Thursday, October 22, 2015

Day 20, 2015: Nonna's (LES, NYC)

DAY 20: OCTOBER 20th, 2015

LOCATION: Nonna's (105 Clinton St., LES, NYC)

GUEST(S): Kitzi Taylor, Amanda Xeller, Michael McLarnon

ORDER: 1.25 slices of grandma, .25 slice of mushroom and truffle oil, .25 slice of balsamic vinegar, arugula, and portabello mushroom, one bite of a pear and gorgonzola

Found in translation.  In Italian, "nonna" means "grandma" - which is exactly what you should order at the Lower East Side pizzeria named Nonna's.  The large, well-written overhead menus include sandwiches, appetizers, desserts and more, but don't forget your grandma! Twice baked into a cookie sheet then topped with a perfectly seasoned tomato sauce, three cheeses including a fresh mozzarella made in-house, and garnished with diced basil, Nonna's grandma slice transforms the simplest into the most delicious. For those that want to deny themselves the heavenly red sauce, other signature "white" pies include creative toppings such as pears, gorgonzola, homemade balsamic vinegar, mushrooms, and arugula.  Despite the sheer size of the reasonably priced square slices, the gas powered crust remains sturdy-yet-light enabling patrons to order a second. Leftovers are sure to reheat well but I don't know for sure because I ate both of my grandmas.


The Menu board
The owner and me
The grandma
Day 20
Mushroom and Truffle oil
Arugula, portabello, and balsamic vinegar
Pear and gorgonzola
Grandma quartered


Kitzi, Michael, and Amanda

1. I got to eat pizza with people friends and family today.  This is the first time I've had pizza with Amanda Xeller, one of the first dozen times I've had pizza with Michael McLarnon, and yet another one of the million times I have had pizza with Kitzi Taylor.


2. Michael McLarnon coined the term "Photo-mom'd" when you get photobombed by your mother.

Action shot
3. My mom, Kitzi Taylor, is a photographer.  Here is an "action shot" she took during our pizza date.

Postseason watching and blogging on a flight
4. JetBlue has live TV and wi-fi ("Fly-fi") on their flights. This enabled me to watch the Mets-Cubs game while blogging on the greatest flight ever!  Of course, had the Mets lost, the flight would have sucked. #letsgomets


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12/18 = .667 x 5 = 3.33

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