now in Manhattan. (Grub Street)

Meet NYC’s Best New Slice Of Pizza This is a terrific entry into the ever-more-burgeoning NYC pizza canon. (Gothamist)

Meet NYC’s Best New Slice Of Pizza

UES Sushi Eatery Shut Down for Roaches and Flies, Health Dept. Says Tenzan 89, at 1712 Second Ave failed a March 9 inspection due to live roaches and areas where food was exposed to potential contamination, according to Health Department records. (DNAinfo)

Playful Vegan Dishes at a New Grocery in Manhattan No, that is not smoked salmon in the deli case of the new vegan Orchard Grocer. (New York Times)

Burger joint’s signature dish is a ‘crazy’ combo Crazy Annie’s, a New American craft burger, BBQ and shake joint from the owners of trendy Harlem Tavern, has just opened uptown at 3910 Broadway. (New York Post)

Short video explains the delicious history of La Caridad A video explains how the restaurant began, and has an interview with the last surviving Cuban immigrant in the kitchen. (West Side Rag)

Short video explains the delicious history of La Caridad

Beloved UES Restaurant Mon Petit Cafe Closes After 32 Years A decades-old Upper East Side restaurant announced its closure on Facebook, saying the climate for small business “has become a crushing force.” (Gothamist)

Dole Whip, an 80s Cult Dessert at Chikarashi People have been freaking out about Dole Whip at Chikarashi, a bright yellow, usually tropical-fruit flavored, vegan soft-serve. (Eater)

Salt Bae Sprinkles His Way Into the China Grill Location The Manhattan branch has closed after nearly 30 years in business. (Eater)

This Lava Lamp Cocktail Puts All Other Drinks To Shame At The Honeywell, a 1970s-themed craft cocktail bar in Harlem, New York, bartenders whip up a glowing drink called the Funkadelic. (Delish)

Southern Cross Coffee Pays Tribute to Australian and Argentine Cultures An Australian and an Argentine have opened a new coffee shop in the East Village that draws from the cafe cultures of their home countries. (DNAinfo)

A Ramen Master Sets His Sights on the Corner Slice Ivan Orkin, whose Slurp Shop for ramen is a popular draw in the Gotham West Market, is opening his second venture there, Corner Slice. (New York Times)

Smith & Wollensky Veteran Makes His Mark in the West Village Victor Chavez who retired a little over a year ago from Smith & Wollensky to return to his native Ecuador, is back in New York and opening his own steakhouse. (New York Times)

Michelin-Starred Public Will Close This Summer Avroko Hospitality will soon close Public, its 14 year-old Michelin charmer. According to the New York Times, the Nolita restaurant will close on Saturday, June 3rd. (Eater)

Xi’an Famous Foods Patriarch Has Secretly Been Opening His Own Restaurants The local noodle chain’s new dumpling restaurant is a result of some rogue experimentation. (Eater)

A new bar, The Wooly Public, opens inside the historic downtown building, with Death & Co. and Maison Premiere vets running the drinks and food, respectively. (Gothamist)

The Woolworth Building Now Has A Bar Where You Can Channel Spirits Over Cocktails

Chinatown’s Lalo Keeps Its Sense of Humor Even as Gerardo Gonzalez adds proteins to former El Rey menu. (Eater)

Ikinari Steak, The Japanese Chain Famous For No Chairs, Opens In East Village Owner Kunio Ichinose wants to open 20 more locations in the next five years. (Eater)
Conveyor Belt Sushi Chain Yo! Will Debut In NYC Next Month This will be the UK company’s seventh US location. (Eater)

Queens

Joah Dishes Out Korean Comfort Food in Queens Joah serves a version of Korean comfort food that borrows some of its heartiest elements from America, Japan, and even Italy. (Village Voice)

A Rare Guatemalan Restaurant Is Tucked Away in Jamaica, Queens Luna de Xelaju serves ‘longbeak rattlebox’ tamales in a former pizzeria. (Eater)

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside What sets Dawa’s apart from other Tibetan-run restaurants – of which there are at least a dozen in Queens – is its dual menu, which can seat no more than 30 people at a time. (Voices of NY)

Brooklyn

Mettā Opens in Brooklyn With a Focus on Open-Fire Cooking While not every single dish will be cooked over an open fire (there’s one electric oven for prep and baking), all dishes will touch a component of fire in some way. (Grub Street)

Now Serving in Williamsburg: A Bar Hidden in a Deli Furnished with a disco ball, smoke machine, ambitious sound system and strong margaritas, it has all the fiesta of Señor Frogs in a fraction of the space. (New York Times)

Now Serving in Williamsburg: A Bar Hidden in a Deli

Luke’s Lobster Expanding in Brooklyn Bridge Park — Selfie Guide Included The shellfish shack at 11 Water St. will be taking over the Smokestack Building at Old Fulton Street, which it previously shared with sandwich shop Sub No. 7, when it reopens on March 15. (DNAinfo)

Butterfunk Kitchen Is Driven by Soul Food and Built on Memories At Butterfunk Kitchen, the deviled eggs are made wickeder by breading and deep-frying the whites, crunchy veneer giving way to wobble. (New York Times)

Katz’s Deli Says Brooklyn Outpost Just Weeks Away The new outpost will be at the DeKalb Market Hall, a large food hall that is slated to open this spring at the City Point mega-development in downtown Brooklyn. (NBC New York)

Still Got It: Gloria’s You can get a variety of roti, and other Caribbean and Trinidadian specialties like stewed oxtail, curry shrimp, curry conch and ital, not to mention drinks like sorrel and peanut punch. (Gothamist)

Still Got It: Gloria’s

The Best Barbecue From Each of the 50 States: Arrogant Swine These days you can get really good brisket and ribs all over New York City, but there’s only only place where you can get traditional North Carolina style whole hog barbecue, and that’s at Tyson Ho’s Arrogant Swine. (First We Feast)

Tel Aviv Vibes on a Cloudy Brooklyn Day The Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse, in an unassuming, predominately Hasidic neighborhood, is my stand-in for a place to which my father and sister often invite me, but one I cannot seem to reach: Israel. (Roads & Kingdoms)