Buckle those seatbelts: the fall preview season has officially begun. New York magazine is first out of the gate with its rudown of new restaurants that will open between now and the end of the year. The long-in the-work Torrisi spinoff on Thompson Street, now dubbed Carbone, will open sometime in November, with a menu and dining room that pay homage to the "slightly upscale mid-century Italian-Americans" that Mario and Rich love so dearly. Also, the Torrisi boys are launching a down-the street triple-decker sandwich shop called The Lobster Club. The Robs note that "if you’ve had the Saratoga at Parm, you know that Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone are to the club sandwich what Pat and Geno are to cheesesteaks." The sandwich place should open in October at 169 Thompson St.
Ryan Skeen's new UES restaurant will be called 83 & 1/2 — it's slated to open in September with a menu of meaty farm-to-table dishes like a "pig’s-head-and-lobster terrine." Michael Berardino (Resto, The Cannibal), will open an Italian restaurant called Angolo in Soho. The team from Bond St. will debut Lady Mai, a sushi den and lounge on West 16th Street. Dorie Greenspan is opening not one, but two new bakeries that will specialize in shortbread cookies. And Hooni Kim, the talented chef behind Danji, will expand with a new Korean bar and restaurant on West 26th Street called Hanjan.
· Fall Preview: Where We Can't Wait to Eat This Season [GS]
· The Torrisi Boys Go Old-School With Carbone [GS]