Well maybe not Yeahhhh.
Good trip, good food, nice place to visit.
My hotel(Fairfield) was very nice. The location was a little rough. Surrounded by warehouses, lots of noise. Right outside the front door was a good place to grab a quick bite.
On Monday evening I went to Bamonte's. Very nice place in a nice neighborhood. They have their own parking lot which is well lit with an attendant. You are greeted at the door like family. Wonderful, friendly people.
This restaurant reminded me of Rome. The only thing missing was the waiters standing on the sidewalk enticing you into the restaurant. I had eggplant rollentini for an appetizer. The sauce was fresh and terrific tasting. The eggplant was undercooked which was a bummer
I ordered the veal Milanese. It was good....yeah good. I was disappointed in the sides. I ordered escarole and green beans. Both were overcooked and the garlic was burnt to a crisp.
When it comes to Italian food I know I can be a bit picky. I would give this place another try. I think I just caught an off night.
I finished my appointments early today and I had a great FREE parking spot on Hickes street, so I walked the 1.4 miles to Grimaldi's. I had some time to kill so I took TTM's suggestion and went to Jacques Torres Chocolate
Everything looked great. The samples I tried were very good. I grabbed an assortment for the Wife.
So on to Grimaldi's! Oh, did I mention that I was meeting a friend there.
The official Roadfood Ambassador for NYC, BillyBoy. What a great time. We have never met or spoke to each other before today, and we were like two old friends meeting for a pizza.
Grimaldi's is everything you ever heard about it, and then some. Here is a shot of the menu.
For a place in such high demand, I thought the prices were very good. When we went in there were maybe five tables full. By the time we left there was a line forming out front.
You know what they say, "When in
What a nice full bodied beer, clean and refreshing.
We ordered a large with sausage and roasted peppers. This is a first class pie. The dough is crisp with a little tug left in it and the toppings are world class
After lunch Billy and I were parting ways. I was going back to my car and he was headed to The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
I am not big on sweets, but what the heck. I joined Billy for an ice cream. This is a shot of the interior
And my Peaches n' Cream Ice Cream
This was good ice cream. I would like to know the milkfat content, well maybe I wouldn't.
Brooklyn is alright. Lots of traffic and lots of noise. What is it with New Yorkers and their car horns. Do they really think I'm going to pull out if front of someone just because they hit their horn? We have a saying in Pittston, "Big Horn, Small...." BillyBoy
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