In the magazine this week, Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld take a look ahead at what’s on the table for fall. Andrew Carmellini tries his hand at American comfort food at his still-unnamed restaurant going into the old Cub Room spot. Michael White explains why his Soho spot, Osteria Morini, is going to redefine “osteria” for New Yorkers. Mario Batali takes us behind the scenes at Eataly, which he hopes will be “a place where food is more sacred than commerce.”
On the Cheap(ish) Eats beat, the Underground Gourmet lists off the openings they’re looking forward to in the coming season, including Taïm’s roving falafel mobile, Josh Capon’s B&B;, and Jonathan Benno’s Lincoln. Daniel Maurer runs down the nightlife hot list, I.D.-ing Nur Khan’s clubhouse inspiration for Don Hill’s and the Darby’s fifties vibe. And Freemans’ diner offshoot finally has a name: Peels.