…and she will swear never ever to live there again. and it is probably true. but you can’t take the gelato-eating, italian-food-loving, half-breed-italian-american long island out of the girl. i do realize that made no sense. just go with it – there is a point here, which i will get to… eventually.
oh hey, yeah, so it’s time for a postwheneverifeellikeitwhichturnsouttobetwiceperyear post. hi! so i just admitted to the internet that i, farah visslailli, am from long island. and i understand if you don’t want to be my friend anymore. that said, there are some good things that come out of long island, and i’m not just talking about the music of billy joel. in fact, two of them (well, in theory) are featured in this here newspaper page which was sent my way today:
okay i guess it is actually a screenshot from newsday’s website which i can’t even get to because i don’t have a subscription because why would i, but no matter. i know it doesn’t seem like much, but this is very exciting. TWO good things on ONE page. let’s discuss:
-good thing number one: Stango’s. the full newsday review can be found here. but i didn’t read it, not only because i don’t have a subscription, but because i didn’t need to. Stangos is an institution. i’ve been eating there since i was in the womb, and so have my parents, and so have my grandparents. seriously. grandparents in the womb. and i guess they’re under new ownership now, i’m not sure what that’s all about – i probably would, if i read the article. and yeah their food is only okay, but i will still insist they have (had?) the best pizza i’ve ever eaten this side of the atlantic. the best pizza that we would order in on friday nights, leave the name “Viss”, and then go pick up at the scary bar section of the restaurant. bars are scary when you’re 8, okay?
anyway, on to thing number two, since this is a gelato blog after all…
-good thing number two: a new gelato place! pazzo gelato. i wonder how crazy it really is. my guess is not that crazy. but i did actually squint my perfect-vision eyes and read this article, and it turns out i learned a few things. first, in ronkonkoma (200 cigarettes, anyone? i swear the part where she says “when is the last train back to ronkonoma?” is right after this clip ends…maybe) there is a “gelato and pastry institute of america” whaaat?! how do i not know that? i guess because i still wouldn’t spend time in ronkonkoma, even for that. #snob. whatever. i just used a hash tag in a blog post so i guess you can judge me too. the other thing i learned is that the people who own this place feel EXACTLY like i do about your typical american gelato. there, i’m being a snob again, but its true: not creamy enough, ingredients aren’t fresh, etc. so they decided to do better. and i’m really curious to find out if they did.
so i guess the whole point of this long winded post is just to say, hey, i’m gonna try and check out this new gelato place maybe the next time i’m home. maybe you should too. let me know what you think.
ugh, now i’m hungry for pizza.