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First Look: Bar Corvo, from the Owners of al di la

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

Park Slope restaurant al di la is about as beloved as a neighborhood restaurant can get. So we're guessing that more than a few people will be excited about Bar Corvo, a slender, good-looking restaurant from the same owners, over on Washington Avenue. More

The Best Restaurant Bites for Five Bucks or Less

New York Ben Fishner 6 comments

A roundup of the best snacks and small plates in New York for five bucks or less. More

Apps Only: Al Di La Vino

New York Ben Fishner 5 comments

Al Di La has long been hailed as one of Brooklyn's best restaurants. The long wait for tables had always scared me away, until a friend informed me about Al Di La's wine bar around the corner from the main dining room (it also serves as spillover seating on busy nights). When I heard that they served the same menu, in addition to a few bar snacks, I decided that I'd have to put it to the Apps Only test—could we put together an appetizer meal and escape for under $15/person? More

Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

Picking just five restaurant desserts is no easy feat—but in this list, you'll find plated desserts that are both delicious and accessible. At most places, you can just drop in at the bar or during off hours for dessert alone; and for the Chocolate Ricotta Tortino at Del Posto, make it the your dessert selection for their excellent $29 http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/12/new-menu-lunch-at-del-posto-mario-batali-italian-four-star-gamble-review.html. Today, the Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010. More

Lunch for One: Braised Chicken and Polenta at Al Di La

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

I've had nearly the same dish in the evenings at Al Di La—a well-known signature of theirs, the braised rabbit. But at lunch, there's chicken in place of rabbit. I confess that while rabbit is far more exotic, chicken is, oddly enough, the one I find myself preferring. More

A Sandwich a Day: Mackerel Sandwich at Al Di La

New York Caroline Russock 1 comment

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check... More

A Sandwich A Day: Pork Belly Sandwich at Al di La

New York Carey Jones 3 comments

If you're not in the mood for pasta, the pork belly sandwich is an excellent alternative: the thin cuts of meat cooked until crispy, through and through, on focaccia with slices of tomato. Like a more exciting BLT. More

The Vegetarian Option: Al Di Là

New York Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman] Al Di La 430 248 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (at Carroll St; map); (718) 636-8888; aldilatrattoria.com Cuisine: Northern Italian Setting: Stylishly rustic Veggie Options: Two salads and three pastas Cost: About $35 per person, excluding drinks To eat... More

How to Make Fresh Pasta

How To Kumiko Mitarai 9 comments

Fresh pasta is made from a few simple ingredients, using a straightforward method. But getting it just right requires some coaching, a lot of practice, and a few good tips. This primer from expert pasta-making chef Anna Klinger of Al Di La in Brooklyn can help get you started or put you back on track, and inspire you to make this recipe for casunsiei (beet and ricotta ravioli). More

Top Five Fancy-Pants Doughnuts in New York City

New York Kathy YL Chan 15 comments

"Fancy pants" doughnuts reside in higher-end restaurants, where the plates of fried dough might average $10. A higher price, to be sure—but one that factors in the cost of service and personal real estate at a classy establishment. More

What I Ate This Week

New York Nick Solares Post a comment

As many meals as I eat in a week, that is how many times I eat out. An occasional journal of a habitual restaurant diner; or, Not Eating at Home in New York. I had it in for cattle this... More

Sugar Rush: Ricotta Fritters at Al Di La

New York Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

At Al Di La, a plate of warm ricotta fritters made its way to our table around midnight, the end of a very eventful night of non-stop eating with Robyn and Ray. I thought I was too full, really... More

Al Di La To Add Lunch Service

New York Zach Brooks Post a comment

Everybody's favorite Park Slope trattoria, al di la will be adding a lunch service according to this Craigslist ad looking for "an experienced server to work Wednesday through Sunday". The rumor is they will start in early November, but nothing... More

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