The 15th Annual NYC Dyke March happened this past Saturday. What, you may ask does this have to do with food?
Well, not that much as it turns out. But the one thing it does do is really work up an appetite. After marching down 5th Avenue from Bryant Park all the way down to Washington Square Park….a distance of about 45 blocks often in the blazing sun…we were hungry.
Figaro Cafe is in the Washington Square Park area and seemed to have equal parts gay pride celebrants to promising Italian food options within a budget so we stopped in there.
Aimee ordered the burger with mushrooms and a side of fries:
Aimee’s burger was fantastic she saidalthough she had misgivings about the seasame bun which was unexciting. FCB suggested that the bun should be prebuttered and then toasted a bit (like they do at Brgr) and then served with the patty and mushrooms. But all in all a pretty good burger. Not extraordinary. The fries were delicious though in that bad for you way.. very crunchy, long and skinny.
I had the penne alla vodka and a Amstel Lite (a staple of lesbian bars across the northeast):
As you may be able to tell from the picture, the pasta was…meh….pretty average. Not bad but not so goodeither. In fac, if we hadn’t taken the pictures, FCB would not remember the meal.
That said, I think Figaro Cafe is a far superior choice to say… Caliente Cab Co. Restaurant where a homophobic patron recently had a female patron’s civil rights violated by telling the bouncer that a man was in the women’s rest room and then said bouncer bashed on her stall and threw her out of the restaurant even after showing him her license. And this within hours of the pride march. Fuckers. Boycott Caliente Cab Co.
184 Bleecker St. (corner of MacDougal & Bleecker)
New York, NY 10012
Tel.: (212) 677-1100