Amali, Upper East Side, NYC + Balls in the Air

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Amali, Upper East Side, NYC + Balls in the Air

Balls, at 59E59 theatre, takes place beginning in 1973 at Houston’s Astrodome where Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match. Interesting concept and execution, with a number of side stories some of which didn’t seem to belong. For a full review on Theater Pizzazz click here, although that reviewer liked it much more than I did.

After the 85-minute performance —  long enough for us —  we headed to Amali,  an Italian restaurant on 60th near the theater. We started with two interesting apps. One, a spicy tirokafteri dip made of whipped feta, roasted red pepper and chili served with grilled pita ($12). I’m planning to recreate this at home, it was that good!

We also had some chickpea and cauliflower croquettes served with a yummy hot and spicy Calabrian sweet and sour chile dip ($16). I found the fried morsels contained too much dough, too little of the eponymous veggies. My dining partner liked them a lot.

We shared the perfectly grilled Berkshire pork line served with broccoli rabe and polenta that had a bit too much added cheese for me ($33).  Still, I’d recommend a trip, especially if you’re at theatre nearby.

 

Amali
115 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 339-8363
Amali Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

By | 2018-03-08T08:49:13+00:00 March 6th, 2018|NYC Best Bites, Theatre|0 Comments

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