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Best Chicken Soup

Tarallucci e Vino's scrippelle 'mbusse.  
  • Tarallucci e Vino

    15 E. 18th St., 212-228-5400

    There are those who like their chicken soup with rice, those who prefer noodles, and others who swear by dumplings. These are people who have yet to try crêpes—in particular, the delicate Parmigiano-Reggiano-laced crêpes that are gently bathed in hot broth and known in the vernacular of Italy’s Abruzzo region as scrippelle ’mbusse, or wet crêpes. To put it in SAT terms, scrippelle are to matzo balls as butterflies are to hockey pucks. The best are found at Tarallucci e Vino, the rustic wine-bar spinoff of the East Village café, where co-owner Pepi Di Giacomo prepares the dish according to an old family recipe and where one spoonful of the heady hen broth mingled with the remarkably thin and delicious scrippelle is all it takes to lift your spirits.

From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine