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2.22.2010

sometimes it feels as though the whole of the universe conspires to teach me patience.


but i am not a patient person. and very resistant to new lessons.

my friend whitney came to town for the weekend. and determined to show her the best of all five boroughs i dragged her to brooklyn for grimaldi's coal-oven pizza. grimaldi's very famous coal-oven pizza. grimaldi's you-must-often-wait-in-a-line-for coal-oven pizza.

we arrived around four hoping the line would be short. it was not. we waited for an hour. in the cold. shivering and shaking.


when we finally arrived inside we watched as everyone around received their orders.



and then sat in shock as they shut down the oven. needed to be refreshed, they said.


and so we waited another hour, pizzas flanking us on either side.

and i grew grumpy.

(attractive, no?)

and our plates just sat there.

empty.



even whitney, cool-much-more-pulled-together-than-me-whitney, grew...frustrated.



and then. miracle of miracles. it came.

the relief. the sweet, sweet relief.



grimaldi's is good. really good. always good. but not necessarily worth the two hour wait.

so, go when the crowds do not.


clearly, i still have a thing or two to learn about patience.

15 comments:

Michely Medeiros. said...

i love coal oven pizza but im not sure if im patient enough to wait 2 hours for it..... looks delish :D

Amber said...

Don't worry, you have far more patience than me.
I'm sure I would have bailed at the first sign of a line (I get very competitive about food).

Melissa said...

Too funny! I've been to Grimaldis a few times but never find it worth the wait. There are so many good, lesser-known brick over pizza places around Brooklyn that we stick to those!

Camilla Leila said...

meg -

when i come to visit in new york can wen please go there?
thanks
C

Courtney said...

two hours?! I would've pretended to be patient but secretly inside my blood would be boiling.

Mrs. B said...

It looks worth the wait...I want pizza now; and I too, am still learning patience. :D Go Meg! You're so pretty!

Krissa said...

oh that looks delicious!!!!

Blicious said...

CUTE blog!! love your pics!

xoxo
brandi

Morgan said...

I am SO not a patient person. Wish I was. I would have never handled a two hour wait. There would need to be a lot of beer to make me handle that. ha!

Randi Lee said...

wow, that must be a serious pizza! If I'm ever in NY again, I'll have to give it a go!

Karls said...

It sure likes like it was worth the wait! Yum yum pigs bum!

Ariel said...

i waited an hour and a half at the grilled cheese truck last friday for gourmet grilled sandwich in the rain! i totally get it! your meal looks delicious

however, i packed a snack...heh heh

Atticus and Juliet said...

oh yeah, their pizza really is worth the wait! SO yummy!

communikate. said...

oh man. that pizza is SOO worth waiting for though!!

we waited 3 1/2 hours for the oprah approved pizza, Pizzeria Bianco's in Phoenix a couple of weekends ago. It was amazing too.

oh, and i'm not patient AT ALL. I brought snacks. and then grew pissy still.

Sara said...

I would've cried twice.

Once when they shut down the oven and again when they brought the pizza.

It looks gorgeous.