Roundup: Su Casa

••• The restaurant briefly known as Leo’s Bar & Restaurant is now Barzinho, which had been the original name and, pertinently, was on the liquor-license application. Also, the menu is now entirely Brazilian (Barzinho is semi-related to Casa in the West Village—for the back story, click the Leo’s link above)—that and the fact that Churrascaria Plataforma is next door means we now have a bit of Little Brazil on West Broadway.
••• Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant, on Church, has posted a sign in the window saying it won’t be serving lunch or dinner “until further notice,” but drinks are flowing as usual at 4 p.m.
••• Current obsession: Yesterday, I had a panino at Farinella Bakery & Pizzeria and I’m still thinking about it. It was like a thicker crust of the restaurant’s pizza filled with eggplant and smoked mozzarella. Normally, I find two slices of Farinella pizza to be not quite enough, but this was both delectable and incredibly satisfying—though I also had a slice of pizza, just to be safe.

courtesy-barnes-and-nobleCOMING UP
••• Readings at Mysterious Bookshop: David Gordon, author of The Serialist (Tuesday, Mar. 9), and Thomas Kaufman, author of Drink the Tea (Wednesday, Mar. 10). Both events are 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
••• And at Barnes & Noble Tribeca: Elif Shafak, author of The 40 Rules of Love (Monday, Mar. 1, 7 p.m.); Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York (Tuesday, Mar. 2, 7 p.m.); and Judy Collins, singing from her new kids’ CD, Over the Rainbow (Wednesday, Mar. 3, 4 p.m.).


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