BC6GCN7BHEBar_Fry.jpgBarFry: Sumile's Josh DeChellis is bringing New York our first ever tempura bar. Not only will he be perfectly battering and frying fresh veggies, seafood, and meat and serving them up with his signature dipping sauces (wasabi remoulade and pickled jalapeno soy, to name a few), but he'll be offering made-to-order tempura Po Boys. Wash everything down with Gaijin Pale Ale from Oregon's Rogue Brewery, made especially for BarFry. And -- they deliver in the neighborhood. West Village, better buy some elastic-waist pants. 50 Carmine between Bedford and Bleecker Streets, 212-929-5050.

Crave Ceviche: Perhaps the antithesis to BarFry, Executive Chef Todd Mitgang's menu focuses on ceviche ranging from classic to experimental, but also offers unique small plates including salads (like Calamari Salad with Shanghai Shoots, Shitaki Mushrooms and Crispy Kimchi), sandwiches (Fin Tuna BLT with Pancetta, Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil Aioli, for example), and "sashimi style" dishes (Artic Char with Truffles, Strawberries and Caviar). 946 2nd Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets, 212-355-6565.

Toloache: Former Zócalo chef Julian Medina brings his creative twist to Mexican cuisine at this West Midtowner, bringing traditional and non-traditional ingredients into the mix, including well over a dozen types of chilis. Offerings include Churros con Foie (foie gras filled churros with a mole dipping sauce); Carnitas de Lechon (brick oven roasted suckling pig, habanero sour orange salsa, and cactus-avocado-chicharron salad); and twelve types of tacos, with classic fillings aw well as braised veal cheeks, Chapulines (Oaxacan dried grasshoppers), Negra Modelo-braised brisket, and carmelized sweetbreads. The two story space features a ceviche and guacamole bar; a wood-burning brick oven; an open kitchen; and a cocktail bar with a list of more than 100 tequilas and mezcals. 251 W 50th St, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, 212-581-1818.

Rickshaw Dumpling Bar: The newest outpost of Kenny Lao and chef Anita Lo's shrine to dumplings opens in Greenwich Village. Like its Chelsea cousin, it offers six types of dumplings, each with its own perfectly matched dipping sauce. Unlike its Chelsea cousin, this location will have a coin-operated photo booth. 50 E 8th St between Broadway and Mercer Street, 212-461-1750.

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