Most waiting rooms give you the option to sit, stand, or flip through Parade.
But the Dell’anima crew redefines holding pens with new wine bar Anfora, opening today.
The handsome West Village drinking establishment is just two doors down from its jewel-box Italian joint, with enough banquette seating, soft porcelain lights, and savory snacks to keep you content for hours.
Joe Campanale brandishes his oeno-knowledge with a predominantly sustainable, biodynamic, organic wine list organized by producer. Carefully selected whiskeys, grappas, sparklings, and local beers add some variety. Looking for your anthemic summer drink order? Find it here. (We’re partial to Cynar and soda.)
Chefs Gabe and Katherine Thompson will charm you with pork terrine; lamb ragu sliders; roasted mushrooms; Italian heroes; piles of salumi; and a chocolate, caramel, and pecan tart (all around $10). Killing time never tasted so good.
Anfora, 34 Eighth Avenue, between Jane and West 12th Streets (212-518-2722 or anforanyc.com). Enjoy a glass of the beverage director’s new pick — Lustau Solera Reserva Puerto Fino — on the house from 5-6 p.m. all week long when you mention DailyCandy.
Photo: Janelle Jones