The East Village may be best known these days as a nightlife neighborhood, but it also has breakfast down. And we don't mean brunch: we mean breakfast, available before you go to work on a weekday, something to nourish you rather than just nurse a hangover.
'Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria' on Serious Eats
A few things to note at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. First, they offer bomboloni now! They're $2 each and you can find them at the pastry counter alongside fruit foccacia and olive oil cake.
Beef, that delicious master of forms. We love it cured into salty pink pastrami and layered on rye. We love it ground with Parmesan, shaped into meatballs, and lined up on a saucy sub. We love tender short ribs and grizzly burnt ends, stringy brisket and tangy corned beef. It's just so tasty in all its outfits; here are 25 to get you drooling.
From Roberto Paris with Love: Il Buco Alimentari's New General Manager Turns Restaurants Into Families
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria makes some of the best Italian food in the city, but they are about to get something much better than anything you can taste, or touch, or see: Roberto Paris, a general manager committed to turning restaurants into families.
As National Ice Cream Month draws to a close this week, we'd like to leave our readers with one last icy, creamy, and delicious gift. Here are the SE staffers' favorite ice creams in NYC (although some of us had a hard time deciding on just one).
To say we're gelato freaks at SE HQ is putting it lightly—and we know we're not alone. So where do we go when we want consistently amazing gelato in flavors that sing? Take a look at our favorites.
When we last checked in on Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria's gelato, we said of it: "We found ourselves reminded of Meredith Kurtzmann's gelato at Otto, and that is the very highest gelato compliment we can give." But that was about it. So we were overdue for a full report. I'll give it to you straight: this stuff is legit. Top gelato in the city? That depends on your tastes. Top 10? Definitely. Top 5? Probably.
As we've been thinking about stories for Easter, we've had bunny on the brain—and not just the chocolate version. So for the past couple of weeks we've been reminiscing about recent rabbit meals we loved. Here are some of our favorites that you should consider for your next bunny-centric meal.
Did New York need another ingredient-driven Italian restaurant, where the base elements are so good the food practically cooks itself? We didn't think so, until we had a killer meal at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, the salumeria-trattoria spin-off of its slightly more formal sister restaurant Il Buco. The real question is: where do you start?
Just barely an inch in height, it's plush with a fine crumb and that slightly crunchy texture from polenta, the overall cake only faintly sweet. It comes brushed in orange marmalade and thin slices of orange, rind and all. Morning or afternoon, practically perfect when devoured warm with a pot of tea.