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Gruppo: thin, crisp, and chewy pizzas with lots of flavor

98 Ave B
New York, NY 10009

After playing a couple hours of pretty intense volleyball, a short but tiring game involving a soccer ball, and an hour and 15 minutes of anti-gravity yoga (a story for another time…), LAW and I were starved and so happy to hear that the rest of our crew had already been seated at Gruppo, Posto’s pizza sister located in Alphabet City. When we arrived to join our dinner family, E.C. had already ordered for us. I normally am pretty involved in the ordering process so felt that it was refreshing to have someone else take the lead.

We started with the Strawberries & Pecorino Crostini with toasted ciabatta bread, topped with pecorino cheese, fresh strawberries, fresh basil, and white truffle honey ($9). SO. DAMN. GOOD. Strawberries aren’t in season now so were a bit more tart, which was solved with the delicious truffle honey. The saltiness and creaminess from the cheese gave this crostini a delicious balanced flavor. The fresh basil added a nice herby kick. I am definitely going to make this at home sometime, perhaps with a saltier cheese. Continue reading Gruppo: thin, crisp, and chewy pizzas with lots of flavor

Strawberry Bread for Strawberry Season

It’s strawberry season and if you didn’t know it, all you need to do is take a walk through the Union Square farmer’s market to know.  You could be blind and still realize because the smell of all the crates of strawberries just lingers in the air around Union Square.  I picked up some for LAW’s midnight birthday surprise (just berries and whipped cream, a new favorite of his after having schlag) but of course had a bunch leftover.  Strawberries unfortunately do not last for very long so I needed a way to “get rid” of them quickly. Continue reading Strawberry Bread for Strawberry Season