Monday, June 2, 2008

[Feature]Four Foods You Must Have in Pal Park

New York, Rome, London, Palisades Park. Which of these doesn't belong? The correct answer is London. Although being a mere square mile, Palisades Park shares the same dedication to good food as some of the better known cities around the world. (London, fish n' chips? Shame on you.) The following are four essentials of the Pal Park diet. Best part of it is that you can have all four for less than $25.

1. Pizza Fries- Johnny's Pizzeria
Any Pal Parker who has been hungry and poor has been able to depend on Johnny's Pizza Fries. The dish consists of french fries smothered in tomato sauce and melted cheese. Normally, finishing a plate of pizza fries requires a bit of effort, not because it is not tasty but rather because it is so filling. Price: $3.95.

2. Prosciutto & Mozzarella Sandwich- Bartolomeo
Out of all the sandwiches I've ever had, and believe me I've had a lot, this is my favorite. I think the biggest difference between Bartolomeo and other delis is that the ingredients used at Bartolomeo are fresh and they don't go cheap with the toppings. I get my sandwich with lettuce, tomato, oil, vinegar, and pesto. Price: $7.50.

Soondubu- So Gong Dong
How can you have the best foods in Pal Park with out including some type of Korean food. If you're going to have one thing in Pal Park, have this. For those of you who don't know, Soondubu is spicy tofu stew with your choice of seafood, beef, pork, kimchi, etc... It comes with a raw egg that you crack over the stew while it is boiling hot. It is also served with a bowl of white rice and a few other appetizers. My second favorite food overall (second only to pizza). Price: $9.00.

Cannoli- Palisades Park Bakery
There are plenty of bakeries on Broad Avenue. However, there is very little doubt that the Palisades Park Bakery is the cream of the crop. What better way to end this list than with a dessert and the Bakery makes a heck of a cannoli. Price: $1.25.


Jen Shin said...

I can attest to the greatness that is the Prosciutto & Mozzarella Sandwich at Bartolomeo. And it's big enough that when Jorge dropped half his sandwich on the floor (tsk tsk), I didn't mind giving up my half.

Let's go back soon.

Vicki said...

YUM! Pizza Fries!!!