BRIGANTESSA offers Southern Italian-inspired fare and wood-oven Neapolitan pizzas to pair with its approachable beer and wine selection. The relaxed restaurant boasts an authentic, homey vibe with a wood oven, rotisserie and hand-cranked charcuterie slicer.
LE VIRTU showcases the cuisine of central Italy — Abruzzo specifically — highlighting the region’s love of pasta and charcuterie. The inviting, neighborhood spot boasts a rustic vibe with wood furnishings, warm yellow walls and a cozy garden patio. Great Italian wines, craft beers and seasonal cocktails are available.
Currently Managing Partner, GM & Beverage Director of Huertas in NYC, Nate Adler spends most nights running the floor of his Spanish tapas hot spot. The Union Square Hospitality Group alum (he worked at Blue Smoke for almost three years) followed in famed restaurateur Danny Meyer’s steps late last year, implementing a no-tipping policy in December. We caught up with him on why he made the switch, how it’s been going and what he hopes it means for the future of hospitality.
It’s always a good time for pizza and with these five SF favorites, we’ve got the Bay Area covered. From East Coast vibes to West Coast flavors, the Italian tradition of pizza pies has found a welcome home at these stateside, mouthwatering spots.
From reclaimed wood tables to candlelit table settings, restaurants these days are warming up their dining rooms with the rustic accents reminiscent of our favorite outdoor retreat. Duck into one of these homey spots for some great food and drinks, or take a cue from the decor and bring the good vibes into your own space. Here are 19 restaurants from across the country doing rustic right:
COMMONWEALTH is an unpretentious market and eatery that dishes out locally sourced American fare in a family-style atmosphere. The Kendall Square restaurant evolves seasonally by employing local ingredients and uses New England cheeses and farm-fresh eggs and dairy to support a philosophy of honest dining. Formerly at Fenway Park, Chef/Owner Nookie Postal serves up house-made specialties in a relaxed, unique setting — a dining room adorned with Belgian school chairs and raw wood walls.
RED BIRD is a New American bistro serving seasonal dishes and lots of approachable wines and draft beers. The brick and tile walls, dark wood floors and modern light fixtures gives the intimate space an industrial, chic feel.
Ever wonder what the difference is between sushi and sashimi? How about roe versus caviar? Us, too! Check out the popular dishes and ingredients making waves on menus across the country to make the most of your next seafood feast.
Home to some of the most famous museums in the world and just next to NYC’s picture-perfect Central Park, the Upper East Side is one of the most culturally rich, historic parts of New York City. This authentic pocket of Manhattan is a much-loved attraction for both global visitors and long-time locals. Here are 5 Upper East Side spots that’ll keep you well fed for those walks along the avenues:
Want to give your next night out a splash of something special? Whether you like your drinks shaken or stirred, up or on the rocks, get inspired by these LA hot spots mixing up refreshing handcrafted cocktails: