No event in the city calls for more carbs than the NYC Marathon, coming up this weekend. Whether you’re running the full 26.2 or just breaking a sweat on a shorter route, these are all perfect spots to refuel.
1. Spicy Penne at Lucky Strike: Located just around the corner from Soho Grand, famed restaurateur Keith McNally’s Lucky Strike is one of our favorites for a casual yet sophisticated meal. Our social media director, Steven Rojas, loves the spicy penne. 59 Grand Street, in between Wooster Street and West Broadway
2. Tagliatelle alla Bolognese at Da Silvano: Open since 1975, Silvano Marchetto’s eponymous Sixth Avenue spot is known for it’s great outdoor dining in the warmer months. But as temperatures start to drop, nothing is better on a chilly night then a plate of homemade Tagliatelle alla Bolognese – and perfect for a post-run meal. 260 Sixth Avenue, between Houston and Bleecker Streets
3. Tortellini Ragu at Carbone: The most recent product from Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s restaurant group is Carbone, which opened to rave reviews by the most discerning food critics in the city. We love their Tortellini Ragu, one of many classic, perfectly executed dishes on the menu. 181 Thompson Street, between Houston and Bleecker Streets
4. Ricotta Ravioli at Rubirosa: This Nolita eatery opened in November 2010, and even though there’s a new spot in this up-and-coming neighborhood opening everytime we visit, we still love going back to Rubirosa. Try the ricotta ravioli – and for those of you with gluten issues, the restaurant proudly serves a number of gluten-free pastas and pizzas as well. 236 Mulberry Street, between Prince and Spring Streets
5. Spaghetti Limone at Lil’ Frankie’s: Chef Frank Prisinzano’s casual and inexpensive East Village eateries are known for wood-fired pizzas and simple yet delicious pasta dishes. We love the Spaghetti al Limone – a strangely refreshing dish consisting of spaghetti prepared with butter, lemon juice, and Parmigiano Reggiano, which is on the menu at his most casual location, Lil’ Frankie’s. 19 First Avenue, between East 1st and 2nd Streets