July 27, 2010

The Piccadilly at Manhattan: A Neighborhood Gem

If the Collidas don't greet you as you enter the Piccadilly, it is probably because they are in the kitchen. If you're lucky, Nick Collida will be out back tending the smoker, and smoked prime rib or baby-back ribs will be available as a special. I ordered a whole slab of ribs — partly because I'm a glutton, partly because Pappy's Smokehouse owner Mike Emerson was in the house that night, which I took as a good omen. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of The Piccadilly at Manhattan. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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The Herb Roasted Turkey sandwich is served on sourdough bread with artichoke garlic spread, Swiss and Colby Jack cheeses. All the sandwiches come with fries.
The Herb Roasted Turkey sandwich is served on sourdough bread with artichoke garlic spread, Swiss and Colby Jack cheeses. All the sandwiches come with fries.
At the corner of Piccadilly and Manhattan, the little restaurant and home to its owners has been in the neighborhood since the 1920's.
At the corner of Piccadilly and Manhattan, the little restaurant and home to its owners has been in the neighborhood since the 1920's.
Owner's Maggie and Nick Collida checking on the ribs in the smoker behind the restaurant.
Owner's Maggie and Nick Collida checking on the ribs in the smoker behind the restaurant.
Smoked Baby Back Ribs are actually not on the menu, but a regular offering at The Piccadilly.
Smoked Baby Back Ribs are actually not on the menu, but a regular offering at The Piccadilly.
Raised garden beds in the back yard. Plenty of homegrown tomatoes and herbs!
Raised garden beds in the back yard. Plenty of homegrown tomatoes and herbs!
One of the summer specials at Piccadilly is the Spring Salad. It's a mesculin mix, strawberries, pecans, chicken breast and poppy seed dressing.
One of the summer specials at Piccadilly is the Spring Salad. It's a mesculin mix, strawberries, pecans, chicken breast and poppy seed dressing.
The homemade blackberry cobbler! It also comes in the peach variety.
The homemade blackberry cobbler! It also comes in the peach variety.
Regulars at The Piccadilly.
Regulars at The Piccadilly.
Maggie and Nick Collida, owners of The Piccadilly, which has been in the family for 3 generations.
Maggie and Nick Collida, owners of The Piccadilly, which has been in the family for 3 generations.
Mike Clodfelder, a cook at the Piccadilly, in the kitchen.
Mike Clodfelder, a cook at the Piccadilly, in the kitchen.