I've been away for 2 weeks, coming back to a storm ravaged city and a business/lunch partner whose baby decided to come a bit early. Instead of sloshing my solo self over to the West Village for lunch with Saha, I begged off, he graciously granted a reschedule. The wet snow made me want hot pasta so pappardelle ragu at Emporio it was. Sometimes I really enjoy the serenity and silence of eating alone, by the time M. comes back I will have read an entire library's worth of books over solo lunches.
Emporio, 231 Mott St, NY, NY 10012 (btwn Prince & Spring)