Whenever I come "home" to the Bronx, I have to eat my favorites.
Some things live up to the memories, and others do not.
Louie & Ernie's pizza - still delicious, with the thin crispy crust, and the tasty sauce. I always have this with a Manhattan Special. We went back for seconds.
Cold cuts and sandwiches from G & R Deli on Williamsbridge Road -the mortadella was particularly fresh and the bread crusty.
Emilio's Pizza on Morris Park - yeah, more pizza. Different style than Louie & Ernie's, but a good example of the genre, I think.
Fresh mozzarella from Casa della Mozzarella - I love the way the milk just oozes out when the cheese was just made.
Enrico's Pastry on Morris Park - just delicious, same as ever
I was also pleasantly surprised to find some decent Kaiser rolls and bagels at the German Bakery on Morris Park. It's just not easy to find a good bagel anymore.
The not so good:
Catania's - what the heck happened here? I used to love this place, especially their meat calzones. (never was crazy about the pizza) Just didn't taste the same.
Hot dogs in front of Einstein - the truck that parks right off Eastchester Road, I think the guy that used to have it twenty or so years ago was named Phil. I ordered a dog with kraut and onions - I dunno, just didn't do it for me anymore. The onions had no punch, for one thing.
Egidio's Pastry - my sfogliatelli weren't crunchy on the outside like they're supposed to be. I hate that. We'll go back though, maybe they were just having an off day.
So, what'd I miss?