September News

IMG_1541_AubreyFeatured Employee – Aubrey Escalante

Aubrey Escalante joined her Novo family about a year and a half ago as a host. In a short time she moved her way through the ranks from host to busser to food runner to her current position, server.   You can find Aubrey during a sunny and relaxed lunch service on our creekside patios. “I absolutely love serving! It’s a more intimate exchange with our guests, as you are giving them an experience and making sure they have a great time.”

While she says lunchtime is her favorite shift to work, the weekend is fun because of the busy hustle & bustle and people are usually celebrating something. In her spare time Aubrey is all about arts and crafts. A self-described “artsy person” she sews, she sings (for select audiences only), she plays guitar. It’s no wonder she fits right in with the artistic & eclectic Novo vibe! On that note she says, “I feel lucky and privileged to say I work at Novo.” J

Pork Belly RamenFeatured Dish – Pork Belly Ramen Bowl

Come in and try our pork belly ramen bowl for lunch or dinner.  While some ramen dishes are composed with a broth, our ramen bowl focuses on the pork and fresh ramen noodles.  We sauté our slow roasted pork belly with shitake and woodear mushrooms, fresh ramen noodles, green onion and Thai basil.  The dish is finished with house made broccoli, sambal pickles and crispy bean curd.


Featured Cocktail – The Dark Alley

The Dark Alley is a mysterious cocktail sure to entice both newbies and veterans alike to the wonderful world of aged Rum. Showcasing a complex aged Reserva Rum from Diplomatico, a sharp Aztec Chocolate bitters from Fee Brothers, and a perfectly balanced Lucano Amaro, this drink stands up like a rich, chocolatey Manhattan to appease even the most discerning whiskey drinkers. Its beautiful amber color and velvety texture lends itself well against the single rock of ice keeping the boozy libation cold without dulling any of the unique flavors that culminate into a simply seductive experience.  A perfect way to ease into fall, the Dark Alley is best enjoyed on a brisk evening out on the patio at Novo. Cheers!

1 ¾ oz. Diplomatico Reserva Rum

¾ oz Amaro Lucano

2 Dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Bitters

Add all ingredients to mixing tin and add ice. Stir gently until cold. Strain into rocks glass with large rock of ice.