The Citiblog

Just Opened - Sarashina Horii, Le Pecora Bianca and more...
July 21, 2021, 12:01.53 am ET


On a block known for hot spots like Sona and Gramercy Tavern, a restaurant dating back to Imperial Japan and Shoguns has arrived in a setting that is truly fit for royalty. Sarashina Horii dates back to 1789 and is known around the world for its soba noodles. Two types of “soba” are used: Sarahina made with buckwheat flour including the core of the seed, and Moro, a mix of buckwheat and wheat flour. It is available with Mixed Shrimp Tempura, Lobster Tempura, Berkshire Pork Belly, Mushroom Tempura and more. Appetizers include Japanese Duck Meatballs, Salmon Tartare with sesame & black vinegar and Braised Duck. Sushi rolls are also available. 45 East 20th St, New York, NY (917) 409-0546


La Pecora Bianca now has a location just steps away from Bryant Park. Look for things like whipped ricotta with truffle honey, crispy calamari and beef & pork meatballs with pomodoro sauce. Assorted pastas include spaghetti, rigatoni with vodka sauce and cacio e pepe. Larger plates bring branzino with roasted Jersey corn, NY strip steak, a roasted porterhouse pork chop, among others. 20 West 40th St, New York, NY (212) 924-4040

A new wine bar called Temperance is calling Carmine Street home in the West Village. 40 Carmine St, New York, NY

Creamline is teaming up with Catskill Brewery for a new beer garden at Chelsea Market with a beer-friendly menu. The beer garden spans 90 feet along 16th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues beginning on July 22nd. 75 9th Ave, New York, NY

Tuscan Butcher Dario Cecchini, an eighth generation butcher, is bringing Italian panini sandwiches and sliced meats to Brookfield Place. The deli and restaurant goes by the name, Cicci Di Carne. 230 Vesey St, New York, NY