SavorNY Muscles In on Soup Kitchens



"Don't you love saving trust fund money?"Photo courtesy SavorNY


Since the Lower Eastpacking District so closely resembles a bum's paradise, you'd think do-gooders would be giving away food left and right. But outside of actual soup kitchens, we know of only once place where you can get a free snack: Between 1 and 7 p.m. on weekends, new wine bar SavorNY is offering complimentary small plates, representing different world cuisines, that come with two-ounce wine pairings. (You can find a list of both after the jump.) Still, lagniappes don't make for a proper meal, even if you're fashionably emaciated, so the owners have thoughtfully provided a full lunch menu as well. Because you didn't go to that neighborhood not to spend money, did you?

Spain
Salt cod fritter with almond and preserved lemon; Verdejo
Manchego mousse; Rose Cava
Poached egg with serrano; Grenache (Rioja)

Italy
Smoked mozzarella with sea salt; Prosecco
Pine-nut soup; Pinot Grigio (Alto Adige)
Lamb meatballs with yogurt-olive sauce; Nero d'Avola (Sicily)

South America
Coxinhas; Cabernet (Argentina)
Tamales; Chardonnay (Chile)
Chorizo taquitos; Malbec (Argentina)

French
Brie in puff pastry; Sauvignon de Touraine (Loire)
Foie gras with apple wonton; Chardonnay (Macon)
Truffled mushroom duxelle; Cab Franc (Chinon)