PLAN DATE: THURS / FEB. 21
Patsy Grimaldi is no doubt a pizza legend in this town, bringing New Yorkers the brick oven delight of Grimaldi’s. Bill Massa, owner of Massa’s Coal Fired Pizzeria in Long Island City, is her nephew. With a ton of specialty pies to choose from, like a white pizza with broccoli rabe, sausage, and garlic or a caramelized onion marinara pie, and a tall list of toppings you can wield if you want to create your own pie, Massa’s shows off over eighty years of family tradition. If you don’t feel like having a slice, you’ve got lots of options. Salads, pasta dishes, and calzones abound.
You know a great way to burn off some carbs? A sword fight! Enter The Baroness, a 19th century France inspired drinking den, where champagne bottles are opened with sabers. Dreamed up by husband and wife duo Melanie Lemieux and Kyle Radzyminski, The Baroness offers more than fun alternate uses for weaponry. It’s filled with reclaimed materials from the neighborhood and plenty of yummy snacks to enjoy while you drink. What’s even cooler? Classic movies play on a screen on the back wall, making it even more fun to sit and stay awhile.
Long Island City
42-12 28th Street, Queens
idk tip: We bet you’ve never tried coal oven cooked pepperoni chips—or even heard of them. Grab an order here.
The Baroness bar + kitchen
4126 Crescent Street, Queens
idk tip: The burger menu is so big and fun (with names like Fiona and Xena, you can’t miss), you really can’t leave without having one. The kitchen is open till late night, so you can even take one to go.