Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 16, 2014: Louie and Chan (LES, NYC)

Sign out front
DAY 16: OCTOBER 16th, 2014

LOCATION: Louie and Chan (303 Broome Street, LES, NYC)

GUEST(S): Terry Jinn, Alexis Saarela, Mark Lee, Risa Harms, Brian Waddell, Shannon Manning, Robin Rothman

ORDER: 5 slices of Margherita D.O.P. (Buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomato D.O.P., basil, percorino), 1 slice of Tartufata (Wild mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella, white truffle oil, Parmigiano), 1 slice of Bacio del Diavolo (San Marzano tomato D.O.P., 'nduja, Calabrian chilies, mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, honey drizzle)

Pizza boutique with a lounge that's chic. Located on the border of Chinatown and Little Italy, Louie and Chan strives to embody both areas and succeeds in being in a class of its own.  The simple yet refined main dining room sports a menu of fresh home made pasta and gourmet artisan pizzas.  From an authentic Margherita to unique concoctions fusing honey and a spicy Italian sausage called 'nduja, the pizzaioli combine high quality ingredients with experienced cooking techniques to masterfully churn out a wide range of flavorful pies.  Whether you opt for the traditional or the unconventional, rest assured it is going to taste good.  In case you find yourself waiting for a seat in the quaint dining area, head downstairs to "the 303" lounge.  Expect an electronic beat underscore in the dark interiors while you sip on your Chinese-inspired cocktail.  Form, fashion and good food - Louie and Chan provides a trendy way grab some pizza and a drink. 

Margherita DOP

the oven
Slice of Bacio del Diavolo
Post ETV crowd
1. My guests and I had just come from Terry Jinn's Enormous Television (ETV) - a rock and roll concert consisting of an awesome band and featuring multiple lead vocalists singing covers of great songs.
2. Mark Lee plays acoustic guitar and a variety of percussive instruments in the band.  He and Brian Waddell know an awful lot more than I do about professional sports.
3. Terry and his wife Alexis Saarela are expecting a baby girl and have two of the most friendly cats on the planet.
4. Risa Harms kicked off the ETV concert with her cover of "Welcome to the Jungle."  Sadly, I missed it because I thought the band was downstairs "setting up."
Robin and the ETV band
5. Robin Rothman sang "Rolling in the Deep."  I shouldn't play favorites but since she's my wife, I will.  She was my favorite.
6. Louie Pearlman did the most elaborate and lyrically-challenging ETV song I have ever witnessed.  It was a cover of "Genius of Love" by the Tom Tom Club (link to video).

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18.5/21 = .8810 x 5 = 4.4047

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