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Mar 30th, 2007, 12:33 PM
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WorriedMom - have you tried the Financier's gelato? I haven't tried Ciao Bella's and wonder how they compare (if at all). Gelato weather is coming...
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Apr 1st, 2007, 06:07 PM
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While you are at the cloisters you might want to eat on Arthur AVenue in the Bronx. IT's much better than Little Italy Try Domminic's? see review below
Premium review Arthur Avenue in The Bronx
by Elenitasan - written on 06.09.00 - Rating: (5 of 5 possible stars)

Advantages Where the real Italians still live!
Disadvantages None for me!
If you like to eat Italian food, Little Italy in The Bronx is the place for you! If you like to sit in a café and do a little people-watching you will be delighted with this Italian neighbourhood which is far less touristy than Little Italy in Manhattan. Here, Italians have lived for generations. Here is where they live, shop, eat and mingle.
You will find butcher shops, fish shops, bakeries, pasta shops and good restaurants. Try Dominic's for instance...where your waiter will tell you what they've cooked and what you can choose from their daily menu. Very unpretentious decor, in fact NO decor, you will sit with other people, or close to them and you will delight in the freshness of the food and the family atmosphere. The first time I went and asked for a menu, the waiter said "hey, you wanna read or you wanna eat????" No menu here. Just the day's selection which is usually wonderful. Maybe a seafood salad or an artichoke for starters....a little bitapasta....a delicious veal dish...not bad eh? Around the corner you can go to Roberto's and have fancier fare but wherever you choose to eat in that area, will make you a happy visitor.
Cross over to the Mercatto, the market full of fresh produce, wonderful prosciutto, mortadella, and all the other ingredients for a fabulous Italian meal that you can cook at home. The Café at the Mercatto serves wonderful pizza and other Italian specialties which you can eat right in the market while you take a load off, and sit for a while. The Café also makes wonderful coffee and delicious Capuccino.
You will enjoy your visit to Arthur Avenue. You can reach it by train or car. Check out a guide book to get directions or ask the people you're visiting in NY to take you there. You'll be happy you did.
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 09:21 AM
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Let me know how you liked The Pirate Queen. My daughter, who's 24, (first time to NYC) and I have tickets for April 21. Although my daughter is a good bit older than yours, her one request while we are in New York is to go into Central Park and have a hot dog from a vendor. My graduate assistant says she always does that when she's in the city, too, so there must be something special about them, so maybe your daughter would enjoy the same.
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 10:26 AM
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I'm going to the Pirate Queen on April 14th. I can let you know how it was. For the hot dog cart - don't get a grilled one. You want a traditional "dirty water dawg". And if you can get a knish as well you won't be disappointed!
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