Shake Shack Opens Year-round; Five Guys On in Midtown

Flatiron: Shake Shack is hammering out a year-round plan that may kick off after the New Year and will include heat lamps. (It better!) [Eat for Victory/VV]
Long Island City: Art-O-Mat sells nice neighborhood souvenirs like LIChocolate bars. [LIC-NYC]
Lower East Side: New bar and restaurant Cafe Katja has earned some positive buzz for its touches like house-made pickles and sauerkraut and well-priced Austrian and German wine and beer. [Blog Chelsea]
Midtown West: Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 43 West 55th Street started serving today, a day ahead of schedule. [Midtown Lunch]
Nolita: Katie Lee Joels favorite New York restaurant is Ballatos on East Houston near Mulberry Street. [Restaurant Girl]
Times Square: Top-notch steakhouse Del Friscos still has steak tips and mashed potatoes on its lunch menu for under $10, though the burgers over $13. [Midtown Lunch]
Upper East Side: Sassys Sliders at 1530 Third Avenue near 86th Street is the front-runner in this roundup of the citys best mini-sandwiches, which also includes Burkes burgers at Bloomingdale's and the Little Owls meatball version. [Gridskipper]
West Village: The new bar replacing Luke & Leroy on Seventh Avenue South is having a soft opening tonight. [Imbible/Citysearch] Voyage has finally given up the ghost, and its prime Perry Street restaurant real estate with it. [Eater]