Dining Desperado-The Good, The Bad and the YUMMY

Conquering the country one bite at a time. There are no foods I actually dislike, just foods I prefer. Bread, nuts, cheese, and dessert, are on the supremely awesome list.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Abbondanza's-joyous yummy

Wandering around the village...looking for fast but good eats. You know those times when are looking for somewhere to eat and you are naturally excited to get some delicious food in your stomach...but you keep walking by these average looking places and pretty soon the excitement hunger turns to pain and frustration? This was one of those times. I was about to break down when I spotted Abbondanza's. Small little storefront but an enticing menu board outside. About five bread selections, and a wild variety of toppings. They had good looking salads too, but this was not a salad time if you know what I mean.
I had a Procuitto Sandwich, with mozzerella, goat cheese, and black olives on a French Baguette with a balsamic vinigerette. The guys at the counters were pretty tight and I immediately felt iniatiated because they said "my friend what else would you like?". Freaking Friendly people...working, I know, I know, it is almost to good to come true. And if that wasn't enough they took my sandwich and slid it into their mammoth oven and handed me my sandwich in melted perfection. The was the perfectly toasted-plush pillowy inside with a light crisp exterior, making the sandwich a chorus of joyous yummy. My only regret is that I was only hungry enough to eat one (and that's pretty hungry because they are huge!)

Welcome to New York City. Wollensky's Grill right up in here.

Day One

I wasn't going to give in and create a blog. But I didn't think I would find myself living in New York City either.