Hop off the L train at Morgan Avenue and you’ll arrive in the best type of dump. I’ve heard all sorts of people scoff at the area surrounding Bushwick, Brooklyn, saying it’s a hovel. It’s not like there is squalor or heaps of trash everywhere… It’s just not a luxurious or eloquent part of town. However, it is home to one of the best pizzerias I’ve ever had the pleasure of dining at. Roberta’s is located on Moore Street in Brooklyn. While you can still enjoy sandwiches and pasta, you cannot leave without trying one of their pizzas.
Roberta’s Pizza Menu
Five of us ordered four pizzas to split so we could all try a little bit of everything. We ordered the Crispy Glover, Cheeses Christ, Four Emperors and Roy Rogers. I also got myself some iced New Orleans coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee.
Here we have the Roy Rogers on the left and the Crispy Glover on the right.
The Cheeses Christ was my favorite.
Cheeses Christ was my absolute favorite out of them all. It was simple but absolutely marvelous. It is a must have if you ever stop by. The Four Emperors was a close second. My Italian genes love me some ricotta cheese.
The Four Emperors
Roberta’s is a great place to go with friends. They have indoor and outdoor rooms for seating, although seats are hard to come by since the place is so popular. The outdoor bar patio is a perfect place to spend an afternoon noshing and drinking with some mates, as we did.
My iced coffee had a dog imprinted on a mason jar.
All in all, it was one of my favorite dining experiences. The christmas lights, oldies music and constant aroma of pizza makes for a fabulous environment.
When my friend and I walked into Wogies Bar and Grill I do remember a game being played on the television but I don’t think it was all that important to the crowd. Two things were obviously more important and that was the food and drinks that groups of friends were enjoying. Wogies is located on the edge of West Village on Greenwich Avenue. It is the type of place you go to when you want to wash off the blues of the workday and spend time with some good people and strike up conversation with the friendly staff.
Wogies boasts that it serves the best wings and cheesesteak in NYC but after looking at the menu and seeing how good everything looked I couldn’t decide on my meal plan.
We decided on two of the more interesting looking items on the menu to share.
1. Garbage Bread
That’s right, the dish comes in either a half or a whole loaf and is stuffed with different types of ingredients depending on which type you order. We opted for the Potato Garbage Bread which was a loaded baked potato baked right into the bread served with mariana sauce.
Potato Garbage Bread from Wogies
2. Philly Spring Rolls
Unlike regular spring rolls that are rolled in rice paper and normally light and refreshing, these were fried, savory and cheesy. Filled with grilled steak, onions and Chez Wiz deep fried and served with a cheesy chipotle sauce. My tastebuds had flown out of my mouth and straight to heaven.
Philly Spring Rolls from Wogies
The two dishes were certainly some of the best game day food I’ve ever eaten. Some might call it “Man Food” but I put everything away and still wanted seconds. That probably speaks more to my character than the food’s. If I hadn’t walked 15 miles before dining I probably would have been more conscious about the health risks that the food may cause in my future. Just kidding, I will probably frequent Wogies on a weekly basis. As far as I’m concerned the food is good because it’s good for you. That’s the motto.
Heaven on Earth
Let’s see what Emily has in store for us.