Dining Review ~ Oregano, Brooklyn, NY

Oregano

Oregano – Open air seating near the window and on the back patio.

Rena, Part Owner

Rena, Part Owner and Server – Beautiful inside and out.

The Decor

A Sign on the Patio with an inspirational quote.

Brick Oven

Brick Oven – Ohhhh for the love of the Pizza Crust!

The Menu

The Daily Specials – I loved this unique and vintage way of presenting the specials.

Old Time Coca-Cola Machine

An old-time Coca-Cola machine that now holds bottled drinks including a variety of ice cold beers.

The HUGE jar of Nutella

My daughter, who loves Nutella, was in awe of this extra large container used for making the Nutella Pizza.

The grapes over the patio

Sweet table grapes hanging from the portico over the patio dining area.

Brick Oven

Brick Oven

Rena

Rena

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Rena – Isn’t that smile welcoming?

We dined at Oregano late on a Saturday afternoon before taking a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Oregano was about a 15 minute drive from the bridge.  The atmosphere was quaint, we dined on the back patio where there is a garden with a peach tree, grapes hang from the portico, and flowers and herbs growing in pots.

The food was full of flavor, savory and very enjoyable.  We had pizza from the large list of options on the menu.  The crust was thin and fabulous.  The sauce was made with fresh tomatoes and was lite and delicious.  The chicken parmesan was, according to my son, great!  The salads were refreshing and delightful and the desserts won us over.   The homemade, made on the premises, Tiramisu was divine.  The chocolate mousse and cannoli were scrumptious.

If you ever travel to Brooklyn, be sure to stop at Oregano.  You won’t be disappointed.

Black and White Thursday ~ Find Me on Monochromia

It’s Thursday!  That means you can find me on Monochromia today!  Be sure and check out my image “Rivets over the River”.   I’d love to hear your thoughts about it!

 

If I were a flower…

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“If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower.
To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness,
Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.” ~ Author Pam Stewart

Wild Child

Vintage Peace

“She’s a wild child
Got a rebel soul with a whole lot of gypsy wild style
She can’t be tied down but for a while
I’ll be falling free and so alive
Might break my heart but God she drives me wild child” ~ Kenny Chesney ~ “Wild Child”

Puppy Love

Puppy LoveA portrait of a girl and her puppy at sunset.

This was a fabulously funny shoot.  The puppy, who for the past two days since arriving in his new home had spent a lot of time sleeping.  He found his energy during the shoot and we all experienced a lot of laughs and a lot of chasing!  To view this image in black and white please visit Monochromia for my Thursday post.

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Natural light, back lighting, at sunset.  I shot low to high to capture the summer haze.

 

On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine

While window shopping in New York City last week this window caught my attention.

I love the complimentary colors; blue and orange.  The view through the glass adds

a bit of depth and reflection and gives a perception of floating with the clouds.  I’d like to

give credit to the person who created this display, but I unfortunately don’t remember

for certain what store window this was.  My best guess is

Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue.

Bouquet of Adoration for True Friends

Bouquet of Adoration

Bouquet of Adoration

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Natural Light, subject in front of window.

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“True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.” ~ Marie Williams Johnstone

To see this image in black and white be sure to visit Monochromia for my Thursday post.