Until Tomorrow, 507 Myrtle Ave., Clinton Hill
Open Since: Jan. 5, 2017
Type of Cuisine: American Bar Food
Until Tomorrow offers unconventional takes on bar classics like an al pastor-style sloppy joe made with braised ground beef, pineapple, cotija cheese and coleslaw on a brioche bun as well as a French onion salsa dip served with fresh tortilla chips made in house. Drinks include the “Donkey Kong” (which is made with currant bread pudding-infused rum, orange and lemon juices, Tahitian vanilla syrup, brûléed black walnut-infused bananas, and espresso), and the “Icepick” (made with juiced carrots roasted in Irish butter cream and cumin, tequila, rum, sherry, lemon and grapefruit juice and egg whites).
La Grata, 136 Alexander Ave., Port Morris
Open Since: October 2016
Type of Cuisine: Italian
This Italian eatery in the South Bronx features pizza, paninis, calzones, salads and spaghetti with meatballs from a recipe passed down from the grandmother of chef Erminio Conte. The pizzas are cooked in brick fire ovens imported from Naples and include the namesake La Grata pizza, which consists of tomato, ricotta, mozzarella and basil.