New York Opening: Bait & Hook

Just as the name suggests, once you’re baited to this groovy new East Village seafood spot, you’ll be hooked. Div Patel’s cleverly-named Bait & Hook goes for  shellfish-heavy culinary comfort, with lobster mac & cheese, crab chorizo corn pizza, and their signature jalapeno-spiked scallop roll.

Hefty burgers sate those not inclined toward treasures of the sea. Reasonably priced craft beers wash it all down. The real genius is that this Cape Cod and seafaring-inspired restaurant site right on the frenetic corner of 14th Street and Second Avenue, making it a beachy retreat amid this concrete jungle.