Monday, August 24, 2009

Trattoria Spaghetto

West Village is pretty touristy. It can get mildly annoying at times, such as when the sidewalks get clogged with slow-moving out-of-towners. But Dave and I recently realized that we can embrace the tourism and make ourselves feel like we are on vacation in our own neighborhood.

For instance, take Trattoria Spaghetto. It is a super-touristy restaurant located on the corner of Carmine and Bleecker. Sometimes they have one of those people soliciting customers the way they do in Little Italy. The food is utterly unremarkable. But, it is pretty cheap and you can sit outside and enjoy watching the neighborhood in motion.

And even better, it is the idea of eating at Trattoria Spaghetto. Locals don't eat here; only tourists do. So when we eat there, it's like we become tourists, and then all of a sudden, we're not medical students and residents anymore with exams and presentations, but regular people visiting the West Village, New York City, having a nice time.

Trattoria Spaghetto
232 Bleecker St (at Carmine)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-6752

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