Alright, guys -- put down the double IPA, stop swiping left and right for a second, and focus for a minute here. 13 new NYC bars and restaurants opened up while you were busy decking the halls with boughs of holly/Googling "boughs", and all of them are well worth you turning the sleigh around to visit. Check it out:
Lower East Side
The team behind Acme and Indochine have dropped another go-to spot, this time focusing on Asian-inflected Mexican eats like galangal-marinated chicken tacos (w/ guacamole, scallion, and chicken chicharron), and a family-style pork chop marinated in coconut milk and served with a Thai spice chimichurri.
This new brewery and event space is making and serving its beer on the premises, plus hosting pop-up eats from the likes of Delaney BBQ, The Meat Hook, and Roberta’s until January 25th, plus plus PLUS there's also a coffee shop inside run by Ninth Street Espresso.