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Friday, September 30, 2011

Zitos on 7av Park Slope near 8 st...heros and wine on tap

Zito's Sandwich Shoppe on UrbanspoonChick pea hero? or chicken Parm? Potatoes and egg?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BODY) to Pittsburgh and to Penn Avenue Fish Company

Clams in Spicy broth

vegi rolls

Frank and Abigail

Andrew and Maureen

Tuna with coffee rub

We did. Jet Blue one hour flight and 24 hours in Steel Town. Andrew Sheehan author and KDKA reporter ran with Tim and Frank. Kristen, Maureen, and Abigail (private tour of the Warhol leader par excellance/non pariel) and I cheered. But before that we had coffee at the 21st street coffee snobs(no milk for you)>>>and then a fish feast. Penn Avenue Fish Company with great company and superb calamari in spicy broth and garlic bread and clams in spicy broth and vegi rolls and tuna rubbed in coffee and perfectly cooked. Chef Henry watched over us with guardian Angel/owner,Angela.The Greatest Race and football and Pirates in the air and the Steve Miller Band reverberating across the three rivers. Go and soak in the strip and shake hands with the big wrist- ed multitudes. Stay at the Wyndham Hotel and taste the town. Penn Avenue Fish Company  on Urbanspoon

Penn Avenue Fish Company on Urbanspoon

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Al Di La Blah Blah...Great

squid pasta and squid and their friends from the sea

PORK Chop on polenta bed

Market Salad


Beet and ricotta filled ravioli in butter sauce
This is a well respected restaurant in Park Slope on 5th Ave and sort of old news...except that we ate there last night for Maureen's birthday and it was so terrific that I want to be sure as many people as possible know about this gem. No reservations but don't let that deter you; worth your wait in gold.

There is a professional,warm and clever vibe here...and our waiter's sense of humor couldn't have been better aimed. He saw Jeanne's broken foot boot and as he served each item he asserted in a new way each time that "this is very good for a bad leg." He said, looking at the boot, " That was me ain 1977" and obviously remembered the importance of keeping spirits up. Al Di La? You know
...yes I know you know..but when was the last time you tasted their farro sald with mint or their squid pasta with mista pesce something? Tables are close together but its ok here to huddle and hunker down to Bonnie Doone Albarino and Primativo and crusty bread and some people you like to be with (with whom you like to be).

Al di la Ristorante & Caterers on Urbanspoon