On the one hand, I can sympathize with Nettie’s House of Spaghetti, of Tinton Falls, N.J., which is receiving boatloads of free publicity over its newly implemented policy to ban children under 10. The reasons for implementing this rather severe policy is spelled out on the restaurant’s Facebook page:
On the other hand, children are not stamped from a mold. Not all children are loud, make “crazy messes,” or run around restaurants. Besides, how are children to learn social graces and restaurant etiquette if they are handed off to a babysitter every time their parents opt to have dinner at the local spaghetti joint?
I’m wondering if Nettie’s has bitten off more than it can chew, but time will tell.
Marriage Pizza-Style Redux
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the restaurant will transform itself into a pop-up chapel where a maximum of twenty couples will be invited to pledge their troth or renew their vows.
The package, which includes an officiant, a photographer, two pizzas of your choice, a bottle of Champagne or wine, and “coordinating assistance to pull all the intimate wedding details together” won’t come cheaply. If you’re prepare to shell out $700 on a wedding where pizza is the main course, please signify by saying, “I do.”
254 S. 2nd Street, Brooklyn, 718-599-0002.