Italian Food Center Serves Sidewalk Oysters


The Italian Food Center on Grand and Mulberry Streets just added a raw bar, meaning that in addition to sitting down to gargantuan Italian sandwiches, pizza, and family-style pasta, you can now sidle up to the place and order bivalves from a new sidewalk window. On offer: littlenecks ($5.50 for a half dozen, $10 for a dozen), cherrystones ($5.50/$10), oysters ($8/$15), steamed clams ($11), fried calamari ($9.95), and fried shrimp ($9.95). Below, a look from the inside.