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Friday, October 3, 2008

Dolcessa on Brown St

Last night we went to check out Alex's new place of employment. Across from Burger King on Brown sits the hip and trendy Dolcessa. Well, Ok, it would be hip and trendy if anyone ever went there. The cafe has a warm vibe and may I say very friendly and cute young staff. Not that I'm partial or anything. The samples are a plenty which considering the amount of flavors helps to narrow it down a bit. I tried a few, Blood Orange and Rice Krispy treat, before settling on one of the seasonal choices, Pumpkin Pie in a waffle cone.

Behold, cute and friendly staff, that I am in no way related to.

This is the point where I should be showing you a picture of the gelato I had, but I forgot to take a picture until I was almost done with the cone. I will leave that as a testament to it's creamy deliciousness.

The unfortunate part of the story is this, Dolcessa isn't doing well. I think it is overlooked by the many more chains that are on Brown now. J and I agreed if it was at the Greene it would be packed every night. Of course, being at the Greene would also make it lose the family owned feel that it has now.

Ever mindful of my knitting friends I had to check out the seating.

Many chairs

And a comfy sofa

I know this sounds like a blog long advertisement and it is. I hate that so many small places with quality food get overrun by all the chains. I hope Dolcessa takes off and you can hardly find a table.

Did I mention 100% fruit smoothies?
posted by Ginny at 8:09 AM

3 Comments:

Check your email girl - I wanna go tonight!! We could knit away and drink smoothies and oogle the cute staff, who you are in no way related to!!!!

October 3, 2008 at 11:44 AM  

I love that place!!! we had to break up somewhat with my diet and all, but I could be persuaded to return...
I am surprised that many of their former clients from 5th street haven't transferred over.

I might also be convinced that we need to be there tonight...

October 3, 2008 at 3:30 PM  

Oh I totally think we ought to knit there!! seriously! I hate the fact that such a great local place isn't doing well and that people are going to chains instead - although I'm guilty of it too - the only time I've had the gelatto is when I've seen her at the market. I wonder if they'd mind a big ol' gang there every Tuesday!?

October 4, 2008 at 11:04 AM  

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