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Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

Presented on a bed of "krauti," the beef-pork links from Trentino called probusto are juicy and fabulous. (Click to enlarge, as if they needed to be any bigger.)

This week, Counter Culture makes the long climb to Birreria, the new beer garden (well, not really) on the rooftop of Eataly. The food -- via Mario Batali and chef Alex Pilas -- is flat-out wonderful, though the beer list is a minefield of oddities, and it may take a few months of drinking to find your favorites. Here are some of the choicest morsels.

Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

Your view from Eataly's rooftop may include the mast of the Empire State Building.

Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

The ample salads are composed like paintings.

Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

Pork chop with Calabrian peppers

Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

The cheese plate comes with honey and very good olive oil.

Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

Birreria carries mushrooms to new heights -- like these maitakes.

Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

And then there's the beer ...

Pix From Birreria, on the Roof of Eataly

A couple of my dining companions late one weekday afternoon -- the only time you can readily get a reservation

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