Say Hello to Littleneck, Whitehall, Parm


Here are the latest newcomers to New York City’s cutthroat dining scene.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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