In the magazine this week, Adam Platt admires A Voce Columbus for its elegant design and moderate prices, but is most impressed by Missy Robbinss food: Like Mario Batali, Michael White, and the other masters of this comfort-obsessed rustico era, she has a knack for taking simple Italian basics and elevating them to a different plane. Chris Smith checks in on Totonno's and finds that co-owner Louise Ciminieri is painstakingly restoring the place to all its quirky glory.
Chestnuts are in season, and Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld score a side-dish recipe from SD26. Although its the perfect autumnal accompaniment to pan-roasted chicken or guinea hen, its so good you may find yourself eating it straight from the skillet, they write. The pair also spy a trend in restaurants serving full English breakfasts. For openings, they bring us Purple Yam, Mermaid Oyster Bar, and Danny Meyers eagerly anticipated remake of Wakiya: Maialino.