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Clemente's/L&B/DiFara's

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Clemente's/L&B/DiFara's

guttergourmet | May 1, 2006 12:42 PM

Manhattan hound (grew up in Queens but with Brooklyn roots)with wanderlust over the weekend. Tried Clemente's on Avenue T for the first time. Asked for a roast beef hero to go. Got back to the car...no gravy! Should I have asked for "french dip"?! Maybe because it was Sunday they didn't have it. The roast beef was still very good homemade but not worth the trip though I'm still wondering if the gravy (and maybe should've gotten mozzerella?) is worth another try? Rookie mistake. Then on to my primary target: first time at L&B Spumoni Gardens. Had 2 squares-really sweet sauce though it fell off. Liked it though I think I prefer the pizza truck's version on 51st and Park. The spumoni was good but not up to the Lemon Ice King of Corona (who also beats the hell out of Ralph's in Staten Island). Disappointed I went back to the shrine...DiFara's on Avenue J for 2 round slices from Dom...heaven.

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