We've seen breakfast pasta before but the new brunch menu at LaRina Pastificio & Vino is doing breakfast ravioli, which is an upgrade to the category to be sure. Starting this weekend, swing by for an entire section devoted to breakfast pastas, including the Black Pepper Raviolone ($15) with bacon and a poached egg or Smoked Spaghetti Carbonara, an eggy and bacon-y dish in its own right. They'll have plenty of other egg-type dishes, plus sandwiches, pancakes and healthful fruit bowls and chia puddings.
Egg in the Hole at Nix (Rayna Greenberg)
Elsewhere in the eggesphere, Chef John Fraser's outstanding new vegetarian restaurant Nix is also launching their meat-free brunch menu. Break into the Egg in a Hole (seen above), soft scrambled eggs with shaved truffles, or Walnut Buns with cream cheese frosting.
Lobster Bisque Fries from Extra Fancy (Nell Casey/Gothamist)
Eat your way around the 'burg and the 'point on Sunday at Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint, the seventh annual culinary festival celebrating the area's eats. The block party's got over 50 different local eateries participating, and you can pick the number of tastes you want ranging from four tastes and two drinks ($35) up to 12 tastes and six drinks ($100). Newcomers like Barano, Cheeseboat, Lilia and Freehold are joined by area favs like Extra Fancy, Maison Premiere, Pies 'n' Thighs and Nitehawk Cinema. The event benefits the Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center.
Also on Sunday, Thompson Street's Sessanta launches a Red Sauce Sunday tradition celebrating New York and New Jersey Italian heritage. On this special menu: red sauce classics like chicken parm, mozzarella in carrozzo, scungilli fra diavolo and baked macheroni with salumi ragu. Bottles of wine are also half off for the event and there'll be plenty of garlic bread flying around, too.