Coco Pazzeria is opening two new locations this month, one in SoHo and the other in Sutton Place.
Indoor dining in NYC might be just around the corner, but you don't have to wait for Valentine's Day to show your support for local restaurants.
Despite the restrictions and economic hardship the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, the city stays teeming with new restaurant openins and new seasonal specials from some of the Big Apple's best eateries. We've even found some inventive spots turning to meal delivery services or offering ready-to-cook dinner pick-up.
This week's big culinary announcements include new locations for Coco Pazzeria and new menu items at Sweet Chick. From coffee to pizza, fried chicken and more, here are all the new, must-try foodie gems in New York City.
Coco Pazzeria has two new locations: one in SoHo, which opened Jan. 29, and one in Sutton Place, which will open at the end of February. This new restaurant concept comes from the minds of Pino Luongo, Ciro Verdi and Alessandro Bandini. Venturing into the world of pizza, this restaurant promises plenty of pies, bubbles and oysters on the menu in addition to Buzzetti, panozzi and thin crust pizzas.
Blank Street Coffee opened their first brick-and-mortar location on Jan. 26. The company is proud to work with high-quality local vendors, serving coffees from Parlor Coffee Roasters in Brooklyn. They also offer delicious baked treats, from apple cider and olive oil bundt cakes to everything bagel scones, and a cinnamon sugar amann pastry. This location features grab-and-go options and contactless service with the entire menu on the Blank Street app. They will also be partnering with Ember Floral Co. for Valentine’s Day with a pop-up flower bar. Customers can pre-order flowers to pick up at the Blank Street Wythe location (225 Wythe Ave) on Feb. 13 and 14.
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweet Chick evolved their brand and cooked up the lil’ Sweet Chick, a quick-service restaurant with two new menus. There is an all-day menu with dishes like Lil’ Chicken & Waffles, as well as a special breakfast menu with treats like the Blueberry Muffin Waffle. Additionally, running through the end of February, the new brand will offer special Maple Chipotle Chicken & Waffles as well as Chicken & Biscuits and Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese from Feb. 8 to 14 for Valentine’s Day.
MIFUNE focuses on modern Washoku Japanese cuisine and has added two new dishes for on their New York online market: Duck Leg Confit and Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu Ribeye. The Duck Leg Confit is $40 and includes four duck legs, la crème mustard-caper sauce and a side of vegetables. The Ribeye is made to be cooked at home and has an A5 Rank that costs $10 per ounce with a 6-ounce minimum order.
Juliana’s has launched a new Take & Bake pizza service available through their website for pickup at the restaurant or home delivery everywhere FreshDirect delivers. The four options include Pizza Margherita, White Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza and Pizza Special No. 1 with mozzarella, scamorza affumicata, pancetta and scallions.