grassapastaIf you’re sick and tired of carbs being unfairly maligned, show your support by downing 10 pounds of them in one sitting, which is surprisingly and somewhat dismayingly easy to do at this casual downtown noodle joint. Conceived by the same folks behind much-revered Lardo, Grassa’s menu tempts with a half dozen beautiful handmade pastas like the brown butter-drenched ricotta mezzaluna, a delicate fritto misto, pasta fagioli, and fragrant garlic bread baguettes. And since nothing costs over $10, sticking up for carbs has never been so easy or affordable.