Sunday, October 31, 2004

Day 31, 2004: Grimaldi's Pizzeria (Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn)

DAY 31: October 31st
LOCATION: Grimaldi's Pizzeria (19 Old Fulton St., BROOKLYN)
GUEST(S): Angela Demanti, Alex Marino, Shannon Manning, Mitch Yashiro, Tiffany Morningstar, Terry Jinn, Rachael Mason, Mark Lee, Tony Carnevale, Petra Boden, Michael Jeffrey Cohen, Maddy Mako, Ptolemy Slocum
ORDER: 1 slice of pepperoni, 1 slice of cheese, 1 slice of sausage, 1 slice of mushroom

PIZZA REPORT: Unreal expectations exceeded. I went into Grimaldi's Pizzeria thinking "I'm about to eat the best pizza in the city" and left having done just that. I had one slice of four different pies and every one of them was outstanding. The out-of-the-oven-and-onto-your-table freshness with quality toppings, fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded basil leaves, and superior tomato sauce all on a coal-fired brick oven crust must have done the trick. One would think that perfection would be hard to replicate, but I witnessed it four times at Grimaldi's in one visit. What a perfect way to end a perfect month!

  • Erika Kern embroidered a picture of a slice of pizza then somehow mounted it in a frame and presented it to me on Day 31: October 31st. Erika knows crafts...Thanks, Erika!
  • Mitch Yashiro does a reverse commute everyday (NYC-CT). He also speaks, reads, and translates Japanese.
  • Shannon Manning gave me a free copy of her magazine, Pipe Up!
  • Ptolemy Slocum, Tony Carnevale, Terry Jinn went to play the video game called Halo after we ate. Tony dubbed the event HALO-ween.
  • Maddy Mako, Rachael Mason, Mark Lee and Michael Jeffrey Cohen went home to Broolyn while Tiffany Morningstar, Petra Boden, Angela Demanti and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Despite being Halloween, everything seemed pretty normal...until we tried to take some photos.
  • The final slice. Alex Marino in the process of eating the final slice of Pizza Month '04...

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