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Lit Lunch: Biblio Open now
Brush up on your books for this literary grub spot (pictured), where you'll find Welsh eggs, French pork sausage, and bacony mac, plus Proust-inspired madeleines and a rum-spiked Hemingway pot de crème.
149 N. 6th St. (Bedford Ave.), Williamsburg (718-384-8200)
Nice Buns: Splitty Open now
Bao and booze rule the menu here — the former being stuffed with pastrami and kimchi or banana-and-Nutella, the latter in the form of craft cocktails like Ginger Rickeys and Benton's bacon Old Fashioneds.
415 Myrtle Ave. (Clinton Ave.), Clinton Hill (718-643-2867)
Sports Warehouse: 9A Kitchen & Lounge Open now
This massive sports bar has 32 flat screen TVs, a DJ booth, a sushi bar, and fried chicken on red velvet waffles, which should satisfy just about every stage of your drunkenness come football season.
2331 12th Ave. (W. 133rd St.), West Harlem (917-507-0000)
Silly Rabbit: Glasserie Open now
Seasonal ingredients are the name of the game here, with inventive dishes of lamb tartare, grilled radishes and feta, and a large-format dinner featuring a whole rabbit with "the works."
95 Commercial St. (Manhattan Ave.), Greenpoint (718-389-0640)
Funk Masters: Campbell Cheese & Grocery Open now
The sister duo behind this general store-style shop focuses primarily on cheese in about 100 varieties, sold on its own, or stuffed into salads and sandwiches to take away.
502 Lorimer St. (Powers St.), Williamsburg (718-387-2267)