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Apr
2005

It’s a feeling familiar to many of us at Babbo- that rumble in the belly that fruits and veggies just won’t hush. That’s when we know it’s time for a great burger, New York-style. These spots are our favorites when nothing but 8-ounces of meat will do… Corner Bistro 331 West 4th Street (at Jane […]

Apr
2005

September means back to school for many. Remember when your mom packed you a bagged lunch everyday as a kid? Those were the days. Well, I can bet, if you are a New Yorker, you never graduated from bagged lunches, even if your mom is not the one preparing them for you anymore. Most of […]

Apr
2005

Have a little extra time before work one morning? Tired of cold cereal and thin milk? Rub the sleep out of your eyes and head to one of the Babbo staff’s favorite breakfast spots. A morning meal at one of these Village eateries will start your workday off with the perfect buzz. Buon Appetito! Otto […]

Apr
2005

It is time to re-familiarize ourselves with the summer sun, to uncover our shoulders and feel them warming by 8am. It’s also time for the delicious fruits that only such a sun could ripen. It’s time for berries here in New York, on our plates, our menus, in our mouths, and staining our hands. We […]

Apr
2005

When see the neighborhood children breaking in their new backpacks and sneakers, those of us at Babbo still feel that twinge of back-to-school excitement at summer’s end. Why let the kids have all the fun? There are plenty of places right here in the neighborhood that help us continue to expand our minds and add […]

Apr
2005

According to the Roman Poet Horace, the perfect meal begins with eggs and ends with apples. While we may digress from that formula, we at Babbo love apples at any time; eaten fresh and crispy from the tree, tucked into sandwiches, baked into a pie or cake or alongside meats, drizzled with honey, stewed with […]

Apr
2005

They are there for those times when you are not necessarily hungry, but craving a great glass of vino. Judging by the number of small, atmospheric wine bars popping up in various neighborhoods, the craving must be a common one. These wine bars are favorites among the Babbo staff (cork dorks and vino amateurs alike)….. […]

Apr
2005

The Greenmarket at Union Square opens every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the crack of dawn featuring the freshest local ingredients found in Manhattan. Farmers, specializing in everything from lettuces, apples, flowers, bread, honey, potatoes, tomatoes, and much more offer restaurants ingredients that would be otherwise hard to find. Chefs have become dependent on […]

Apr
2005

Tomatoes are one fruit, yes, fruit, that tend to appear consistently on kitchen tables, regardless of the season. But now that the days are hot, tomatoes are at their peak, and the best of the bunch are showing up at markets and restaurants around the city. Americans love their tomatoes fresh in salads and sandwiches, […]

Apr
2005

As we spring forward, thoughts turn to the coming days of sunshine and blooms. Those who planned ahead will soon be enjoying budding tulips and for those of us with less forethought and even less space, it’s the perfect time to get your hands damp planting a potted garden. Whether planting herbs in the window […]

Apr
2005

At Babbo, we know spring has truly sprung New York-Style when the menu features bits of verdant ground produce from the Union Square Green market. Though each distinct in flavor, ramps, green garlic, and sweet onions are all members of the allium, or Lily family, and bring much desired freshness and bite to the palate, […]

Apr
2005

What are you in the mood for tonight? Champagne, Sparkling wine, vodka, specialty cocktails? Whatever you crave, New York City has it all and Babbo staff has their favorite pics on the specialty bars we love right now. Flûte 40 E. 20th Street Between Broadway & Park Avenue South 212-529-7870 Join them for a Champagne […]

Apr
2005

During those days when the wind is still blowing cold, the sky is grey, and the ground is grayer, there’s nothing better than a hot bowl of soup to lift your spirits. Here, the Babbo staff shares their favorite soup spots for a quick lunchtime get-away. Pearl Oyster Bar 18 Cornelia St. For those days […]

Feb
2005

Perhaps the quintessential “New Yorker” must-do for both tourists and natives is a day trip to midtown in the wintertime. Gazing at the windows of Saks or Macy’s while munching on a steamy bag of roasted chestnuts, fighting vicious crowds of harried shoppers in freezing cold weather…this is New York in December! Perhaps the one […]

Feb
2005

Let’s face it, amongst all the talk of diets and post-holiday weight gain, it’s still necessary to treat yourself one in a while. February is the perfect time to pamper your palette with delicious, rich and indulgent hot chocolate. Otto Enoteca Pizzeria 1 Fifth Avenue 212-995-9559 Pastry Chef Meredith Kurtzman’s hot chocolate is the perfect […]

Jan
2005

Inspiration for a good bottle of wine can derive from many things – the food we eat, the places we travel, the people we meet…and the movies we see. Here’s a list of great Italian movies, recommended by Gina, set in some of the world’s greatest wine-producing regions, with notes from David to inspire your […]

Nov
2004

When one of our managers, Dave Massoni, decided to take hiatus from restaurant work and head out to Italia to work on a vineyard for the next 6 months, he knew his farewell party would have to be a big one! When considering where to celebrate, there was no question, it had to be in […]

Nov
2004

It’s Thanksgiving – turkey time! Perhaps the unsurpassed meal of the year, so when creating your own menu – do it right! Because foodies and turkey enthusiasts can never settle for an average, run of the mill turkey, we seek out only the finest and freshest birds around. We at Babbo think that organic turkeys […]

Jun
2004

As June’s temperature rises, stomachs plead for a chilling and light dessert. What’s more refreshing than a smooth and icy sorbette to help us all chill out? Whether craving classic flavors or unusual fruity flavor combinations, New York City’s got ‘em. We at Babbo remain faithful fans of Gina DePalma’s exquisite sorbetti- our current faves […]

Apr
2003

April showers are infamous, driving New Yorkers indoors just when they want nothing more than to feel the sun on their faces. But if you know the right place to linger, you might find that being relegated indoors can yield unexpected pleasures. The Babbo staff favors these Village spots during April’s wettest hours. Dean and […]

Nov
2002

Pumpkin, Pecan, Mince, and Apple, just a few pie favorites Americans feast on each holiday season. No Thanksgiving meal would be a celebration of our American heritage without a sampling of the bounty of these fruits, nuts, and squash. In and around the city you will find many bakeries serve up pie as simple and […]

May
2002

So what’s hot for summer? Who can resist shopping for new fashions and dining on yummy snacks in Soho on a spring day? Theo 325 Spring Street Theo, a new eatery fashioned by Jonathan Morr of Republic and APT fame, is drawing crowds south. Breathing new life into the Soho dining scene Theo’s simple affordable […]