Saturday, January 24, 2015

This Week


Yes, the snow has been bad and, hell, it might even get worse. But consider yourself lucky you weren't dropped by a rampaging plow.

  • True Grits: El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette Open now
    The team behind Goat Town launched this cafe serving unlikely pairings — cashew grits with 18-hour braised pork, smoked-duck-and-cherry hand pies — alongside beer, wine, and "gin-less" fizzes.
    100 Stanton St. (Ludlow St.), Lower East Side (212-260-3950)

  • Model Kitchen: Fabio Cucina Italiana Open now
    Rome-trained Chef Fabio Hakill sticks to classic Italian fare of octopus carpaccio, black linguine with Maine lobster, and truffled risotto at this elegant Midtown spot (pictured).
    214 E. 52nd St. (3rd Ave.), Midtown (212-688-5200)

  • Eat With Your Hands: Bunna Cafe Open now
    Roving Ethiopian pop-up Bunna Cafe now has an actual cafe to serve up its amazing meat-free lentil sambusas, misir wot, and keysir salata with lots and lots of sour injera bread.
    1084 Flushing Ave. (Porter Ave.), Bushwick (347-295-2227)

  • Went to Market: Brooklyn Piggies Open now
    Continuing the one-dish-restaurant trend is this Smorgasburg fave now calling a small East Village nook home, cooking up up nothing but pigs in blankets in beef, spicy pork, and herbed chicken varieties with house-made ketchup, mustard, and barbecue sauces.
    195 Ave A. (E. 13th St.), East Village (212-533-3800)

  • Drink Local: Gun Hill Brewing Co. Open now
    This is the first beer-making operation entirely headquartered and brewed in the Bronx since the 1960s, producing ales and stouts both for retail shelves and drinking on premises in a 25-seat taproom.
    3227 Laconia Ave. (Boston Rd.) Williamsbridge

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