Remember all the time you spent this year out on the sidewalk, enduring hour-plus waits for a table at Flour + Water
(2401 Harrison at 20th St.)? Ah, good times. Well, you'll be able to say farewell to 2009 from the comfort of the restaurant's interior. For New Year's Eve, Flour + Water is actually taking reservations for every seat, a first for the place that sets aside a majority of its seats for walk-ins. Chef Thomas McNaughton
plans three separate prix-fixe seatings with food from the Northern Italian province of Emilia Romagna, home to Bologna. Times are 5:30, 7:45, and 10 p.m. The dinner is $70, with special wines and other pairings available for additional cost. Bollito misto
and tortellini en brodo
are likely menu choices, as will suckling pig and lentils with cottechino (the latter traditional New Year's dish symbolizing good fortune). Want a piece of that good fortune? Reserve by calling 826-7000 between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.