Live from Il Bambino, Or I’m Literally Typing This With a Mouthfull of Smoked Tomato Bisque


Hey all!  More Ireland blogs are coming shortly!  Tonight, Holly Kay had her dentist appointment right around the corner, so obviously, we stopped into Il Bambino on 8th St. in NYC for Happy Hour.  And it’s bustling!


Manager Ryan Keogh is always 100% about hospitality, even when multitasking and doing the job of 1,000.  I’ve called him King Keogh since we worked alongside each other in 2010, and I maintain that he’s the kindest, most hardest working person in the industry.  Just, pure gold.  It’s ok, Holly Kay knows my love for Ryan.

Il Bambino now has Greenport Harbor Brewing  Co. Black Duck Porter on tap.  And it’s only $5 for Happy Hour.  It’s roasty, with notes of coffee and chocolate, and tons of body for a 4.7%ABV porter.  This is an absolutely killer beer.

Holly Kay and I shared a Smoked Tomato Bisque Soup (Shoop) and a Fontina Panini with truffle oil, and I enjoyed a Bells Two Hearted Ale…

We finished our meal with a crostini with goat cheese and fig spread, and I’m so sorry, I annihilated it before I could take a picture…  But, here ya go…

I devouered this tasty morsel…
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