I spent the weekend on Staten Island to cheer on my friend Bill as he ran the SI Half Marathon Sunday morning. Bill wanted Italian food for dinner Saturday night, so we did a little research and came across the menu for Joe & Pat’s. The menu looked fabulous-especially since it included Bill’s favorite Italian dish, lasagna- and the prices were reasonable, so we grabbed a cab and headed out.
We started off with some sweet potato fries, which were delicious. They were devoured before I could get a photo (sorry!).
For my entree, I had gnocchi with fresh mozzarella and eggplant.
Bill’s entree was-you guessed it-lasagna.
I had a lovely glass of red wine with my meal, while Bill had this espresso coffee soda. I got to try a sip, and it tastes like sweetened iced coffee with a little carbonation. Coffee and bubbles, simply wonderful.
For dessert we each had a cup of coffee and shared this very tasty slice of chocolate fudge cake. Om. Nom.
Overall, Joe & Pat’s was a deliciously pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Staten Island.
I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start 🙂 Happy Tuesday!