240 W 14th Street

After a having some drinks for my birthday in the Meat Packing District years ago, my friends and I were stumbling home down W 14th street and spotted what looked to be a cute hole-in-the wall wine bar with an enticing menu. Weeks later, I remember thinking how much I loved the vibe that night so I decided to give it another go for dinner with a good friend of mine. Little did I know how popular Crispo was or how good the food was until I was sober and enjoying some of their quality dishes and wine.

Now that I’ve been back a few times, I can definitely say the antipasta, cheese plates and wines are the perfect starters to a bad ass meal. In the few times visiting, I’ve had the spaghetti & Shrimp Fra Diavola, Chicken Cutlet, and Crispo Pork Shank and my tummy never left unsatisfied though my wallet may have gotten beat up a bit. I also always try to make my way next door to Woody McHales for Deep-friend Twinkies after my meal for dessert (…. to be continued with a review on Woody’s).

The pasta carbonara is to die for!