Pizza, Pasta, Italian-Style Pilsner, Soft Serve...
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Finally, a vintage amaro actually older than me. After grabbing dinner at The Long Island Bar recently with Faccia Brutto Spirits founder Patrick Miller, he pulled a bottle of 1959 Braulio from his bag and soon we were tasting it side-by-side with contemporary Braulio. Grazie, Patrick!
I admit, I’m spoiled, but whenever I’m at Mister Paradise and ask for a cold pilsner, "Sazerac” Jack “Big Cat” Sullivan delivers, serving the can of the Italian-inspired pilsner TALEA Al Dente alongside a marble wine cooler filled with ice to keep it chilled. Boom.
Even before I knew Maialino would be closing its doors next week I had planned to attend their “Postcards from Italy…” Sicilian wine event with Liz Nicholson. I tried three of the six featured pours and was strategically situated near the pass where servers were coming out with trays of spuntini. I loved and ate a lot of the Gamberi e Pesto all Trapenese (shrimp and potato pesto).
After the wine event, I grabbed a seat at the bar at Maialino for a farewell dinner of sorts.