Bountiful trays of Sicilian staples like chunky caponata, baked fennel au gratin and salt cod alla siciliana are proffered in Joe’s cafeterialike setting. If it’s a Friday or Saturday, you might choose pasta with sardines, wild fennel and pine nuts. Then try a thick fried snapper fillet, doused with the lightest of white-wine sauces. This is one of the last places outside Palermo where you can score a vestedda (fried spleen-and-cheese sandwich); the panelli (chickpea fritters) are heavenly when topped with ricotta and Parmesan and served on a roll.
Joe’s of Avenue U
|Venue name:||Joe’s of Avenue U||Contact:|
287 Ave U between Lake St
|Cross street:||and McDonald Ave, Gravesend|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Ave U|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. Cash only|