Thursday, May 27, 2010

I miss black people

Well, black people and Hispanics, actually.  Living in NYC, you're surrounded by so many different cultures -- the majority of which are black or hispanic.  Now I'm surrounded almost entirely by Asian people (save for the white expats) and it's just so boring.  I have been known to count the number of black people I see in a week here and seldom get to my second hand...

I guess I really just miss NYC.  And when I have those NYC homesick pangs, there's only one place to go -- Posto Pubblico, my favorite local NYC Italian restaurant here that is run by 2 guys from Brooklyn.  Arancini, eggplant rollatini, a Grandma slice -- you name it, they serve it.  To kick it up a notch they play hip-hop from the early 90s -- Q-Tip, Mos Def, Beastie Boys, etc.

The best part though -- the thing that really pulls at my heart strings, is the sign that hangs over the door:

Yep --the real deal (stolen by the owners from a subway stop in Queens).


  1. I'm glad you've got some guys from Brooklyn cooking Italian for you over there!

  2. i know this post is old, but i had to respond. i'm black and just relocated to hk island from brooklyn, so you KNOW i count the number of other black people i see on weekly basis. lol. i was so excited to move to hk, i didn't realize how much i would miss nyc. i definitely have to find this restaurant of yours though. details please!

  3. Hi NerdMafia!! I feel for you - I honestly do! I was at the movies at IFC the other day and there was a funny African-American guy behind -- cracking jokes and just being so American that I almost wanted to hug him. Sounds weird, I know, but it's true!! The restaurant is called Posto Pubblico and it's on Elgin Street. They just opened up a sister restaurant called Linguine Fini somewhere in Sheung Wan; still haven't been. You should start up a club for all the black people in HK - I will request to be an honorary member even though I'm a white girl from Ky. :)