Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

3/9/2014 As we arrived at Otto, I captured the classic shot of the awning and the delivery bikes.  It has been the same for years. With the onslaught of the latest and greatest, we often forget about the old favorites – those places that have been around for years and deserve their reputation.  Not that Otto Enoteca Pizzeria is a quaint little Mom & Pop shop or anything.  It is part of the ever-growing Mario … Continue reading

Chicago Specialty Foods

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Chicago is known for it’s growing fine dining and overall food scene.  And believe me, we sure checked that part out too.  But our afternoon plans involved trying Chicago Specialty Foods which include Italian Beef Sandwiches, Deep Dish Pizza and Chicago-Style Hot Dogs.  We stuffed ourselves and enjoyed every minute. Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches In Chicago there is deep dish pizza and there are Chicago-style dogs, but many do not know that the real ‘beef’ … Continue reading

Fornino

Fornino

We really enjoyed the calzones at this somewhat famed pizza spot. We had spent the day in Williamsburg with Steve’s family and went to a show at the Brooklyn Bowl, so we were a bit toasted and needing some food. The pizzas looked fantastic, but we opted for the calzones. They were really amazing. Calzones (served w/Watercress Salad): Tomato, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, $14 Prosciutto, Cherry Tomatoes, Mixed Mushrooms, Ricotta, Mozzarella, $14 Warnings: Hipster alert!! Small … Continue reading

Regis Royal

Regis Royal

Regis Royal is a new restaurant located downtown at Rector and Washington Sts.  It seems the area is starting to come alive with new spots as we approach the 9/11 opening of the World Trade Center Memorial.  We could not be happier.  Between that and Danny Meyer’s new empire opening down here, we actually are getting some options. The Regis was a long time opening! We stared longingly at the papered windows for at least … Continue reading

Rubirosa

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We decided to check out yet another new spot that just opened on Mulberry Street. It’s a pizza joint, or so they say. We decided to try the other menu fare and we were very pleased. Although now we need to go back for the pie, which looks awesome. The decor is very rustic with lots of wood and steel. It’s also a rather narrow space with a bar to the right and two-seaters to … Continue reading

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

Artichoke Basile's

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza has been written up for ages, so we decided to finally check it out now that we’ve got one in Chelsea. This is not a standard pizza joint by any stretch of the imagination. The house specialty, of course, is artichoke pizza. One might think that means artichokes on a margarita pizza. It so isn’t. It is a mozzarella pie topped with creamy, garlicky artichoke and spinach dip and artichoke hearts on … Continue reading