With a fondness for red sauce, this Staten Island staple of Italian cuisine offers almost as many options as there are cables in the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. It also has four different dining spaces ideal for big and small family occasions. Waiters know regulars by name and those waiters also know exactly what you should order. The answer is very often veal, which is tender and flavorful in all its preparations from picata to marsala. (Nino’s, 1110 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island 718-448-3838.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.