Opening on Mother’s Day, May 12, this pop-up rendition of a Hong Kong diner with white tablecloths will serve Cobb salad with roast pork, a Cantonese roast duck sandwich, macaroni soup with fried Spam, Cantonese French toast with taro cream and more. It’s the work of Wilson Tang, who grew up in the Manhattan Chinatown and visited Hong Kong often, and John McDonald, the owner of Hancock Street. Mr. Tang is known for restoring Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown (no longer involved, he owns other Nom Wah outlets and the brand). It runs Sundays and Mondays until early June; the chefs Doron Wong and Akiko Thurnauer will be in the kitchen. (Opens May 12)

Hancock Street, 257 Avenue of the Americas (Downing Street), 212-645-0193, hancockst.com.

This rustic ground-floor restaurant features the food of the owner Philip Guardione’s native Sicily, with some Pugliese cucina povera touches, and a list of 150 Sicilian wines. He owns four other Piccola Cucina places in Manhattan, one in Montana and another on Ibiza. And here, in case you’ve had too much to eat or don’t feel like calling an Uber, the Brooklyn brownstone that houses the restaurant, has two guesthouse suites upstairs — but they rent by the month, starting at $4,500. (Wednesday)

141 Nevins Street (Bergen Street), Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 646-781-9183 piccolocucinagroup.com.

This Japanese spot serves contemporary izakaya fare, including scallop crudo with tomato water and basil, fried pig’s ears with Kewpie mayo, grilled quail with pickled perilla leaf, and grilled dry-aged whole mackerel with miso mayo. Dishes, served tableside, are by Tony Inn, who worked at Masa and Morimoto. The modern dining room has luxurious swagger. A sushi and cocktail lounge, Golden Guy, will open upstairs this summer. (Thursday)

107 Rivington Street (Ludlow Street), 646-253-6799, kinginnyc.com.



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