Get The Berry Crumble Pizza Pie at Barano, Then Take A Bottle of Wine Home From Spirit Animal
Williamsburg: an eating and drinking destination. At Barano, you can expect solid a.f. Italian food—wood-fired pizza, homemade pasta, and a great selection of sides and salads—all entirely seasonal. Go for one of their pizzas for some classic flavor or the lamb Bolognese if you’re looking for something a little bit special. It’s cozy, feel-good food in a great atmosphere, perfect for those in need of a little Italian comfort food. And don’t forget about dessert. Try the berry crumble pizza pie. It’s exactly what it sounds like. And that, dear readers, is a great thing. Bonus: there's even an entire gluten-free menu. #PraiseBrooklyn.
After, pop over to Spirit Animal because you're bringing date night home in the form of (hopefully several) bottles of wine. Albert Di Meglio—the chef and an owner of Barano!—opened the shop because folks dining at his restaurant would ask where they could buy the delicious wine, and a lot of times, there was no easy answer. Spirit Animal carries a small inventory (fewer than 200 labels) that are mostly local, organic and from natural producers. Take a seat at their rounded bar and try a few. Describe your palette (even if you and yours have different preferences!), and the staff at Spirit Animal will make sure you take home a bottle you'll absolutely love.
26 Broadway, Brooklyn
20 Broadway, Brooklyn