In the magazine this week, Adam Platt admires A Voce Columbus for its elegant design and moderate prices, but is most impressed by Missy Robbins’s 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 it’s the perfect autumnal accompaniment to pan-roasted chicken or guinea hen, it’s 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 Meyer’s eagerly anticipated remake of Wakiya: Maialino.