Square Peg | Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen (Cuba Libre) have brought Matt Levin into their fray for Square Peg, a bilevel restaurant granting the chef the latitude to play with updated interpretations of comfy American diner foods. Levin (Lacroix, Adsum) is doing lighthearted but very hearty plates ranging from fish and chips and cheesesteak pot pie to his signature fried chicken with collards and Kool-Aid-pickled watermelon. Square Peg serves lunch on weekdays, doing dinner till 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and till midnight Friday and Saturday. Though they do offer a section of "all-day breakfast" dishes, a weekend brunch will launch soon. More on Meal Ticket. 929 Walnut St., 215-413-3600, squarepegrestaurant.com, @sqrpg.
Blue Belly BBQ | Cochon chef/owner Gene Giuffi is expanding his reach in Queen Village with Blue Belly, a barbecue joint at Sixth and Catharine streets, way close to his 5-year-old BYOB. Giuffi's not locking himself into any one slow-and-low tradition; instead he'll offer favorites from multiple disciplines, whether it's Korean-style beef, Mexican lamb-neck barbacoa or the Piedmont pulled pork popular in the Carolinas. Plenty of sides, too. Expect a June opening. More on Meal Ticket. 600 Catharine St., @bluebellyBBQ.
Nom Nom Ramen (20 S. 18th St.) has new hours — they do lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m., and dinner Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. More on Meal Ticket.
Four Corners will unveil their redo of Ortlieb's (847 N. Third St.) on April 17.
Divan Mediterranean Grill — no connection to the defunct Divan Turkish Kitchen — should be opening any day now in the old Shouk (622 S. Sixth St.). More on Meal Ticket.