Annisa Celebrates Female Chefs; Harding’s Launches Lunch Service

Table Verte opened a few weeks ago in the East Village. As its name hints, the 38-seat bistro serves vegetarian renditions of French classics, like vegan cassoulet and eggplant and fennel confit. It’s BYOB at the moment, and brunch service will start February 1. Have a look at the menu (PDF). [Grub Street]

• Alex Garcia’s Amigos NYC, a four-month pop-up restaurant, opens today at 2888 Broadway between 112th and 113th Streets. Each month will showcase dishes from a different Mexican chef. Garcia’s favorite entrees are on the menu this month, including his AG Roast Chicken and a morita chile-rubbed pork chop with chorizo and potato ragu. Next month, Chef Adrian Leon will takeover. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight. [Grub Street]

Charlotte Druckman’s next Skirt Steak Supper Series will take place Monday, January 28. Chefs Anita Lo, Missy Robbins, and more will serve a four-course dinner at Annisa. Tickets are $275 per person for dinner and wine pairings, including tax, gratuity, and a copy of Druckman’s Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen. Proceeds will go to SHARE. Call 212-741-6699 for reservations or email info@annisarestaurant.com. [Grub Street]

• Flatiron restaurant Harding’s is now open for lunch weekdays, noon to 3 p.m. The new menu includes a year-round Thanksgiving-themed sandwich in addition to classic dishes like the Waldorf salad and lobster roll. Here’s your first look at chef Ariel Fox’s menu (PDF). [Grub Street]

• East Village bar Bua will debut a new food menu from Ai Fiori chef de cuisine PJ Calapa this Sunday. The menu will include a Double Double–style smashed burger made with LaFrieda beef, fried chicken on Texas Toast, and a Murray’s Cheese grilled cheese sandwich along with chips and other snacks. [Eater]

• The now ex-bookkeeper who stole from Masa allegedly did it to support an incredibly expensive porn habit — more than half of the missing $96,000 was funneled into live shows and other forms of adult entertainment. [NYDN]

Annisa Celebrates Female Chefs; Harding’s Launches Lunch Service