It also makes me regret I hadn’t written my thoughts on the place right after I went, as I did with Jimmy’s Famous Heros, whose plight is briefly discussed in the article.
You might recall that time I got to hang out on the field at MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. I failed to mention that Michael insisted we celebrate the successful race at a small storefront on Neptune Avenue. I intended to write something, but never got around to it.
We were seated immediately. I think we got onions and garlic on our pizza, but my memory is fuzzy. (I know there weren’t any mushrooms, because Steve hates mushrooms.) I’m pretty sure I named it the best pizza I’d ever had. Definitely better than Grimaldi’s.
Maybe there’s a lesson to be learned here. Or maybe not. To paraphrase a favorite quote of John McCardell, former president of my alma mater: “One may not always remember exactly why one was happy, but there’s no doubting that one was.”
It was definitely a happy day.
Hat tip to Helen for sending me the article, and to this site for providing something similar to the quote (although I can’t find the Auden reference).