Beyond Sushi, a Vegan and Vegetarian Favorite, Opens in Midtown

HOLE IN THE WALL The Australian founders of this Midtown spot have opened a larger location tucked into a courtyard in the financial district. Brunch is served every day until 4 p.m., followed by small plates of cheese and charcuterie along with coffee drinks and cocktails: 15 Cliff Street (Fulton Street), 212-602-9991,

HUDSON’S The three-story yacht that housed Fish Bar last year has been rechristened and will ply the river for dinner cruises flying the New York Cruise Lines flag. On weekends, there will be daytime cruises. It will sail through September: Pier 81 (41st Street), 212-630-8840,

LA ESQUINA A fast-casual edition from this group of Mexican restaurants, like the one that came to West 55th Street last fall, will be open in time for Cinco de Mayo, featuring a set menu of tacos, tortas and quesadillas. (Friday): 1402 Second Avenue (73rd Street).

“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK” This new musical by the New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, with music by David Shire, grew out of the friendship between Mr. Gopnik and David and Karen Waltuck, who owned Chanterelle, a restaurant that Mr. Gopnik knew well. He has written the story of a passionate chef with a small restaurant near Union Square who struggles in the cutthroat New York restaurant scene. A celebrity chef might save the day, or might not: Wednesday through May 28, Long Wharf Theater, 222 Sargent Drive (Exit 46 off I-95), New Haven, 203-787-4282,

POKE CHAN Masashi Ito, the Los Angeles sushi chef who earned a Michelin star after settling in Greenwich Village with Sushi Zo last year, is opening a pair of poke restaurants. The chef, born in Japan, grew up in Hawaii: 100 William Street (Platt Street), 646-861-1517; 315 Fifth Avenue (32nd Street), 646-449-8842,

Looking Ahead

EL BURRO GUAPO The owners of Freek’s Mill in Gowanus, Brooklyn, will open this…

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