The Villager

Seaport Report: Wining and dining

February 6, 2019 | Filed under: News,Business,Dining & Nightlife | Posted by: lincoln

BY JANEL BLADOW | And we’re off… 2019 is galloping into history.

Hot shots… About 40 neighbors and friends gathered at Barbalu Restaurant (225-227 Front St.) on Sun., Jan 13, to celebrate one of our own neighborhood talents, photographer Joel Greenberg. Joel has been dining at the Italian eatery and over the years struck up a friendship with owner Stefano Barbagallo.

“After doing wedding photography for the past 30 years,” Joel wrote in an e-mail to me while on a trip to Bangkok, “it was my dream to get back into doing my own personal work.”

An enthusiastic patron of the arts, Stefano urged Joel to get back behind the camera and offered to display his photographs in the restaurant. Half the photos were taken in 1983 during the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial.

While you dine, enjoy Joel Greenberg’s photos on the walls at Barbalu. Photos by Janel Bladow

“These photos are a time capsule because the bridge was illuminated for its centennial celebration,” Joel noted. The other half the photos were taken in Havana, Cuba, in 2014. “Both groups are similar because Havana hasn’t changed much from the 1950s, another time capsule,” he added.

The theme is a contrast between the black-and-white centennial images of the bridge and the vivid colors of Havana’s historic buildings and automobiles. Joel printed all the photos himself except the two mural-sized photos printed on aluminum. This was the first time his work was presented this way.

“I was thrilled with the results,” he said. “I was thrilled to have the opportunity to show my friends and family what I have been working on again. Having them displayed in such a beautiful setting was also a real plus.”

Stefano served wine with antipasto platters, crostini and Arancini Balls with marina sauce to the gathered. Four photos were sold that afternoon. The show will be up through the spring so stop round for a view and bite. For more information, visit joelgreenbergphotography.co

Source: https://www.thevillager.com/2019/02/seapor...

VALENTINE’S DAY DATE IDEAS IN DOWNTOWN NYC - 70 Pine

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 

Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate love.

If you made it past that first sentence it most likely means there is someone special in your life. We’re very happy for you, but it’s time to get serious. Date night on Valentine’s Day can bring a lot of pressure because the expectations are high and the demand for a romantic spot is even higher. The worst thing you can do is to not plan ahead, which is why we are here to help. There are a ton of fantastic options in downtown Manhattan ranging from romantic upscale restaurants to the ultimate date night movie theater. We have selected a few of our favorite destinations.

* Pricing is for 2 People

Barbalu – $35 – $60 – 225 Front Street, FiDi

Barbalu is the marriage of husband and wife team Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque. Their authentic Italian restaurant by the South Street Seaport is a quaint spot perfect for a tasty romantic date. This little gem was rebuilt after Barbarini closed following superstorm Sandy. Thankfully, all the charm was preserved. Make sure to order their delicious home made fettucini with Beef Ragu or their Spaghetti allo Scoglio and to finish with the tiramisu.

http://www.70pine.com/blog/date-ideas-downtown-nyc/

 

 

 

The Top 30 Power Lunch Spots in NY - The New Potato

September 12th, 2016

Scroll through above for the 30 to power lunch spots in NYC

With fall finally here, many of us are feeling quite inundated by lunch meetings after a slightly quieter summer. You’re playing catch up with all those colleagues you haven’t seen or networked with in awhile and might be wondering how to make them more fun. While the era of the epic power lunch spot – The Four Seasons – may be over, it doesn’t mean the power lunch in general isn’t here to stay. We rounded up 30 of our favorites in New York City – where it’s all about the grind – and stay tuned this week for our power breakfasts list as well!

http://www.thenewpotato.com/2016/09/12/best-business-lunch-in-nyc/

The 10 Best Restaurants In South Street Seaport, Manhattan - The Culture Trip

By Alexis DeFillipo

Updated: 3 November 2016

The South Street Seaport is one of the most scenic and historic areas Manhattan has to offer. Where Fulton Street meets the East River, there are many places to go and have a meal for a good price. Whether you are looking for something fast or a sit-down meal, this place has it all. Here is our round up of this neighborhood’s top 10 restaurants.

Barbalu Restaurant

After having their first restaurant, Barbarini Alimentari, completely destroyed by Super Storm Sandy, power couple Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque pulled together and re-built Barbalu where their old one once stood. With bright string lights lining the ceiling and bar and table seating, this business aims to please by serving delicious food that looks great as well. With almost all meals priced lower than $20, Barbalu is a great place for a fine meal to enjoy with friends and family.

Barbalu Restaurant, 225-227 Front Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 918 6565

Click the title to read the article:  https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/articles/the-10-best-restaurants-in-manhattan-s-south-street-seaport/

The Lower Manhattan Guide, by Goop.com

The Lower Manhattan Guide

While Lower Manhattan used to be somewhat of a ghost town on the weekends—and a sea of bankers during the week—a lot of businesses have been moving south, and with them, a slew of new shops and restaurants. Here are our favorite spots below Canal Street.

Barbalu

225-227 Front St., South Street Seaport | 646.918.6565

Hurricane Sandy was devastating for the Seaport; Barbarini, an adorable little Italian spot on Front Street was completely destroyed. But its owner, husband and wife Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque opted to rebuild. Barbalu is just as sweet and delicious as its predecessor, offering everything from simple plates of pasta to potato-crusted salmon.

2016/6/7/the-lower-manhattan-guide-by-goopcom

 

AM New York: EAT AND DRINK Where to dine at South Street Seaport

By TRACY E. HOPKINS/ Special to amNewYork (originally posted on August 4, 2015)

If you haven't been to the South Street Seaport lately, the lazy days of summer are the perfect time for a stroll along the cobblestone streets and brunch with a view of the East River. The historic waterfront area where Fulton Street meets the East River has a bevy of new restaurants and dining destinations. Here's where to get eating: 

After Barbarini Alimentari was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, owner Stefano Barbagallo rebuilt and reopened the space as Barbalu with his wife and partner Adriana Luque the following year. The resilient restaurateur says business is better than before. "I'm extremely proud of maintaining a presence in this beautiful area of New York," Barbagallo says. The minimalist, modern restaurant offers a menu of thoughtfully-prepared Italian fare, including sandwiches, salads, pastas and desserts. 225-227 Front St., 646-918-6565barbalu.com

 

 

Barbarini Reincarnation Barbalu Retains Its Italian Sandwich Game

The inside of Barbalu is a small, bright dining room, and the space next door that used to be the market and takeout area is being renovated. You won’t have trouble finding a seat at lunch, which I appreciated, and it’s easy to have a conversation. I took a look at the sandwich menu of which there is a nice selection of both meat and vegetarian options. I opted for the prosciutto di parma, parmesan and artichoke pesto variety and it came with a nicely-dressed little salad.

Beware if you’re wearing black pants to lunch as I did because the crusty, toasted  ciabatta leaves your hands floury and sends shards flying when you take a bite. That being said, the bread was delicious and there was plenty of meat and thin slices of parmesan to be had. I couldn’t taste much of the artichoke pesto even though I could see it and in retrospect I should have put some of the side salad in the sandwich for a little flavor boost. I really appreciated the quality and quantity of ingredients, and it feels nice to see more lunch spots back in action at the seaport.

Barbalu, 225-227 Front St. (btw. Beekman St. & Peck Slip), (646) 918-6565

Posted by Andrea H at 10:00 am, November 7th, 2013 under BarbaluItalianSandwichesSouth Street Seaport.