Great lunch at Lupa--Batali's Roman Osteria on Thompson Street. Some might argue that the old Lupa was better and the place has become tired; but Lupa is still a favorite spot for many New Yorkers. I went for lunch with Matt who used to work there; so they hooked us up big time. The bartender poured some bubbly and the food followed.
Sweetbreads with shishito peppers
Beets and pistacios
Marinated mushrooms and farro
Ricotta gnocchi with sausage and fennel
Bucatini all' Amatriciana