Carmen Ramírez Degollado’s husband helped open El Bajío in Mexico Metropolis, in 1972, and, when he died a number of years later, Ms. Ramírez Degollado, referred to as Titita, took over the restaurant. Since 2006, El Bajío has opened 18 extra family-owned eating places, identified for the meals of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Puebla and the Yucatán. Now she’s 83, and two of her grandsons, Santiago Ramírez Degollado and Sebastián Ramírez Degollado, who reside in New York, are opening this homage to her. It’s the primary restaurant outdoors Mexico for the household behind the El Bajío firm, in a easy, subdued area, achieved with rustic magnificence. Clay pots line one wall. The menu lists assorted tacos and can characteristic duck tostadas, plantain empanadas, enchiladas de mole Xico, fish Veracruz-style and shrimp in a charred chipotle sauce. Desserts embody a heat corn cake with ice cream. The manager chef for the group, Josep Rivera, will spend a number of weeks to assist grease the wheels earlier than returning to Mexico, and the wine record will characteristic a number of Mexican wines. (Opens Thursday)
114 Franklin Avenue (West Broadway), 917-540-5500, casacarmennyc.com.
O Ya, Covina and the Roof Bar, the Park South Lodge eating places run by Tim and Nancy Cushman from Boston, closed in 2020. Sweetbriar, which opened final fall, changed Covina. Now the Sweetbriar workforce, with the TH/RST Group and its government chef Bryce Shuman, is opening this spot within the former O Ya area named for a Tokyo neighborhood tightly filled with bars and eating places. GG Tokyo options an à la carte menu that’s Japanese in its strategy, however knowledgeable by Mr. Shuman’s French coaching. Dishes embody spicy salmon hand rolls with potato and Serrano chiles, Japanese-style fried hen with tartar sauce, Wagyu sushi with chile crisp and chives. Drinks determine importantly, and Japanese components taste a number of the bar supervisor Ivan Papic’s cocktails. (Wednesday)
120 East twenty eighth Avenue, 212-204-0200, ggtokyo.nyc.
Mae Mae Café
Liz Neumark’s Nice Performances, a catering and restaurant administration firm, has opened this plant-based, Latin-inspired cafe on the bottom ground of its Bronx headquarters. Tacos, burritos and quesadillas, crammed principally with components grown on Ms. Neumark’s Katchkie Farm within the Hudson Valley, are served. Open from 8 a.m. to three p.m. Monday to Friday, it additionally sells houseplants. (Wednesday)
2417 Third Avenue (East 134th Avenue), Mott Haven, Bronx, 212-337-6098.
Ellington within the Park
This outside restaurant surrounded by greenery in Riverside Park has reopened for the season, with dishes like a quinoa bowl, a fried hen sandwich with Asian slaw and Sriracha aioli, and loads of ice cream. It’s run by Glenda Sansone, who owns Ellington on Broadway close by. (Monday)
Riverside Park, West Facet Freeway at a hundred and fifth Avenue, 917-280-4533, ellingtoninthepark.com.