Our colleague and friend, Stefano, lives in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, and often complains about the tough neighborhood and how far it is from the office. 2 negatives evidently more than compensated by the positives of inexpensive rent and vicinity to Saraghina, which has become Stefano and Chiara’s, his girlfriend, primary dining room. Stefano marvels all the times about the chefs and coowners Chicco and Edo’s food, pizza and hospitality. It’s been months that we keep saying we should all go.
The other day, catching up with my old stack of New Yorkers, I made it to the November issue – 2009, that is – and what do I see? Tables for Two on Saraghina! Truly excited, because I felt like Edo and his staff were my friends, too. If you are a friend of my friend, you are my friend. Lyla Byock’s great review in the New Yorker only confirmed Stefano’s descriptions. Belated congratulations on the great article. All deserved. And … I really want to go, now.