Pizza at Roberta’s.
Roberta’s, a pizzeria that launched in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is opening its first standalone location in Manhattan at 2913 Broadway between 113th and 114th Streets, a Columbia rep tells us (Columbia owns the space). “Eater NY has described Roberta’s as ‘steadily transforming itself from a very good Italian-American joint and pizza parlor into one of New York’s most quintessential kitchens.’ Known for their brick oven pizza, Roberta’s will serve a mix of classic and specialty pies, salads, entrees, and more. Roberta’s is anticipated to open in the summer.” See the website here.
Izzy’s Smokehouse is set to open on Sunday at 660 Amsterdam near 92nd Street. The Kosher spot’s Brooklyn location has a wide range of barbecued meats and other items like tacos. This location is expected to have lots of deli items too. Check out the Brooklyn menu here. Thanks to Dave Brotsky and Noah for the tips.
Planet Smoothie is opening in the former convenience store at 523 Amsterdam at 85th Street. According to Wikipedia, it’s the third largest smoothie chain in the U.S., with more than 100 locations. Thanks to Cullen for the tip.
Chirashi at Sapp’s.
Sapp’s, a Japanese restaurant with another location in Long Island City, will open its second location at 2888 Broadway between 112th and 113th Streets, another Columbia-owned spot. “The menu will feature sushi, specialty rolls, ramen, rice bowls, grilled and skewered foods, and more. A drink menu will be available with beer, wine, sake, and cocktails. The restaurant is owned by Shih Lee, who owns Michelin-recommended SHI in Long Island City, and partners Eric Lehrer and Selix Lai who were a bartender and long-term waiter at SHI, respectively.”