Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I started the week with lunch at Parm , the spinoff of Torrissi Italian Specialities. The chicken and meatball parm proved nameworthy. The calamari we started with was also really good. They fried it with some peppers to give the dish a nice kick. The space is a bit small although it seems big compared to Torrissi. The service was good and the vibe was fun although it kind of reminded me of an old ice cream parlor. I stopped by Flatiron Lounge for my Monday night cocktail then headed over to another bar; but forget the name (Jack's? Maybe...?) Made friends with popular (but somewhat under the radar) sushi spot: Jewel Bako and got reacquainted with an old friend, Gramercy Tavern. Also stopped by Failte, an irish bar on 29th and 2nd for trivia night with the crew. Dollar beers and trivia with karaoke afterwards always proves to be a group favorite. Went to Sapphire Lounge (LES) on Saturday for my friend Kristen's birthday. Good music blasted out of the speakers while we danced the night away. Bit of a weird crowd; but the birthday girl and all her friends took over for a night tequila and dancing. We wanted to go to Artichoke for pizza, but ended up settling for Led Zeppole. Nothing like funnel cake and deep fried oreos at 4am. The next morning I had a bomb brunch at Maialino.