Do you ever wake up wishing you were in Italy? I do, all the time. Specially on a hot summer day when all I want is an Aperol Spritz and to enjoy Aperitivo under a large umbrella. That said, I was craving pasta all last week…solution? Find the best Italian food close to my hood.
I used to run by Locanda Vini e Olii all the time when we lived in Fort Greene and it made me question what this adorable restaurant with a sign that reads “Levi’s Drug Store” was. After some research and some Yelp-ing I figured it out. It was a little slice of Italian heaven in Brooklyn.
Spencer and I took a walk over there on Sunday afternoon to briefly pretend we were in another country and enjoy their delicious pasta. Listed below is what we ate and what you should eat too…
To Start: Seafood Guazzetto – Point Judith (RI) calamari stewed with palombo & mussels, tomato, chili pepper & white wine
To Share: Guitar Strings “Alla Buttera” – Pancetta, tomato pomarola, chili pepper, egg yolk
Tagilerini Al Tartufo – Shaved Italian summer black truffles & white asparagus tossed with butter, grana padano cheese & tartufata puree (porcini mushrooms, black olives, anchovies, truffles)
To Drink: Aperol Spritz– Traditional Venetian aperitivo made with prosecco & sparkling water, Aperol, Orange Slice
Negroni – A Traditional Aperitivo Invented in Florence in 1919 at Caffè Casoni by Count Camillo Negroni – Gin, Campari, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
If you’re in the neighborhood definitely check this place out. The service was amazing and the food to die for!
Do you love brunch as much as I do? Duh! Of course you do. What about ruffles? Okay, maybe you like ruffles more than I do but lately I feel like I’ve been seeking clothes with adorable gathered fabric. I was walking through Target and came across this darling top from the WhoWhatWear collection and immediately fell in love. The beauty of this top is how lightweight it is – perfect for those hot summer days. I wore it this weekend to brunch at Sisters. I love this restaurant located on the border of Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill in Brooklyn. The interior decor is gorgeous and the food delicious. Highly recommend!
The first time I walked down Eastern Parkway I was transported. It’s such a gorgeous walk under huge shady trees – very unlike the rest of the city. I generally walk down EP when I meet my friend Gabrielle at Prospect Park for a run. It’s a nice way to have some time in the mornings to walk alone, dog watch, and enjoy the pretty views.