My afternoon stroll down Bleeker St. reveals that Noi Cafe, a nice little Italian pasta and paninni restaurant is closed. "Closed for renovations", of course, the sign says. But we all know what that means. It was the first place I ever had speck (a cured meat of some sort).
Down the block, around Christopher and Bedford, Peruvian Lima's Taste is opening a branch in one of the old Mona Lisa sites. I've never been to the one in the East Village. Is it any good???