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F-Yeah Lamb Face!: Xi'an Famous Foods Open now
Perhaps the city's best Chinese chain has expanded once again, now bringing its spicy cumin lamb burgers, lamb face salads, and hand-ripped noodles to Midtown.
24 W. 45th St. (5th Ave.), Midtown
Greek Love: MP Taverna Open now
Greek food god Michael Psilakis has imported his much-loved Hellenic bistro from Long Island to — where else? — Astoria, serving gyro sliders, braised goat, and lamb dumplings. Oh, and you can order whole roasted animals, too.
31-29 Ditmars Blvd. (33rd St.), Astoria (718-777-2187)
Freekah Out: Mulberry & Vine Open now
This bi-level restaurant focuses on healthy, locally-sourced food — think turkey meatballs with garam masala, curried freekah, chia pudding, and fresh juices — for both dining in and grab-and-go.
73 Warren St. (W. Broadway), Tribeca
South of France: Marietta Open now
The duo behind The Smoke Joint and Peaches have retreated from the barbecue just slightly, opening a new spot that's just as influenced by French technique as Southern.
285 Grand Ave. (Lafayette Ave.), Clinton Hill (718-638-9500)
Midwest Trip: City Grit Presents Thu
Don't want to schlep all the way out to St. Louis? You don't have to. City Grit hosts two of the city's hottest chefs, Gerard Craft and Kevin Nashan, cooking a six-course dinner with Midwestern flair.
Thu 7:30p. City Grit, 38 Prince St. (Mott St.), Soho. $85 here.