Midtown: Cousins Maine Lobster has debuted a kiosk in Times Square. Maine- and Connecticut-style lobster rolls are on the menu, as well clam chowder, lobster bisque, lobster grilled cheese, and a lobster ice cream.
The kiosk, known for its Shark Tank appearance, will be open from 11 a.m.
The menu, created by executive chef Ronald Harris, includes Hennessey wings, chicken and waffles, oxtails, and jerk chicken. Tropical juices — mixes of guava and berry and pineapple ginger — are also on tap.
The all-day restaurant is helmed by chefs Joe Ogrodnek (Battersby and Dover) and Andrew Whitcomb (Colonie, Norman, and Petit Crenn), which have created a menu of toasts, pastries, sandwiches, bowls, and sides during the day with sturdier dinner options arriving in the evening. 225 Bowery, near Stanton Street
It’s a glossy, three-story location with room for 170 people and tech features digital kiosks and mobile ordering. Specialties from international outposts of McDonald’s, such as a stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands and the cheesy bacon fries from Australia, will be sold here, too.
1528 Broadway, at West 45th Street
Crown Heights: The Benjamin — a Southern-inspired restaurant from a team with experience at upscale restaurants like Jean-Georges, Olmsted, and Gramercy Tavern — is now open. Expect burgers, étouffée, and fried chicken for two or four.
Drinks center on cocktails, though 15 wines by-the-glass, ranging from $9 to $14, are also available. 698 Nostrand Ave.
East Harlem: Spanish tapas bar Gaudir is now open; in addition to tapas, paella and Spanish wines are also on offer.
920 Amsterdam Ave., at 105th Street
Bushwick: Ice cream parlor Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff is now serving flavors such as “bread and roses” and “midnight mint.
” Plus, owner Eric Kyriakopoulos has also made ice creams specifically for dogs, including a “peanut butter pumpkin butt.” 158 Irving Ave.
Upper West Side: A new kosher bakery called Patis Bakery has sprung up within the lobby of the Arthouse Hotel. It’s a New Jersey-based bakery serving danishes, croissants, turnovers, and cookies, as well as savory pastries like focaccia and cheese twists.
2178 Broadway, on 77th Street
, near Sheepshead Bay Road
, on 77th Street
Greenwich Village: The draw at La Ventura is charcuterie and a hot chicken sandwich from chef Peter Lipson, though jerk sunchoke kebabs seasoned and grilled octopus with yucca and curry mayonnaise are also planned. 615 Hudson St.
Lower East Side: Faema, the Italian espresso machine brand, has opened a pop-up cafe called Art Caffeine, which will serve 16 roaster offerings. Educational classes and panel discussions on coffee will also be held.
It’ll be open for the month of June. 198 Allen St.