From Cocktails to Cupcakes: Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman's Culinary Picks of New York City

By Adam Hetrick
08 Aug 2013

Lupa (170 Thompson Street).
This is a real trattoria. You immediately smell the bread and the pasta cooking. It's loud and it's fun. They always have something on the menu that you're not expecting. There's also a well-priced wine list. Not too fancy, but really, really good. It's not casual at all, but it's more casual than some others on my list. It's the place to go that's not too expensive, where you know you're going to have great food and great wine and a great fun atmosphere.