Sunday, October 3, 2004

Day 3, 2004: Two Boots (Park Slope, Brooklyn)

DAY 3: October 3rd
LOCATION: Two Boots - Brooklyn (514 2nd St; bet 7th and 8th Aves, BROOKLYN)
GUEST: Petra Boden, Tony Carnevale

ORDER: 2 slices of Verdi e Bianco Pizza, 1 slice and 1 bite of Pepperoni
PIZZA REPORT: Stick with the signature dishes. I thoroughly enjoyed my first slice of Verdi e Bianco (Green and White) pizza. I have never even had regular white pizza so this slice of white (with a bit of spinach) was a real eye-opening experience. Pizza can be good without sauce - who knew? That being said, Two Boots is so named because it draws on food influences of Louisiana and Italy (both geographically shaped like a boot). Since the word "pizza" is Italian, most pizza places automatically influenced by Italian cuisine. So, what sets Two Boots apart from other pizza places is the Louisiana (cajun cuisine) influence. I should have and recommend going for the cajun pizzas offered on the menu. The Pepperoni is good, but why not go for the Cajun Pepperoni or the Crayfish or the Spicy sausage? I time (and there will be a next time).
  • When the pizza journey began, Petra Boden, Tony Carnevale and I meant to go to a place called Franny's in Brooklyn. Since it was a good walk away we decided to go by way of Prospect Park. As we were walking beneath a tree, I got crapped on, literally. It looked like bird droppings but when I looked to see the culprit, there was no bird...just tree. I blame the tree. Look out for trees near Prospect Park. A TREE CRAPS IN BROOKLYN, maybe the long-awaited sequel to A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN. At the end of our trek we were greeted by a guy wiping the inside window of a locked Franny's. It was closed! Here's a picture.

    Tony says that the picture of the pizza in the review looked good so it would probably be worth another trip out there during regular business hours.
  • I saw Tony Carnevale's new apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It's a great apartment with a roof access with an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline and certain Park Slope neighbors.
  • Petra Boden had a speaking role in the movie FARGO. If you don't believe me, check the credits.

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