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New York, New York
November 21, 2006
From journal Restaurants, Bars and Pubs I love in NY
Sugar Land, Texas
August 25, 2006
From journal Birthday Weekend in The Big Apple
June 28, 2001
Since the place is so small, I would recommend smaller groups of people. Two or three is the perfect crowd. The first time I was there, I sat at the window table, tucked away behind the bar and away from the smokers (you feel like you are in Italy.) Order the individual bruschetta or the antipasti platter. Small portions of grilled eggplant, excellent liver pate, ricotta cheese, proscuitto and coppa and other delicious treats fill your plate.
Move onto the choices of panini, sandwiches made of flat italian bread and toasted to perfection. Arugula, roasted vegetables, goat cheese and different kinds of cure meat are available in different combinations. Sip a glass of wine and soak in the atmosphere or merely watch the people go by the sidewalk. This is as close to the Italian way of fare niente (doing nothing) as you can get in New York!
Since space is limited, prepare to wait or arrive early or late. However, since this is really a snack/sandwich place, the lines are not nearly as long as for other popular restaurants. This is a great budget find in a picturesque neighbourhood.
From journal Eating Well in New York City