Sally’s Neighborhood

We have a friend named Sal. We met Sal at work. We really like Sal. Sal comes to visit us a lot in Astoria and it’s a really far ride for him. So one day we decided to visit Sal in his neighborhood, Coney Island.

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Sal wanted to take us to his favorite pizza place L&B Spumoni Gardens. The plan was to share a pie and then let the day take us wherever. Sal being a pro ordered us a half tray. This was so legit! We would have been such shoobies ordering a full square pizza.

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If we were to rate this pizza Barstool Sports style it would definitely be an 8.3. One bite everybody knows the rules, except it, was more like 3 slices each. The pizza has the cheese first and then the flavorful sauce right on top. The hot sauce keeps the cheese warm and melty. It was really good.

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I then asked Sal to take us to the Asian Supermarket nearby so I could pick up some of my favorite snacks (pocky, mustard peas, and hi-chews).

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After the food store, we headed over to the beach and boardwalk. It was cold, raining, and nothing was open so we walked around aimlessly for a little while. It was really cool though because there were few people around and I was able to take some cool pictures.

We also had to stop into Coney Island Brewery for 1 beer. I opted for the Watermelon Wheat because I am longing for summer and Tom had the Mermaid IPA.

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Sal had one more place for us to visit before we drove back to Queens, Prince Tea House. This little shop has the cutest and warmest atmosphere. It is easily a place I could hang out in for hours and just sip milk tea. We ordered drinks and desserts. I opted for a green lavender milk tea while Tom had coffee. For dessert, Tom had puff pastry with pastry cream and fruit. I ordered the coconut pannacotta, but they got my order wrong and I ended up with the amazing purple yam souffle.

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The food and drinks were really tasty and we even got to see an old co-worker Ricky. We had a great time. Thanks, Sal for showing up the neighborhood!

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