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Monday, August 23, 2010

DUMBO

On Sunday, we spent a casual day in the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) area.

Howard insisted on trying pizza while we were in New York. My aunt and uncle suggested that we go to Grimaldi's Pizzeria in DUMBO. They dropped us off and there really wasn't a need to point us in the right direction. The restaurant with the line-up was Grimaldi's.


Here we are, nearly at the front of the line! It is hard to believe that we were way back there an hour ago!


Teehee. Smallville fans? Okay, I realize that Chloe Sullivan isn't in there and the building has to do with Jehovah's Witnesses.


Lots to look at while we're waiting in line...


The little shop beside Grimaldi's even rents out chairs!


Grimaldi's Pizzeria
19 Old Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 858-4300



The restaurant is quite crowded and many people share tables to maximize the space. Howard, my brother, and I shared our table for 4 with the woman who was in front of us in line.

She resides in Italy and was currently in New York City to study English for a month. How fantastic is that? It reminded me of a reversed Eat, Pray, Love. I shared the small pizza with her, we only added mushrooms to ours because she's a vegetarian. Howard and my brother shared a large pizza with pepperoni and sausages.


Here's our small pizza - we couldn't finish it.


The guys managed to finish their large pizza. I enjoyed the pizza, but I don't think we would wait an hour for it again. Howard and my brother said the same thing, the pizza was good, but definitely not worth the long wait.

Tip: To skip the line, call in, and order your pizza for "pick up." Otherwise you'll have to wait in line with everyone else that's there for eat-in and "take out."



We did a lot of walking after lunch. There are lots of shops, boutiques, and restaurants in this area. We took lots of photos of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.



There was one more stop we needed to visit before leaving DUMBO:


Jacque Torres Chocolate
66 Water Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201


The Jacque Torres ice cream location is right beside it. Cupcakes are listed on the menu, but when we asked. There weren't any that day. ='(


The chocolate displays, yum! The cute one on the right is called Love Bug, which is key lime ganache.

Time to walk the Brooklyn Bridge!



It was probably a good thing that it was cloudy, because it was hot! It took us half an hour to cross the bridge. No, we're not slow walkers! We did stop along the bridge for photos. =)



There was a drizzle of rain when we made it to mid-bridge. Quite refreshing actually!

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