One of my favorite things to do when I'm on vacation is to go to Frankie's 457 for lunch (457 Court St., at 4th Place, www.frankiesspuntino.com, 718-403-0033). A lot has been written about Frankie's, but not so much about their lunchtime fare. First of all, you can always get a seat. Preferably, the one at the back by the window that overlooks the backyard, and has a lovely view of the F Train as it descends into the Carroll St. station. Second of all, it's gorgeous in there at lunch, with the sunlight and the quiet. But really, what you're going for is the food, and it's fantastic.
This here is the Mozzarella, Tomato and roasted Red Pepper sandwich. It also has arugula and olive oil and is just deliciousness on bread, which is great too, flaky and fresh from the Grand Daisy Bakery. Divine. It's just the right amount and everything is of such good quality, the flavors are full, and enhance each other. Pair it with a glass of wine or a cocktail and you've got yourself a nice treat in the middle of an otherwise normal weekday.