Valentine No. 68

For the eighth summer, I’ll be spotlighting little aspects of life here that I love. To see the previous Valentines, click the Valentine tag at the end of the post.

No one mangles the English language quite like whoever writes the specials board at Sole di Capri. Sometimes there are simple (but adorable) misspellings: cheery tomatoes, valsamic vinager, gout cheese. Other times, things get surreal—such as with child cucumber soup and green pies in a pick sauce. Either way, the board is a total delight. I underlined some of my favorites—which are by no means the only ones in these photos—and just like with poetry, the phrases sound even better read aloud. (P.S. The board has been gone all summer, likely to make room for the sidewalk tables. Let’s hope it comes back!)



  1. These all make sense to me and many are improvements on convention. I’ll always prefer “stream beans” over “string beans”. This makes my day. Bravo, Sole di Capri. Their tomatoes are truly cheery.

  2. Who doesn’t want some cheery tomatoes in their day?

  3. regardless of the spellin their food is fantastic. Tribeca has a ton of amazing ittalian like Petraca, Terra, etc but this place is the best food in the city for italian, hands down imo….and the sangria is tasty as well….Edwaurdo kills it there.