Week of October 1-7

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Travertine’s pappardelle with a rabbit rag

Travertine’s pappardelle with a rabbit rag Photograph: Jeffery Gurwin

Travertine
Former Babbo sous chef and Top Chef season-four contestant Manuel Trevino will present a Mediterranean menu at this 58-seat restaurant. Dishes will include pappardelle with a rabbit rag, and rack of lamb with crushed olive-oil potatoes and red-pepper mustard. 19 Kenmare St between Bowery and Elizabeth St (212-966-1810)

Kolache Mama
A type of stuffed pastry from Central Europe, kolache isn’t a household word...yet. As the featured item of this fledgling takeout-only chain—which plans to open up to 18 New York locations over the next two years—it may soon become one. The menu includes inventive versions, such as one filled with Texas smoked sausage. 45 E 45th St between Madison and Vanderbilt Aves (no phone yet)

Luke’s Lobster
Luke Holden and his father, Jeff, have a history in the lobster industry: Both have worked as lobstermen, and Jeff owns the seafood business that will supply his son’s East Village eatery. Authentic Maine-style lobster rolls will feature a buttered, griddle-toasted bun smeared with mayo and loaded with a quarter pound of lobster meat. Shrimp and crab versions will also be available. 93 E 7th St between First Ave and Ave A (212-387-8487)

Compiled by Daniel Gritzer

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