5 Cool and New Restaurants

It always seems like there's a million restaurants opening in NYC all the time. But that's definitely not a bad thing. This is a list of five restaurants with unusual food twists and trendy decors that opened recently.

The opening of this Hell's Kitchen restaurant was much anticipated. It has pretty much exactly what you think it does: alcohol and bacon (two things that go very well together, we might add). With a full-service bar, each dish here has bacon as the main ingredient. You've got to experience it to believe it.

836 9th Ave New York, NY 10019 ‎ Hill Country Chicken A good old-fashioned country place attached to a barbecue joint, Hill Country Chicken has southern comforts like chicken-and-biscuits or fried chicken by-the-piece. Move over KFC, a more authentic spot has come to town.
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The Much Anticipated Bowery Diner Now Open

The long-awaited Bowery Diner finally opened to customers over the weekend. Chef Mathieu Palombino, of Motorino, will be offering fresh new takes on classic American fare, mixed with a bit of Belgian style. You can expect to find treats like double patty burgers, duck fat curly fries, reubens, steak frites and more at this new joint. The diner seats 130 patrons and will be open late night, serving bevvies from their full service bar.

Oh My Darling...

After a night of bar hopping and beer swigging, sidestep your way to Darling's Diner in Northern Liberties. Open until midnight during the week and 6am on the weekends, this contemporary diner on N. 2nd, at the northern tip of the Piazza, offers traditional diner fare, comfort food classics and award-winning cheesecake. Think Mel's without that gum-smacking Flo.

Brooklyn Flea Recreates Central Park Food Vendors

While attending a performance at Central Park's SummerStage, I hope you will not be looking forward to a fatty hot dog and artery-clogging nachos, because you won't find them. This summer, in cahoots with the City Parks Foundation, Brooklyn Flea will assist in bringing artisanal foods to the vendors surrounding the SummerStage.

Brooklyn Flea, a flea market hosted in Brooklyn every Saturday and Sunday, is home to many local vendors and restaurant outposts producing handcrafted and innovative foods. Brooklyn Flea has recruited some of these vendors to supply food to the audiences of SummerStage performances and films, 36 to be exact.

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