More surprising than the fact that the address of 54 Mint is actually 16 Mint Plaza is that there's a new Italian restaurant in town that not only doesn't specialize in pizza — it doesn't even offer pizza. It turns out that 54 Mint was the building's old address before the plaza was constructed behind the Old Mint in a singularly successful bit of urban renewal anchored by Chez Papa Resto and a stylish Blue Bottle Cafe. And 54 Mint specializes in Sicilian cooking. Sicily, the large island near the toe of the boot of Italy, was colonized, among others, by Greeks and Arabs, who left their marks on its food — notably the use of saffron,... More >>>