9301 Astoria Blvd.
I think it goes without saying that the South is superior to the North in just about everything: food, music, weather, politics, hospitality.
Well, almost everything.
Yankees do have it over the South when it comes to Italian food.
It’s just about the only thing I look forward to when traveling into occupied territory.
Lunchtime near La Guardia Airport doesn’t offer too many culinary options.
First of all, most of the restaurant signs are written in Spanish.
But then I stumbled upon Buccaneer Diner and my hopes were raised.
While the Buccaneer offers up an encyclopedia of a menu, Italian food was what I wanted.
When in Rome, you know?
Lucky for me, the special of the day was Italian sausage and peppers over ziti pasta. Sausage is one of my four major food groups (along with BBQ, bacon, and beer).
The Buccaneer didn’t disappoint.
An overflowing plate of sausage with red, yellow, and green peppers and onions all sautéed in a marinara sauce and served over ziti was enough for my single meal of the day.
And enough to shake me out of my depression-induced coma brought on by being stuck in Yankeeland.