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pizza and beer second date

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!

                    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

                      349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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