Italian Food

23 May 2015

8 Enjoyable NYC Meals for $8

NYC can be a bitch especially when you’re strapped for cash waiting for your paycheck and starving it. When I lived in Greenpoint I knew everywhere I could get a sandwich for cheap. Avoiding fast food can be tough as you’re counting quaters and convinced the only option is taquitos from

Sheilah Villari - Dollar Bin Darling 0
03 Dec 2011

Uncle Dougie’s is the Real New York Deal

One evening when I was out in Downtown Oakland, the hunger set in at about midnight. A friendly fellow bar patron directed me to a place called “Uncle Dougie’s New York-style Italian Heroes” on 17th Street. A short walk from The Layover Bar and we arrived at a late-night diner’s

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
24 May 2011

Kenny’s Trattoria: Quality Italian on the Cheap

Talk about a hidden gem. Kenny’s Trattoria in Williamsburg not only has some brick oven pizza that rivals Motorino’s, but Italian apps and main courses that are tastier than Bamonte’s. Yeah, I said it.  I mean, ambiance-wise, it’s a completely different experience than either of those places– it’s not ultra

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0
07 May 2011

Upscale Sips and FREE Gourmet Snacks at Adesso

You know you’re in a fancy bar when said bar offers an “aperitivo” hour as opposed to a “happy” one.  And you should know better than to call it a “bar” in the first place; Adesso is a bonafide gastropub that offers high-end Italian finger food to complement your glass

Mia Di Pasquale - Scroungy Scribbler 0
04 Mar 2011

Stuff Yourself With Italy at La Nonna

If you’re looking for a slightly nicer Italian restaurant, but not so nice you’ll get stabbed with a fork for using the wrong one, go to La Nonna.  Their classic Italian dishes are the cheesiest, freshest and most tomato-ey you could hope to stuff your face with. Even a simple dish

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 0
09 Nov 2010

Don Pepe’s: Every Italian Stereotype Under The (Tuscan) Sun

Stop the presses. You know, harking back to a simpler, more innocent and racist time back when people printed things and didn’t blink an eye when both Irish and dogs weren’t allowed somewhere. Well, welcome back, Kotter, because I’m about to unveil one hell of a wormhole in the time/space

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1
16 Sep 2010

Feast of San Gennaro Kicks Off Tonight!

Are you ready for some cannolliiiiiiii!?!?! (Please read in the style of “Are you ready for some fooooootballll?!”). I sure hope so because today is the opening day of the 84th annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, the Italian festival that celebrates the patron saint of Naples and

Jill S. 1
01 Jul 2010

Bamonte’s

If you’re anywhere near as obsessed with old school Italian American culture/aesthetic as I am, I really can’t believe that you have not already gotten yourself to Bamonte’s in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  The atmosphere is an unreal time capsule of 1950s Brooklyn (though it’s been there since 1900).  True story: I

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0