Say Hello to Littleneck, Whitehall, Parm

Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.

A second location of cheesesteak purveyor Shorty's has opened in Murray Hill. It also features an extensive beer selection. [Zagat Buzz]

Smith Street has yet another new burger joint. Moo Burger will have to compete with nearby JB, another newcomer. [Serious Eats]

Gowanus welcomes a New England-style clam shack. Littleneck has famed Brooklyn chef Alan Harding at the helm. [Eater]

Veselka Bowery looks like it's open. Or is it just more teasing? We can't wait for our traditional Eastern European fare in a super-sleek modern setting. [EV Grieve]

Sons of Essex is now open in the space formerly occupied by Mason Dixon. It's fronted by a deli selling local goods like Guss' pickles and Robicelli's cupcakes. [Eater]

After a trial run in Williamsburg, Forcella has taken itself and its deep-fried pies to Manhattan. [NY Times]

The latest from the Highlands and Mary Queen of Scots team is Whitehall. This one is London-themed and, like the others, cocktail-focused. [TONY]

Gourmet grilled cheese lands on the Lower East Side with Little Muenster, offering combos like puzzone with speck on French sourdough, and Iberico with anchovies. [TONY]

East Village mainstay Mama's Food Shop will now feed the hordes of South Williamsburg. The Brooklyn outpost has the same menu of fried chicken, meat loaf, and sides. [TONY]

Tommy Lasagna aims to corner a new niche with its menu of eight to 12 lasagnas made with homemade pasta. [TONY]

Yet another Texas-inspired bar, you say? Double Wide will peddle bison meat Frito pies, sloppy joes, and pulled pork sliders in the East Village. [Thrillist]

The long-awaited Parm, from the team behind Torrisi Italian Specialties, has finally arrived. Expect chicken parm and meatball subs. [UrbanDaddy]

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