A Little Serendipity on the Upper East Side

It was a crazy holiday season and on my last day of a whirlwind visit to the Big Apple, my husband and I decided to head uptown to the infamous Serendipity 3, home to sin-worthy hot chocolate and the “Forbidden Broadway Sundae.” The name was even more apropos than I realized. Through the years I have tried many times to see what all the fuss is about, but something always takes precedence. I finally make the time and there is a three hour wait. Literally.

Oh joy, we are now stuck on the upper east side with growling stomachs and chocolate on the brain. All we could do is starting walking. So we did. Right into Giorgio’s Brick Oven Pizza and Wine Bar. Touting the “best pizza on the upper east side” we figured we couldn’t go wrong. It was now 3pm in NYC and the sun was setting early. We had a window seat and the place to ourselves. A hot, Margherita pizza oozing with cheese and homemade sauce made up for my disappointment. Romantic, delicious and oh so New York, this little gem turned our last few hours into the perfect impromptu date.

Serendipity? I think so.

Giorgio’s Brick Oven Pizza and Wine Bar. 1343 2nd Avenue. New York, NY 10021. 212-628-8419

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