Louro in the West Village can be a bit tricky. It's broken down into four sections - bites, small plates, eggs and grains and large plates - how much should you order, and from which sections? When we dropped by for a visit the other night, the only two seats available were at the marble bar in the front of the room. Fine by us - the setup was conducive to sharing, and we found that the proper equation for a party for two was a plate from each section, with an extra pasta thrown in if you're especially hungry.
And you shouldn't be craving a lot more if you order a dish like the fry bread, which is exactly what it sounds like. The fluffy offering is topped with smoked tomato, goat milk curd, pickled onion and kale. The dish isn't the prettiest one on the menu (and clearly not the lightest), but it is a tasty snack that went well with the bourbon cocktail we were sipping on. If you're gonna skip to the pastas afterwards you might be headed for carb-overload. But hey, just blame it on the holidays.