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Chef-restaurateur John DeLucie has debuted Lumaca restaurant in the luxury hotel HGU New York in NoMad. The coastal Italian menu includes calamari stewed in tomato sauce, and branzino in parchment served with farro, herbs and seasonal vegetables. Lumaca, HGU New York, 34 E. 32nd St., New York, NY 10016, 212-683-5894.
 
Pastry chef Bill Yosses, a former White House pastry chef for Barack Obama, has opened an all-day French-American bistro on the Upper East Side. Palais by Perfect Pie serves his celebrated pies, including apple, blueberry, peach and chocolate, and savory varieties like chicken pot pie and beef Wellington. Palais by Perfect Pie, 134 E. 61st St., New York, NY 10065, 212-410-3262.
 
In Williamsburg, Mediterranean restaurant Ten Hope serves dishes like flatbread with hummus and whipped feta, crispy cumin lamb ribs, and a burger with kasseri cheese and dill tzatziki. Harold Dieterle, Top Chef’s first winner, created the menu. Ten Hope, 10 Hope St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 347-916-0951.
 
From Karin Agstam (Station in Williamsburg), Brasserie Saint Marc is a classic French restaurant in the East Village. Executive chef Frederick Piccarello’s menu includes duck confit, moules frites and steak au poivre. Brasserie Saint Marc, 136 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-548-3959.
 
Black Seed Bagels' seventh location and first appetizing shop is situated in the downstairs Chelsea Local section of Chelsea Market. With 16 seats, Black Seed Appetizing offers its bagels along with cream cheese, smoked fish, salads, caviar, pickles, nut butters, olives and more. Black Seed Appetizing, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave., New York , NY 10011, no phone.
 
Chef Joaquin Baca, who cooked at Momofuku, The Brooklyn Star and Teo, has opened a restaurant called Būmu (“boom” in Japanese) in the West Village, which features izakaya fare. The menu includes fried oysters with smoked yam, baby octopus yaki with shiitake and horseradish, and cast iron okonomiyaki with smoked tobiko, bacon and mayo. Būmu, 61 W. 8th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-505-2610.
 
An outpost of the San Francisco Champagne bar called The Riddler has opened in NYC. Raw bar selections and snacks like tater tot waffles are offered alongside more than 150 Champagnes and sparkling wines, plus a wide selection of Burgundies. The Riddler, 51 Bank St., New York, NY 10014, 212-741-5136.
 
TESSA owners Larry Bellone and Will Tracy have opened a sister restaurant a block away on the Upper West Side called Asset. The menu features American cuisine, with dishes like roasted bone marrow, clams in white wine, Berkshire pork tenderloin, and king salmon with corn pudding. Asset, 329 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023, 212-517-1987.
 
Beloved beer brand Evil Twin has opened a brewery and taproom in Ridgewood, Queens. In a glass-enclosed greenhouse, the spot features a rotating list of beers and food from assorted local vendors. There’s an outdoor courtyard, too. Evil Twin Brewing New York City, 1616 George St., Ridgewood, NY 11385, 718-366-1850.
 
On the Upper West Side, the owner of Motorino has opened a trattoria next door called Pasta Franco. Pasta is the star of the show: spaghetti cacio e pepe, honeynut squash gnocchi, and tortellini en brodo. Pasta Franco, 508 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024, 917-261-2529.
 
Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, the co-owners of Frankies Spuntino and Franks Wine Bar, have opened F&F Pizzeria between the two spots in Carroll Gardens. They teamed up with Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery in California and Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco for some serious star pizza power to serve 16-inch round pies and the Sicilian-style squares in a no-frills yet cheerful eatery. F&F Pizzeria, 459 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, no phone.
 
Lola Taverna takes its inspiration from the Greek islands. Chef Dionysis Liakopoulos, who has cooked at Noma, prepares dishes like a Greek rice, smoked graviera cheese and squid risotto; and lobster pasta with ouzo essence. Lola Taverna, 210 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014, 212-994-9821.
 

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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vegetarian Menus at Jean-Georges Restaurant
Jean-Georges has introduced vegetarian menus to appear alongside the omnivorous tasting menus. Expect dishes like slowly caramelized carrot with red curry, coconut and ginger as well as peekytoe crab dumplings with celeriac-Meyer lemon tea. Jean-Georges, Trump International Hotel & Tower New York, 1 Central Park W., New York, NY 10023, 212-299-3900.
 

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