Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Double Oops, and a recovery

Banana and I got out to Coney Island today for a trip to the Aquarium, and more importantly, a chance to get some pics of Coney before it completely falls in the face of the developers. What happens, however, but I turn on the digital point-and-shoot and the battery craps out on me. It doesn't fully die, but instead teases me by acting fine and refusing to take any pictures. (Yes, I need to invest in decent batteries, but still...) Sad, sad...

The second part of the brief downturn was trying to go to Totonno's pizza--according to Gothamist and others, the best pizza in the city--and discovering that they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. Long walk for naught with a four-and-a-half year old. Oy.

On the bright side was dinner with Amy and Banana at Franny's. Wood-roasted olives, an arugula salad with mouth-puckering lemon juice, pepper, and excellent olive oil drizzled over it, potato croquettes, a basic tomato and mozzarella pizza, and a clam, chili, and parsley pie. A couple glasses of a nice Barbera and cannoli to top it all off. It was a brilliant meal--a bit pricey at nearly $100, but we could have gotten out of there for less, and considering the quality of preparation and ingredients... sigh... Good stuff.