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Sunday, November 24, 2019

HOEK PIZZA...117 FERRIS ST RED HOOK

EVERYONE IN NYC HAS THE BEST PLACE NYC PLACE FOR PIZZA...EXCEPT FOR ED LEVINE, THE FOOD WRITER, WHO SENDS YOU TO SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA(I HAVE TRIED IT . AND ASIDE FROM THE 2 HOUR WAIT IT WAS GOOD).  BUT YOU PROBABLY WONT NEED TO WAIT...YET...FOR HOEK, DUTCH FOR HOOK.
               AND YOU WILL HAVE GREAT ROMAN PIZZA INTRODUCED TO US BY SUSAN AND DAVID. SECOND TRIP TO THIS REMOTE/CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (THINK PRIVATE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND MANHATTAN SKYLINE VIEW ) WAS WITH  TIM AND ANA . UPON ENTERING WE GREETED ANNA THE PROPRIETOR(WHOM I KNOW FROM OTHER WORLDS) AND BEGAN TALKING ABOUT WHAT A GREAT PLACE FOR A PARTY...AND SAID HI TO RESTAURATEUR ANDREA(REMEMBER THE WONDERFUL VAH BEH?) . 
        THE PIZZA IS PIE-LICIOUS...WHETHER THE MARGARITA OR THE TRUFFLE/HAM . OR THE WHITE  ZUCCHINI


WOOD BURNING OVEN





ZUCHINI...ALL SPECIAL THE POLISH /ITALIAN TIRAMISU WAS A ROYAL JOY.   BONUS ALERT : A FEW BLOCKS AWAY IS SUNNY'S ...A MARITIME BAR WITH A 9PM SAT BLUE GRASS JAM. STANDING ROOM VIEW OF A WEEKLY FEST.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

IL PORTO...RISTORANTE&BRICK OVEN PIZZA

THEY HAVE BEEN AT 37 WASHINGTON AVE FOR 11 YEARS AND NOW TEY ARE ALSO NEAR TE NEW WEGMANS. OUR FIRST VISIT WAS AN IMPULSE . LAST NIGHT. A GOOD IMPULSE. CAVERN LIKE SETTING WITH WINDOWS AND A NAVY YARD NEIGHBOR.
BELLA DONNA






AND THEN WE FOUND THERE WOULD BE MUSIC   BY Charlie APPICELLA'S IRON CITY AND JAZZ  STYLINGS  BY MAYRA CASALES  [THURS, FRI,SAT].
DARK AND TASTY BAKED CLAMS...A VARIETY OF PIZZAS....



CREATED A KIND OF PUTTANESCA.



MURAL LOOKS LIKE IT REMAINS FROM IN EARLIER TIME

 


INSALATA DI POMODORO



insalata di pomodoro

spagehetti bella donna


Saturday, June 1, 2019

TIKKA ARRIVES ON 5TH AVE IN PARK SLOPE

 HOW GREAT ,WE THOUGHT ,A NEW INDIAN RESTAURANT IN PARK SLOPE. WITH MAUREEN AND TIM WE ORDERED TAKE OUT FROM MASALA . IT WAS GOOD....THEN GONE. FAST. WE WORRIED FOR OUR NEW NEIGHBORS. MYSTERY.
                       WEEKS LATER THE SIGN IS SWITCHED: TIKKA. GARDEN  SEATING IN BACK. BUT ON OUR FIRST HOT NIGHT, TIKKA DINING WAS ATTRACTIVELY COOL....
AND THE FOOD WAS JUST RIGHT. FOR JEANNE... ALOO GOBI WITH POTATOES AND CAULIFLOWER. CRUNCHY COCONUT SHRIMP AND JUST SO PEPPER CHICKEN.
WE TRIED PARATHA WITH MANGO CHUTNEY TOO.   SLOPE RESTAURANT WORLD IS LIKE A 3 RING CIRCUS OF FOODS. THERE Are RINGMASTERS WHO REMAIN  RELIABLE RING
MASTERS LIKE STONE PARK BUT YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE THREE RINGS FOR THE NEXT ACTS.  HERE COME THE CLOWNS AND THE JUGGLERS AND THE HOOP LEAPING TIGERS.....AND HEY GANG NOW THE  TINGLY TASTY TIKKA !

NORTH=ALOO GOBI   SOUTH= PEPPER CHICKEN
COCONUT SHRIMP

Sunday, April 28, 2019

GARGIULO'S OF CONEY ISLAND . 2911 W 15ST


 The last time I saw my friend Teddy Gargiulo it was 1964. I have been in Coney since but food came via Nathans or Totono's Pizza. This walk on the boardwalk brought us to the place Teddy's
family once owned. The new owner said a member of that family had recently been in.
For us, this visit was a perfect end to a Brighton and Coney boardwalk hike.





The Caesar salad was just right for sharing and Jeanne enjoyed her Ravioli. The 2 and1/2 lb lobster I had could have been shared by a family,but mine was not with us...so...all gone. and no red sauce on my shirt.


Bib free without disgrace. Desert offers included Spumoni and Tartuffo and Cannoli but we opted for the Tortoni in a paper accordion folded cup with the almond crust...as part of the time travel experience. Jerry was the waiter and he was a cross between my HS friend Angelo and the finest
full fledged waiter.


Lobster Fra Diavolo with Penne



Smith and 9st Bklyn F train to Coney






Sunday, February 10, 2019

HAENYEO 239 FIFTH AVE AND CAROL ST...NEW PARK SLOPE KOREAN RESTAURANT

RED LEAF SALAD WITH PERILLA DRESSING
 LAST YEAR THIS RESTAURANT PREVIEWED ITS FOOD AT PROSPECT HALL FOOD FAIR. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IT TO REPLACE A BAKERY EVER SINCE.
WAIT NO MORE...EXCEPT FOR A TABLE WHEN IT CATCHES ON...OR MY NEIGHBORS MORE ACCURATELY CATCH ON. THE BIBIMBOP WAS LIKE A KOREAN SPICED PAELLA.....THE FISH STEW WAS FILLED WITH ALL THE SEAS TASTY CREATURES AND THE SOUPY BROTHIE LIQUID WAS BEYOND THE BEST I HAVE HAD. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE TOASTED BAGUETTE TO PROLONG THE JOY. 

BIBIMBOB WITH TOFU

BOUILLABAISSE

Saturday, November 24, 2018

ABCv . 38 E19 ST MANHATTAN

I HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT VEGOPPRESSION BEFORE. "WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR A VEGETARIAN"...'I WILL SURPRISE YOU"...IF I SAID I LIKED MEAT WOULD YOU SURPRISE ME?

Well the good news is about more veggie options. I am not a vegetarian but Jeanne is. And she should have a good TG dinner. ABCv  (V FOR VEGAN)to the rescue .[.Don't feel bad for me because Frank ,Kristen, and Lizzie
dropped off a full turkey dinner.]

And some of my short term diet needs and the high end quality at ABC hardly made this a sacrifice...au cont rare it was a treat. like the cherry apple pie

pie
This is Jean Georges place and having taken a cooking
 lesson with this genius ,I knew it would be swell.


Roasted cabbage


kombucha sangria and foccacia
focc

carrot and pea puree


I knew this would be special.  I had a Tumeric Elixir and liked it and lemon verbena tea which my horticulturist told me was an  herb.There was a Guiness- sized mushroom dish and mashed potatoes too. Plenty.
oh... and the bill!!! 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

PIATTO 1-50 50AV LIC

GO BEFORE AMAZON FILLS THE SEATS FOR PIZZA,PASTA,WINE,AND THE VIEW OF MANHATTAN. AND GO FOR THE LOBSTER RAVIOLI AND THE TUNA IN LEMON SAUCE WITH MIXED FALL VEGGIES.  OR THE SALMON AND WINES WERE REASONABLY PRICED. PLEASANT STAFF,EFFICIENT SERVICE, CASUAL DRESS. CONVINCED YET? LOOK AT THE LAST PHOTO.
LOBSTER RAVIOLI

SALMON

TUNA IN LEMON SAUCE

THE VIEW