See The Light at Pipa

27 June 2008

 A very dear friend of mine is leaving the city this weekend. The hustle and bustle is not for everyone I guess, and I truly respect her desicion- as long as she is happy I’m happy for her. So we decided to drown our sorrows and have our last New York City dinner tonight with some fantastic sangria and tapas at Pipa.

We’re not quite organized enough to reserve a table so we had to wait about an hour at the bar. (NOTE:Learn from my faults please, calling ahead is ALWAYS a great idea). The bar was crowded and some weirdo old guy kept reaching over my chair and knocking my purse down, so I didn’t have much opportunity to take the whole scene in yet.

When we finally got our table and sat down, I noticed that the entire ceiling was dripping in diamonds. There may very well have been a hundred chandeliers hanging from every square inch of the ceiling, dimmly lighting the large room and casting a moody, enchanting shadow. These very unique chandeliers also had price tags dangling between the glimmering crystals. All of these fixtures, as well as the tables we sat at, were for sale. Those clever cats over at ABC Carpet & Home, stocked the casa de yum with glammed out goods all available for purchase. Although they were a bit out of my budget, what fit perfectly into my budget was the delectable tapas we washed down with lots of sangria. We opted for the melt-in-your-mouth scallops, tangy and hot calamari, and fabulous garlic shrimp.

 Parting is such sweet sorrow, but getting full (and a little drunk) at Pipa is definitely a joyous occasion.

Pipa, 38 E. 19th St, 212-677-2233


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