Towards the end of the last year, my friends thought that we weren't hanging out enough. It's true, we weren't. So they started Tuesday night get-togethers. Every Tuesday, we'll pick a bar to drink, eat, and hang out for a couple of hours. Whoever can make it will attend. If you're busy, it's okay. There's always next week. So this is Tuesday Nights on Tasty Eating where you will find bars that serve food and how we like them.
On this Tuesday Night, we headed out to: Stuzzi
I've been to Stuzzi before. It used to be called Bar Stuzzichini. I wonder why they changed the name. Anyway, I liked it before and thought my friends would enjoy it as well.
As usual, we wanted to order some food as well. Most of the group didn't want to share appetizers. So instead, they picked out entrees for themselves. No biggie. The menu is pretty big. After we ordered, we snacked on the bread basket with the accompanying olive oil. I appreciated the variety that they gave us. Some were really crusty while others were softer like focaccia.
Ms. Poutine Esq had the Scialatelli ai Frutti di Mare (long, thick spaghetti with seafood - $25). The serving size was quite large and there were lots of seafood to enjoy including shrimp, clams, and calamari. The light tomato sauce with lemon zest kept things light.
Mr. Peanut Head had Penne ala Caprese ($8). This simple pasta dish with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil was pretty good. With such few and simple ingredients, quality and execution is key.
Ms. Lollipop had her signature dish: Spaghetti alle Vongole (spaghetti with clams $21). The taste was definitely garlicky with a nice touch of wine. I think she enjoyed this very much. I liked that they used whole clams indicating that they were fresh. Ms. Lollipop would rather had shucked clams for easy eating.
New York, NY 10036