192 Orchard St., nr. Houston St.; 212-253-6280
Alan Natkiel was born on a New Hampshire horse farm but went to college in Atlanta—hence the name (and culinary inspiration) of his snug Lower East Side spot.
25 W. 51st St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-265-8824
Rockefeller Center’s 6,000-square-foot subterranean Tex-Mex saloon has two former Blue Smoke cooks in the kitchen, smoked chorizo with pickled okra on the menu, and a mechanical bull out on the floor.
1460 Second Ave., nr. 76th St.; 212-249-1001
Justin Timberlake might own a piece of this Memphis BBQ-inspired bar and restaurant, but its ultimate survival depends less on beefcake and more on St. Louis ribs and chicken-fried steak.