Bowery-based eatery Pearl & Ash recently announced that Trae Basore, formerly of Colicchio & Sons, would take over as its new executive chef. Known for contemporary American eats and a comprehensive wine list, Pearl & Ash updated its interior with brighter colors and Art Deco details for reopening, and will serve new seasonal dishes like Wagyu tartare and bigeye tuna with sea beans, scallions, and sea urchin. 220 Bowery, 212-837-2370
Executive chef Chris Shea, who recently joined The Wayfarer, has unveiled a fall menu full of comforting dishes. Expect heartier seasonal items like Rockridge Farm egg ravioli and Long Island duck breast, and new sushi rolls if you're after something lighter. 101 W. 57th St., 212-691-0030
Mulino e Vino, the wine-centric Italian restaurant in Meatpacking District, will start serving lunch during the week. The restaurant often encourages guests to pick their wines first and to pair dishes accordingly, so we suggest you order pizzas and paninis or entrée options like pollo ala diavola with rosemary Parmesan mashed potatoes. Lunch is served between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 337 W. 14th St., 855-343-4513
Ramen fans won’t want to miss LUCKYRICE Festival’s Ramen Slurpfest on October 22 at Astor Center. There will be four seatings starting at 5:30 p.m., which allow guests to taste bowls of noodles from restaurants including Hide-Chan Ramen and Gomaichi Ramen (from Hawaii). Bombay Sapphire EAST cocktails will also be paired with each course. Tickets are available online here. 399 Lafayette St.
The signature cafecito, a complex cup of java, is just one of the offerings you won’t want to miss at the Café Bustelo Pop-Up Café, open from October 22-25. Sip the richly-flavored espresso at this limited-time shop while you enjoy live music, a photo booth, free Wi-Fi, phone charging stations, and prizes. 168 Bowery
Even if you’re not training for this year's New York City Marathon, head to Ristorante Asellina located inside Gansevoort Park Hotel for their National Pasta Month celebrations available throughout October. Chef Andrea Montobbio serves favorites like pistachio garganelli with braised oxtail and pumpkin goat cheese gnocchi. 420 Park Ave. S., 212-317-2908
While the days of al-fresco dining are numbered at Industry Kitchen, the atmosphere and views are still good reasons to spend an especially long and lazy brunch here. Chef Sean Chudoba serves up contemporary American dishes, including brunch offerings full of autumnal favorites like sweet potato gnocchi and rosemary chicken pot pie. 70 South St., 212-487-9600