NEW YORK CITY — If you are searching for something new this weekend, try one of these five new restaurants, bars and eateries.
A popular Jamaican-themed restaurant and juice bar in SoHo called Miss Lily's has opened an East Village outpost. The Miss Lily's 7A Café opened almost two weeks ago at 109 Avenue A. The new café pays homage to the location's former tenant, the neighborhood-favorite 7A Café, which closed in January.
The West Village bakery Bee’s Knees Baking Co., which serves up cake-in-a-cup, has opened a Kips Bay location. The spot at 347 Third Ave. near 26th Street is more of a restaurant affair, serving tapas and wine as well as desserts.
A French wine bar at 1685 First Ave. is scheduled to open to the public Friday after a soft opening Thursday night. The bar, Frere de Lys, is the creation of French brothers Alexis and Thibaut Piettre and will serve a rotating selection of small plates along with wines from France as well as countries such as Italy and New Zealand.
The ice cream chain Dairy Queen opened its first Manhattan shop on Thursday morning at 54 W. 14th St. Dozens of devoted Dairy Queen fans lined up, some overnight, for a chance to win a year of free Blizzards.
The 31-seat restaurant 606 R&D on Vanderbilt Avenue has expanded its operations two doors down with a more casual eatery. The new spot, R&D Foods, is selling already prepared entrées that can be taken home such as rotisserie-roasted chicken and lamb meatballs. It also has sandwiches, baked goods and coffee.