You might think you've died and gone to paradiso at the Feast of San Gennaro, thanks to piles and piles of fresh Italian food everywhere you look. Located in Manhattan's Little Italy neighborhood, (along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets), the festival is a fine excuse to stuff your face hole with all the Apennine dishes your heart desires while watching parades and listening to live music all night. The whole thing starts today, September 13th and runs until September 23, 2018. Here's everything you need to know, but, let's face it, you are going for the nosh, check out our hit list curated by Time Out Food editors below:
The Meatball Shop: Just take one guess. The casual Italian chain is serving...meatballs. The 'spaghetti-IN-meatball' is a large beed-and-pork ball made with spaghetti right in the mix. It then will be served with its signature tomato sauce.
Pasquale Jones: The modern Italian eatery in the neighborhood is serving two speciality sandwiches on its front porch: its ‘Coco Caprese’ and a prosciutto di parma.
Seamore's: Head to the seadfood restaurant to chow down on dishes made special just for the feast: rigatoni a la vodka, chicken parmigiana, shrimp risotto, panzanella salad and homemade burrata.
Dez: The Middle Eastern Nolita spot, inspired by the boot of Italy is serving cones of mozzarella-stuffed falafel balls that are topped with a harissa-tomato-red pepper sauce, tahini and basil.
Cannolis: First of all, duh. But second of all, there's the famous cannoli-eating contest tomorrow, Friday, September 14th, and you don't want to feel left out.