NEW YORK CITY — If you are after a food adventure this weekend, restaurants new to the city's food scene are offering up an array of unusual items, including a burger with a waffle bun and a BLT with a Japanese-miso flavor.
A bar offering waffle-wrapped burgers with Belgian beer has made its way to Ninth Avenue. The Jolly Monk opened this week with a 75-seat space and a menu that focuses on Belgian food and drink.
Red Star Sandwich Shop opened on Thursday with its pairing of Asian and American flavors in a "fast casual" menu. The eatery has put new spins on sandwich staples like the BLT by marinating the bacon in a miso sauce.
The owner of the sushi restaurant and lounge Cherry in Chelsea has branched out across the East River with a new joint that also focuses on Japanese cuisine. Cherry Izakaya has a more casual vibe than its Chelsea relative, according to owner Jonathan Morr.
A new farm-to-table restaurant opened this week focusing on simple flavors including a dish made only with carrots that are prepared eight different ways. Washington Square Market is a two-story restaurant and many of the dishes on the menu will change with the seasons.
The global chain, Obicá, which has a menu built around mozzarella, has opened a New York City location. The 120-seat Italian restaurant will serve up cheese from the mozzarella family such as burrata, a cow’s milk cheese with heavy cream, and bufalal classica, a lower fat cheese made from buffalo milk.