Barbalu in Eater's Manhattan Heatmap


The Manhattan Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

Thursday, December 5, 2013, by Greg Morabito

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, what Michael White is up to these days. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, we offer theEater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.

Restaurants are listed by opening date


A few weeks ago, Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque opened this charming cafe in the space that previously housed their restaurant Barbarini Alimentari, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to salads and sandwiches, the menu has traditional Italian pastas, and entrees like veal scaloppine and potato-crusted salmon. Most dishes are priced under $20. [Photo: Barbalu]

225-227 FRONT ST, NEW YORK, NY 10038  (646) 918-6565

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Monday, October 7, 2013, by Greg Morabito


Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque will open their South Street Seaport Italian restaurant Barbalu later this week. The space housed their old restaurant Barbarini Alimentari until it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy's floodwaters. In a message to longtime fans, Stefano and Adriana note: "You can be sure that we will be serving the same delicious Italian fare you've loved in the past with some fun new additions." [EaterWire]