On the Ninth Day of Christmas...

Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas The Daily Meal-style, with a food carol about some of New York City's best dishes.
Margherita at DiFara in Brooklyn, NY.

Arthur Bovino

Margherita at DiFara in Brooklyn, NY.

Technically, the Twelve Days of Christmas don’t start until Christmas Day, but we’re already in the spirit. To celebrate over the next three days, here’s the carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The Daily Meal-style, featuring some New York City dishes enjoyed over the years that we’d be willing to sing about.

Nine Ladies Dancing. Margherita is a woman’s name, perhaps the most important one when it comes to pizza. And pizza dough dances in the air when tossed by some pizzaiolos. Badabing badaboom.

On the nihth day of Christmas, my waiter brought to me clockwise from top: DiFara, John’s of Bleecker, Pizza Moto, Frank Pepe, Kesté Pizza & Vino, Motorino, Veloce Pizzeria, Co., and Patsy’s, all Margheritas.

 

So the carol thus far would go:

On the ninth day of Christmas, my waiter brought to me...
Nine pies a-twirling,
Eight, made with milk in,
Seven soups worth sipping,
Six eggs for feasting,
Five on-ion rings!

Chicks from four birds,
Three fried French hens,
Two desserts for two,
And Felidia’s pear ravioli.

Think another New York City dish should've been featured? Suggest it below!