Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 10:45 a.m.
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.
The team behind Stuzzicheria and Pane Panelle bring you Zi' Pep, a Brooklyn-Italian clubhouse in the East Village. [TONY]
The Meatball Shop crew is opening its third location in the West Village. Slightly larger than the original in the LES, it comes only months after a Brooklyn outpost. [Zagat Buzz]
The Crown Inn is the latest by the owners of Dutch Boy Burger and Franklin Park. This Crown Heights beer bar also offers wine on tap and classic cocktails. [TONY]
A wd~50 alum is in the kitchen at Gwynnett St., serving up New American dishes like beef-rib cap with pickled bone marrow and parsley root, and Amish chicken. [TONY]
Ex-Spotted Pig chef Nate Smith, who cooked briefly at Dean Street, is now at the helm at new rustic gastropub Allswell, in Williamsburg. [Eater]
The final expansion for this week comes from the folks at pan-Asian restaurant Shi, in Long Island City. Skinny's Cantina will offer enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and ceviches. [TONY]
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