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The Feast of San Gennaro, 2013
Funnel cakes, fried Oreos
Meat on a stick
This ranks somewhere below a meat tornado, but we still think Ron Swanson would be proud.
Giant Torrone at Piccola Casa Dolce
Giant Cannoli at Piccola Casa Dolce
They were quick to point out that Jamie Gagliardotto, "Executive Goddess" of Torrone & Cannoli, made the cover of the New York Post two years ago.
Cannoli so fresh, they can still talk!
Tiny mozzarella burgers from the West Village's Slide.
Sausage and peppers
About half of the stands at the feast sell this, fried dough, or overcooked seafood.
Local favorite Parm has a mix of Feast classics and some new hits: tater tots with Tabasco mayo, eggplant parm mozzarella sticks, an Italian sausage bao, a Calabrian chili-spiced hot dog, and their Chinatown-inspired pork ribs.
Parm will be open through the weekend from noon until close, then it will return on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. and run until the Feast ends.
FuggedaBAOdit from Torrisi ($9)
Italian sausage patties in steamed bao with tangy, spicy mayo and shredded lettuce.
Eggplant Parm Sticks from Parm ($9)
Little rectangles of eggplant parm that are breaded, fried, and served with a fresh tomato dipping sauce. We're calling this a stroke of genius.
Isn't it beautiful?
Win this pig!
We still haven't heard anything from Pink Floyd's lawyers.
Raspberry Kronie from Enrico's ($5)
It's really sweet, greasy, chewy, and over-priced, but it is cream-filled, and you don't have to line up at 5 a.m. to get it.
If you need to cleanse your palate from all the fried food, Ciao Bella will treat you right.
Normal-sized cannoli at Rubirosa
(Though they are freshly filled, unrefrigerated, and delicious.)
$10 personal pies in white, pesto, vodka, tomato, and sausage-rabe variations—all made to order. Do it.
Our pizza, under construction
It's gonna be really good
Vodka Pizza from Rubirosa ($10)
Rubirosa's pizzas are probably the neighborhood's best during the rest of the year, and they're definitely the best at San Gennaro. The crust is wonderfully thin, the vodka sauce is creamy, but not overly heavy, and homemade mozzarella is perfectly gooey. The wood burning street oven does it again!
Rasta monkey wants you to win this iPad
But after he's done playing Mario Kart 64.
Stromboli from Italian Food Center ($7)
Salami, prosciutto, capicola, ham and aged provolone, wrapped up in dough that almost borders on puff pastry. It's meaty, slightly tangy and delicious, even if it is ridiculously greasy.