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edintern Jul 13, 2010 08:22 AM

i am looking for a not-too-casual place where i can take a second date to eat good pizza that has an extensive beer menu as well. i'm thinking a wine-bar style with a small menu, including pizza, but with beer instead of wine, but i can't think of any restaurants that fit the bill. can you?

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    foodismylife Jul 13, 2010 08:54 AM

    arturo's n Houston
    great charred pie, classic village joint
    even live music on the weekends

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      gutsofsteel Jul 13, 2010 09:13 AM

      Crappy beer selection though.

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      sam1 Jul 13, 2010 08:58 AM

      not a huge beer list at all but i swear by keste for a simple pizza date...perhaps you go there, put your name on the list and then wait at blind tiger and have a beer.

      pizza is insane at keste.

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        piegirl74 Jul 13, 2010 09:21 AM

        Go to Veloce pizza in the East Village. Get the white clam, 5 onion, or mushroom pizza. It's sicilian style (square), but the crust isn't grossly thick - it's thin and buttery and crispy and heavenly. Place has the vibe of a wine bar and a good list. Also great meat and cheese plate specials.

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          roze Jul 13, 2010 09:21 AM

          Not fitting the bill exactly but Posto on 2nd avenue has excellent pizza, a very cozy low lit vibe for a date and a decent selection of beer. I know they have Duvel and Leffe Blond for sure. I truly don't know if your going to get much closer then this. If someone has something better I would love to know as well!

          1. goldblum Jul 13, 2010 09:30 AM

            I've had a good pizza/beer experience at Co. on 9th and 24th. The wait can be a little long, and the beer list not as extensive as one would hope, but the pizza is great. They have a decent selection of New York microbrews.

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              gutsofsteel Jul 13, 2010 09:31 AM

              Good suggestion.

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                Mr Porkchop Jul 14, 2010 09:48 AM

                I second. Or third.

              2. bobjbkln Jul 13, 2010 11:14 AM

                If your willing to go to Brooklyn, Franny's will fill the bill.

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                  boccalupo Jul 14, 2010 11:05 AM

                  Also Toby's Public House and Roberta's.

                  And while I am not a huge fan of Co.'s pizza, I think it would fit the requirements you are looking for. A good date spot with decent wine and beer selections.

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                  foodismylife Jul 14, 2010 11:36 AM

                  motorino brooklyn
                  then on to juniors for a slice of cheesecake

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                    mc22 Jul 14, 2010 01:11 PM

                    San Marzano in the Lower East Side. It's not cozy like a wine bar, but good ambiance, not-too-casual, and they have shockingly reasonably priced beers. Okay, not super fancy beers, but Blue Moon for $3, Blue Point Toasted Lager/Magic Hat #9 for $4, and Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout or Duvel for $5! That's ridiculous! Also, the pizza is pretty tasty!

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                    Blue Moon Mexican Cafe
                    1444 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

                    Blue Point
                    662 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

                    San Marzano
                    71 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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                      FrankieLymon Jul 14, 2010 02:35 PM

                      if you take her to Motorino you WILL get lucky

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                      Motorino
                      349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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