Sometimes it seems easy to run a restaurant. NoLIta Cantina is a case in point with an eclectic, mouth-watering menu of Jewish-Italian recipes to redneck street food that you’re likely to see on the streets of Manhattan or shows of Man Versus Food.
Not that we’re talking gargantuan quantities here, but the restaurant offers good value, an intriguing menu and the odd surprise (such as burned ends, the tasty, crispy, caramelised bits of the roasted joints that aren’t on the menu but can be requested).
You might want to simply sample a few starters when you see the menu – the unusual delights of deep-fried and battered dill pickles, savoury doughnuts made with corn meal, beer & cheese and mini hotdogs are a delight.
More substantial meals come in the meals of sumptuous deli sandwiches, barbecued and slow-cooked roasts and big burgers. There’s beer on tap, sharing platters and good music on the stereo to boot. Sweet tooth? Slice of home-made Reese’s peanut butter cups cake – or milk stout chocolate cake with bourbon cream?
NoLIta Cantina makes it look easy; trying to avoid frequent returns will be hard.