|By the slice counter|
LOCATION: Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza (87 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
GUEST(S): Kirsten Henning, Tony Carnevale, Michael McLarnon
ORDER: 2 slices of Margherita, 2 slices of Pepperoni, 1 slice of Fig, Speck and Baby Arugula, 1 slice of House Made Sausage and Peppers
Fancy coal-fired pizza. Brooklyn Heights' Table 87 has successfully taken the pizza out of the no-frills pizzeria and added frills! Classic New York City pizzerias like Lombardi's, Totonno's, and John's cater their coal oven family-friendly menu to the masses, whereas Table 87 targets a more mature palette. With signature pies consisting of arugula, fig, fontina, peppers, and truffle oil, Table 87 is taking it up a notch. This is not to say that you can't get a expertly baked pepperoni pizza to share with your kid in one of the spacious dining areas, just that you can do that and whole lot more. There is a slice counter up front for anyone who is fortunate enough to live in the vicinity. Since I do not, I recommend dining in and getting something traditional and something a little more elaborate. Pair it with one of many fine wines offered for a date-worthy experience. The premium ingredients come at a cost but the fresh out of the coal oven taste of the melted mozzarella cheese and savory San Marzano tomato sauce on the crisp yet chewy crust makes it all worthwhile. With three locations already, the word is out on Table 87. The Brooklyn Heights location at "87" Atlantic Avenue is the original Table 87 but if I get my way, they will open 86 more!
|12" House Made Sausage and Peppers|
|12" Fig, Speck and Baby Arugula|
|slice of Fig, Speck and Baby Arugula|
|slice of House Made Sausage and Peppers|
|12" Margherita plus pepperoni|
|slice of Margherita|
|Sean Taylor, Kirsten Henning, Michael McLarnon, Tony Carnevale|
2. Michael McLarnon is a writer on a sketch comedy team called Rococo. He's also a funny performer. Check them out on Sundays at 6pm at the Magnet Theater.
3. Tony Carnevale and Kirsten Henning live on the same street on the same block! I once played the board game Pandemic in his apartment.
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