60 Pearl St.; November
Dévi co-chefs Suvir Saran and Hemant Mathur spice up Wall Street.
Two floors, two cheap-eats concepts: traditional curries (on chapati or in biryani) downstairs; mouthwatering variations on a burger theme upstairs.
643 Hudson St.; 212-352-3590; September
Zak Pelaccio and a 5 Ninth partner spin off a 32-seat spot on the edge of the meatpacking district.
Named for a joint outside Kuala Lumpur, Fatty Crab lets Pelaccio indulge his Malaysian fixation with Jalan Alor rotisserie chicken wings and chili crabs served with white bread.
Clinton Street Spuntino
17 Clinton St.; November
Brooklyn’s favorite Frankies (Falcinelli and Castronovo) take their snacky “spuntino” concept on the road.
Terrific sandwiches on Sullivan Street Bakery bread; roasted vegetables and seasonal salads; lusty braciole—all at original Brooklyn Frankies prices to fill a Clinton Street niche.
426A Seventh Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn; October
The Nick’s Pizza crew and a bona fide Neapolitan pizzaiolo plant a thin-crust flag in the South Slope.
Pizza, baked pastas, and fish cooked in a custom-built gas-fired brick oven, plus Nick’s justifiably renowned eggplant parm, manicotti, and cannoli.