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Where to Eat When You Shop: New York City

WHERE TO EAT: Peasant restaurant, at 194 Elizabeth Street, Nolita, New York City.  Chef-owner Frank DeCarlo opened this Italian gem in 1999 serving food bought from local farms and some imported products from Italy.  We love how the menu changes seasonally and how everything is cooked to perfection in vintage wood-fire ovens.  DeCarlo describes the experience at Peasant as “you feel like you are in Italy, not New York City.”  The venue is filled with wooden tables, an open kitchen that lights up the restaurant and brick walls for the finishing touch.

WHAT TO EAT: Razzacon capper – a wood-baked skate with lemon, white wine, and capers.  If you are not in the mood for fish try another traditional Italian dish like the spit-roasted leg of lamb with trevisano & polenta.  The locals love the tender meat and the juicy flavor that only comes with Peasant’s vintage wood-fire oven.

WHERE TO SHOPVera Wang Mercer Store - Vera’s Fall 2012 RTW Collection has completely finished shipping so now is the perfect time to complete your fall wardrobe!

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