Say Hello to Sauce, Battersby, Loi

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.

International Gourmet Kitchen (IGK) is a new lunch spot in Chelsea, offering great value on everything from burgers to burritos to Asian rice bowls. [Midtown Lunch]

Toloache 82, on the Upper East Side, is the latest addition to Julian Medina's growing Mexican and Latin empire. [Eater]

The South Street Seaport has a new place to seek refuge from the tourist hordes. SamSara is helmed by Stanton Social alum Joshua Elliot. [Zagat Buzz]

Ko-Z Noodles has been open in the East Village for at least a month, serving Thai, including a vegan option. [EV Grieve]

Bowery Coffee continues the gentrification of the Bowery. It has a few tables, but is said to be "more of a to-go place." [EV Grieve]

Onegin aims to bring Russian standards, like beef stroganoff and mushroom strudel, to Greenwich Village, in a caviar-and-chandeliers setting. [NY Times]

The latest by Anella vets Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern is Battersby, in Cobble Hill, specializing in Mediterranean-accented American food. [Grub Street]

In case you were wondering whatever happened to the East Village Kurve space, it's now occupied by Cooper's Craft and Kitchen, a "straightforward Irish pub." [NY Times]

Frank Prisinzano, of Lil' Frankie's and Supper, is opening Sauce in the old Kampuchea space on the Lower East Side. Expect rustic Italian and other red-sauce staples. [Eater]

Chimney Cake, in Long Island City, is the brainchild of a Transylvania native specializing in organic kurtoskalacs: thin sugar-crusted pastries served with toppings. [TONY]

David Burke provides the eats for Greenwich Village Country Club, which features mini-golf, bocce, and shuffleboard. [TONY]

Hopping on the meatball bandwagon, the Meatball Factory will turn out orbs made of turducken, braised pork, and short rib. [TONY]

Coffee shop by day and restaurant by night, Sweetwolf's offers riffs on American fare, like gluten-free lobster mac 'n' cheese with quinoa pasta. [TONY]

Maria Loi, who has been called the Greek Martha Stewart, has launched her eponymous restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Compass. [Diner's Journal]

Basik is a new wine bar in Williamsburg with a team hailing from both the Breslin and the Standard. Expect small plates, cocktails, and a back garden. [Zagat Buzz]

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