Roundup: Off the Wagon

••• “Entering its ninth year, the Tribeca Film Festival is set to become associated with a new venture to distribute films digitally and in theaters under the Tribeca name. It is also embarking on another initiative to make some offerings available online to the paying public at the same time that they are screening at the festival.” (New York Times)
••• Ivan Beacco, formerly the chef at Pepolino, has resurfaced at Testaccio, a new Roman-style restaurant in Long Island City: “Some dishes get everything right—the smokiness of guanciale in bucatini all’amatriciana ($14), a dressing’s vinegary contrast to creamy-firm white beans and chunks of roast pork ($11), an overlay of bottarga on spaghetti with garlic and clams ($19). (And the spaghetti is house-made, like most of the pastas.)” (New York Times)


Photo by Rich Buchanan

Photo by Rich Buchanan

Frankly Wines is now selling a Reverse Detox Kit for those folks out there who have fasted, cleansed, or otherwise denied themselves, and now want to dip a toe—so to speak—into wine again. For $100, you get six bottles, from a light Muscadet and up to a big Cabernet Sauvignon. “Take your time with the 30 Day Slow & Steady Program. Or whip yourself back into form with the 15-Day Quick Start Program. Or go crazy, invite some friends over, and work your way through the program in one very productive night.”

••• Health counselor Marissa Vicario—who is also a Tribeca Citizen contributor, most recently on how to motivate yourself to exercise in winter—is leading a round of group coaching starting April 6: “If you want to wake up every morning feeling energized, feel beautiful on the inside out, manage your daily stress so it doesn’t control your life, conquer your cravings, fit into that favorite pair of skinny jeans, be supported by a group of like-minded individuals.”
••• Landmarc chef Marc Murphy will be on “Good Day New York” this Friday at 9:15 a.m., cooking something up with Rosanna Scotto.

farinella-sandwich-by-tribeca-citizenBRING ON THAT CABERNET
I told you I was obsessed with a sandwich at Farinella: I was just there, and I managed to stop myself from wolfing it down long enough to get the name (Cuma), investigate the ingredients more thoroughly (sautéed eggplant, smoked mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and garlic on foccacia), and snap an iPhone photo. It’s $9.25, and it’s healthy healthier than the sandwich stuffed with eggplant that’s been breaded and fried.


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