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The Taj Mahal. Source: Samuel Bourne (1860) / Wikimedia Commons

The Taj Mahal. Source: Samuel Bourne (1860) / Wikimedia Commons

Alternate side parking regulations for the purpose of street cleaning will be suspended Monday through Thursday, October 14 to 17, in observance of both Columbus Day and Eid al-Adha. All other regulations, including parking meters, shall remain in effect. You can download your own 2013 Alternate Side Parking Suspension calendar — in English, as well as in ChineseHaitian CreoleItalianKoreanRussian or Spanish (all PDFs) — from the NYC DOT’s website.

This is a paid announcement from il Fornetto Restaurant, located at 2902 Emmon’s Avenue, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn (718) 332-8494. 

Il Fornetto’s beautiful waterfront setting right on Sheepshead Bay is the perfect place for love this Mother’s Day. Treat your mother, grandmother, or wife  to a special brunch or luxurious three-course dinner in il Fornetto’s window-lined dining room. Reservations highly suggested. Please mention Sheepshead Bites when calling.

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The above is a paid announcement by il Fornetto Restaurant. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

Vitos Bakery Ave U Sheepshead Bay Ave U

Photo by Laura Fernandez

Welcome to The Bite, Sheepshead Bites weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we’ll be exploring a different food item from one of the many culturally diverse restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers of our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.

Readers, it’s time we put some Italian honey balls in our mouths. And, of course, we’re talking about struffoli from Vito’s  Bakery & Grocery on Avenue U.

I was first introduced to struffoli by a little Italian grandmother soon after I moved to Sheepshead Bay over 20 years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Nona moved away years ago, taking her recipe with her, but I was lucky enough to discover Vito’s Bakery. Struffoli just like grandma used to make.

Keep reading about struffoli from Vito’s Bakery on Avenue U.

Business must be going well at Sofia Pizza Restaurant (2822 Coney Island Avenue), which we deemed a serious competitor to local stalwarts like Del Mar Pizzeria and Bay Pizzeria shortly after they opened.

The year-old pizza joint is opening a second location, aptly named Sofia Pizza II, at 3033 Avenue V. Employees of the original location said that the owners are waiting for some paperwork to clear before they can open, and it could be anywhere from a few days to weeks.

We’ll call it the Bites Bump (Eat your heart out, Colbert!).

Thanks to Arthur Borko for the photo and tip.