Monday, April 20, 2009

Food tour New York City- day 1


John's Pizzeria

I spent a nice long weekend over Easter in New York City. Among all the walking and sights to see we got to munch on some wonderful offerings.

After arriving, we headed off to explore Greenwich Village. Before heading over to Washington Square Park we got lunch at John's Pizzeria. Now they don’t server pizza by the slice, but that is ok because you will end up eating the entire pie. We ordered a small pizza (14 inches, $12.00) with mushrooms and pepperoni ($2.00 each). There are plenty of craters and bubbles in the thin brick oven pizza. The feel of this pizza joint was very welcoming with the gratified covered walls. You get the sense of being "local". (Click here to see pictures)

Later that night after seeing Wicked we went to dinner at Thalia. I loved how the theatrical posters and massive columns make a proper tribute to the neighborhood. I had the Duck Confit ($20.00) with Asian vegetables, spicy Japanese eggplant, duck spring roll, and carrot ginger sauce. The duck melted in my mouth and was divine. My husband had the Braised Beef Short Ribs ($24.00) with celery root puree, caramelized shallots, parmigiano crusted brussel sprouts, and braising jus. The ribs were very tender and had the sauce was a perfect match to the dish. (Click here to see pictures)

John's Pizzeria
278 Bleecker Street,
(between 6th and 7th Ave's)

Thalia
828 Eighth Avenue
(at 50th Street)

To see more photos of my adventure visit Lemmo Photography

Thalia on Urbanspoon

John's Pizzeria on Urbanspoon


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