It’s time for lunch at The Pool
Now, almost half a year into its opening, luxe time machine seafood restaurant The Pool is ready to add lunch. Predictably, the public menu does not have prices, but it’s in full below, full of dishes like seared lobster tail with yuzu vinaigrette, Dungeness crab rice, and scampi ravioli. Reservations are now available for tables on weekdays from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Tuesday, January 23.
Anito Lo is back with a cookbook
It’s been quiet on the Anita Lo front since she shuttered her treasured West Village restaurant Annisa. Now, the acclaimed chef has a cookbook coming out called Solo: 101 Recipes to Cook for Yourself. The description is a bit hyperbolic — “Anita Lo puts the ‘Lo’ in alone.” — but the premise is meals for one in under 30 minutes. Dishes include smoky eggplant and scallion frittata, duck bolognese, chicken pho, and more; it’s out September 25.
Closures of two longtime NY venues
Pour one out for Bar Matchless. The 15-year-old Greenpoint bar popular in the neighborhood and made famous on television show Girls has closed after the building that housed it sold. Though earlier reports said it closed on NYE, it had its final night on Monday. Over on the Lower East Side, nearly 10-year-old pizzeria Nonna’s at 105 Clinton St. has closed. Owner Leon Leandru tells The Lo Down that he’s trying to work out a new lease as well as potential renovations to reopen, but that for now the restaurant is closed.
Midtown’s Kosher scene gets a boost
Replacing Indian restaurant Tulsi at 211 East 46th St. will be a Kosher restaurant from chef Joshua Kessler (Union Square Hospitality, Mike’s Bistro). There’s no name for the restaurant as of yet, but Kosher food is definitely on the rise in New York City. Here’s a look at how one Brooklyn restaurant is making top-notch Kosher barbecue: