My daughters and a friend went to a concert on Governors Island (between Brooklyn and Manhattan) to celebrate my daughter Cailyn's birthday. Still uncomfortable with the idea of them navigating their way into the City alone and returning late at night, the plan was to drive in and then my husband and I would continue on to knock two things off of my bucket list: 1. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and 2. Eat pizza at Grimaldi's in Brooklyn. I chickened out about walking the bridge due to the forecast of scattered thunderstorms with potentially dangerous lightning. I figured on top of the Brooklyn Bridge is most likely not the safest place to be in an electrical storm! Luckily the weather held out and no storms materialized.
Matt and I drove across the Bridge and got on line for the famous Grimaldi's pizza. The shop next door even rents chairs for $3, and offers of $1 dollar water bottles came from strangers. We waited outside for about 50 minutes before we got the much anticipated call to come in. We were seated with six other couples at a table for eight. They made use of every bit of floor space. The tables were cute with checkered tablecloths and the walls were littered with celebrity photos. I anticipated this being a one time deal, although with a certain charm it was touristy, loud, crowded - but then came the pizza. The pizza was perfect! The crust reminded me of my beloved NJ tomato pies, but the sauce was different as was the sauce to cheese ratio. The cheese was a good whole milk mozzarella. I loved it! We then proceeded to take a walk in the lovely waterfront park down the street. The views are amazing! I'll have to return on a cooler and clear night to walk the Bridge and would love to take a pizza to go and eat it in the park.