The Gowanus area is rapidly gentrifying, but well before Whole Foods arrived and the Morbid Anatomy Museum departed, Bar Tano was a welcoming beacon on a lonely stretch of Third Avenue. It looks from the outside like a fine place for a drink (and it is), with a long and inviting bar and pressed tin ceilings (to say nothing of its choice list of Italian wines by the glass and grand selection of beers on tap). But the owners, Peter Sclafani and Kristen Hallett (who also run Brooklyn’s Bar Toto, Provini, and Bevacco), know that an empty stomach is nothing to be trifled with. Bar Tano has a full menu of pasta, pizza, meat, and fish, along with tiramisu, of course. (457 3rd Ave., at 9th St. 718-499-3400.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.