5 New Restaurants to Try Now

By Serena Solomon on May 9, 2014 7:05am 

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 Russ & Daughters Appetizers now has a cafe and a juice truck opens a storefront in East Williamsburg.
What's New on the Food Scene
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NEW YORK CITY — For those in search of something new this week, a 100-year-old eatery has opened a spot for sit-down dining and a raw food truck now has its own storefront. 

Here is what opened this week on New York City's food scene:

Cochinita Dos on the Lower East Side

Already a California-style Mexican joint in Clinton Hill, Cochinita Dos is scheduled to open a Manhattan outpost this Friday. The new location, at 49 Canal St., near Ludlow Street, has room for about 30 diners at communal tables. Opening hours are between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. and beer will be served along with a menu of tacos, burritos and full plates.

The Squeeze in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A juice and raw-food truck is making the jump from selling on the streets to an East Williamsburg storefront. The Squeeze is scheduled to open a cold-pressed juice bar at 196 Graham Ave. on Friday. It also has a full menu of raw foods of soups, salads and crepes.

The Cookout at Rockaway Beach

A Southern-style food truck opens Friday in the backyard of a popular bar, serving up a locally-sourced menu with lighter options that are perfect for the beach. The Cookout opens for dinner in the backyard of the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Items on the menu include a shrimp po'boy, a Carolina pulled pork that's cooked for two days, and smoked chicken wings with a Sriracha-honey sauce.

Russ & Daughters Café on the Lower East Side

For the first time in more than 100 years, customers of Russ & Daughters Appetizers can get their lox and bagels with full table service. Russ & Daughters Cafe opened Wednesday at 127 Orchard St. with 65 seats, a full liquor license and a slicing counter so customers can watch their fish be filleted. For its first few days the cafe will be opened from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but there are plans to open from 8 a.m. in the future.  

OddFellows Ice Cream Co. on the Lower East Side

The frozen treats at Williamsburg's OddFellows Ice Cream Co. drew such a big crowd of fans from across the East River that the owners decided to expand to Manhattan. On Friday, OddFellows will bring its unique flavors — which rotate regularly and include cornbread, extra virgin olive oil, chorizo caramel swirl and miso cherry — to a tiny storefront at 75 E. Fourth St., between Second Avenue and the Bowery. The store will be open from 1 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 1 p.m. to midnight on Friday; noon to midnight on Saturday; and noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

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