As Park Slope becomes ever more Soho-fied, the rope lights that festoon Aunt Suzie’s shine out like a beacon of old-fashioned charm. Walls are hung with sepia photographs, plastic flowers and tchotchkes fill any remaining surfaces, while mismatched tables and chairs are squeezed together for groups sharing red-sauce favorites. But it’s not just families who enjoy the baked ziti, lasagna and chicken parm—a diverse crowd of new Slopers comes for the superfresh calamari and huge pasta portions, which the menu cheerily describes as “enough to feed two Italians or four yuppies.” And yes, everyone leaves toting a doggie bag with enough leftovers to last a week.
|Venue name:||Aunt Suzie’s||Contact:|
247 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between Carroll St and Garfield Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri–Sun 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Union St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. MC, V|