Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Miracle on Henry Street
Last night, I saw something I never thought I'd see. Looking around from my table for two at Carroll Garden's esteemed haute pizzeria Lucali, I saw....no one. I and my companion were the only diners. At 7 PM! Prime dining time. True, it didn't last long—roughly 10 other people had been there five minutes before, and a couple minutes later, two other people came in. But it did happen. I was alone in Lucali! Alone in a place where the waits often range between 30 minutes and an hour.
I thought perhaps the excessive rain had kept people away, but the waitress corrected me. It was game one of the World Series involving the New York Yankees. Lucali owner Mark Iacono complained to two friends, "The game is killing me tonight."
Note to self: hit up Lucali whenever a New York sports title is playing a major game.