A round-up of neighborhood food and drink news:
- Pearl & Ash sommelier Patrick Cappiello is one of Food & Wine’s best of 2014, and the Bowery restaurant’s offerings get some love from Grape Collective’s “Ten Exciting American Wine Lists.”
- Eater’s Robert Sietsema eats his way through three cured-meat giants of NYC and declares: “Overall, Katz’s pastrami kicks Sarge’s and Second Avenue’s ass!”
- The basement bar at Rivington Street restaurant Schapiro’s is finally opening this month, according to Time Out New York. Helmed by a team from East Village bar Death & Co., it will be called Nitecap. (More details from the Wall Street Journal, but paywall may apply.)
- Mission Cantina’s burritos are now available for dine-in at lunchtime, chef Danny Bowien tells us.