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italian – Plate Of The Day http://www.plateoftheday.com Food Blogger - Adventures in Beijing, New York, Brooklyn and more Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:22:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 La Nonna Pizzeria Williamsburg Brooklyn NY http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=439 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=439#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2008 04:08:35 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=439 La Nonna Pizzeria Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

la nonna pizzeria williamsburg brooklyn ny

237 Bedford Ave. (@ North 4th)
Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211

Just like you can’t judge a book by its cover, you sometimes probably can’t judge a restaurant by its decor. La Nonna has the over-the-top Italian decorations replete with sponge painted fresco-like walls, cheesy paintings and bad wrought iron light fixtures. Its “Las Vegas” cheesy bad if that helps your imagination. And to be on Bedford Avenue in the middle of Williamsburg it doesn’t make sense. However if you can get beyond the decorations and grab a slice you’ll soon find a very affordable and fun Italian restaurant in Williamsburg. It’s completely no frills, the service is excellent and to top it off you’re welcome to bring your own bottle of wine for your dinner! There’s la nonna pizzeria williamsburg brooklyn ny UVA wines a few blocks away but I prefer to go up to South 1st to the Bottle shop (just ask for Caesar and he’ll hook you up). The pizza is amazing and much better than the 24 hour rip off place up on 7th near the L train subway where basically everyone goes after a hard night of drinking. La Nonna is actually open till 2AM so I’m surprised that it hasn’t caught on. Then again, come to think of it when you’re drunk I guess the quality of Pizza isn’t super important. Anyhow, check it out, as they also have a great pasta dishes, the salads are enormous and the staff is extremely friendly. For the pizza, I especially like the one with Arugula and Mozzarella.

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Intermezzo – Brunch & All You Can Drink Specials Chelsea New York http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=413 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=413#respond Tue, 11 Mar 2008 21:03:47 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/413/ Intermezzo – Brunch & All You Can Drink Specials Chelsea New York – Drunk Brunch 3

Intermezzo - Brunch & All You Can Drink Specials

202 8th Ave (@ West 20th)
(212) 929-3433

Intermezzo - Brunch & All You Can Drink Specials So this is my 3rd blog post in a row that is not so much about food, but more about drinking. I hope I’m not scaring away my core audience, but who am I kidding? I probably lost them 10 blog posts back. LOL. Seriously this is still a food blog and not my personal journal about my drinking experiences with my friends. So please read on for my brief food review…

It all started last weekend when my friend Martha organized a regular fun tradition for her friends called ‘drunk brunch’. I was lucky to attend Drunk Brunch #3 which also happened to be an especially important day because 3 people were co-celebrating their birthdays. The concept of drunk brunch is pretty simple: find a nice civilized place to have a meal that has drink specials, start early in the Intermezzo - Brunch & All You Can Drink Specials day and continue as long as you can hang on. Somehow, and I had no idea that it was possible in NY but there’s actually a handful of places that feature ALL-YOU-CAN-DRINK specials. Enter Intermezzo in Chelsea. They have a great extensive brunch menu and a $12 special for all you can drink mimosas, screwdrivers, bloody marys, and whole food happy birthday cake, johnsons lower east side ny bellinis with no time limit. I got the 2 eggs any style with hash and sausage with a bloody mary. The meal was ok – I think I should have gotten the Steak and Eggs though (see photo). The service on the otherhand, is pretty amazing as the drinks kept flowing and your glass never really reaches ½ without an immediate refill. This easily explains the random drunkenness that soon followed. As I recall, it started when someone passed around a do-rag to wear, then cloth napkins were made into bandanas that we put on Tupac style. At the same time, a piece of chalk somehow materialized and was used to tag and decorate the paper surfaces of the restaurant tables. Before I realized it, someone was wearing a Johnsons - Lower East Side Bar New York completely random Star Wars Ewok hoody while someone else whipped out and unfurled a bright pink Hello Kitty umbrella in the middle of the restaurant. Needless to say, fast forward 3.5 hours later and we were suddenly at Johnson’s on the Lower East Side. There, we had a really good celebratory Birthday Cake a la Whole Foods. Some washed the cake down by shot-gunning cans of PBR (the proper way to drink pbr btw). I think I ended up leaving around 7 pm cause I had to run a 15K race the next day but after viewing the photos of what happened after I left, I’m not sure if it was a good idea or a bad idea to leave the party. All I can say for sure is that I can’t wait for Drunk Brunch IV!

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