Thousands of runners will be hitting the pavement on Sunday, Nov. 6 for the iconic New York City Marathon. That's a lot of mouths to feed. Luckily, New York City is filled with plenty of restaurants to help them carb up before the big day. Here are our top picks for restaurants serving up pasta dishes with the runner in mind. By Carly Petrone.
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Brooklynites who are running the marathon can head to Faro the night before the big run for a variety of seasonal pasta dishes. Chef and owner Kevin Adey is serving up eight different pastas that are prepared with grains milled in-house for maximum freshness. Chef Adey's housemade gluten-free pasta can be substituted for any of the wheat ones on the menu. Happy carbo loading!
Make a reservation at the Michelin star-rated restaurant Piora in the West Village. Try the Bucatini with black garlic, Dungeness crab, roasted maitake mushrooms, and fresno chili for a seafood option, or opt for their Cappellacci witt sweet corn, chanterelle and summer truffle. One of their many classic cocktails will be waiting for you at the bar once you've crossed the finish line.
Head over to Carmine's in the heart of Times Square and load up on delicious classic pasta dishes like rigatoni & broccoli with red sauce, penne alla vodka, and spaghetti with meatballs. Other standouts include pasta with giardiniera (marinara with a touch of cream, prosciutto, and veggies) as well as the chicken scarpariello, which is pan-fried and tossed in a buttery lemon rosemary sauce. Gluten-free runners can indulge in traditional favorites made with their special cornmeal pasta.
If you're up in Harlem, then stop into Babbalucci, a newer Italian kitchen and pizzeria to hit restaurant row. Split one of their delectable pizzas like the Thaitalian - mozzarella, tomato, Italian sausage, garlic, Thai basil, and cherry peppers. They also offer a variety of pastas, salads and antipasti to get you pumped for the big race.
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