Friday, 29 June 2012

Late Night Eats: GR Souvlaki, Cibao Restaurant, Nonna's L.E.S. Pizzeria, Meatball Shoppe

Late Night Eats Edition 

A wonderful thing that NYC provides for any foodie, is that you can get great food even late. I must apologize for the lower quality of photos or lack thereof (Meatball Shop) but this is what happens at 2am in the morning, with a few too many cocktails!

First stop of the night was at the Meatball Shop. We walked in at around 1am and got seated very promptly. Unfortunately I did not come with my camera (was not expecting to make a stop here) and my phone was on critical battery aka no camera. We proceeded to order a couple of drinks and two sliders: one beef meatball with tomato sauce and the lamb meatball with tzatziki. Both were really well executed, the lamb being the favourite of the two. I prefer the meatball parm at PARM but that is a totally different animal.

We then headed to get take out from GR Souvlaki, which just opened up shop in the LES after having much success with their food truck. We ordered the tzatkiki with pita bread, the greek salad and the SGR chicken souvlaki pita. The tzatiki was good but not the best I have ever had. The greek salad was fresh, well seasoned and dressed. The SGR Souvlaki consisted of chicken souvlaki, tomato, red onion, fries and the spicy feta dip and it was very tasty but unexpectedly very small in size. 

Next we stopped on Clinton, one block away from our apartment at Cibao Restaurant. Known for their cuban food, I had a recommendation from a chowhounder to order the Cubano sandwich. The pork was ever so slightly dry but the sandwich was delicious nonetheless. Great bread with pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickle and mayo and a total steal at $5.00 for a hefty sandwich. 

Last pick up stop was at Nonna's L.E.S. Pizzeria directly across the street from us. Nonna's Magic Slice would have been our first choice but with no availability, we opted for the fresh cheese slice. It was very tasty, greasy and cheesy. Probably not the most refined slice in NYC but good enough to satisfy my pizza craving at 3am.

The Meatball Shop on Urbanspoon Souvlaki Gr Restaurant on Urbanspoon Cibao Restaurant on Urbanspoon Nonna's L.E.S. Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

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