Staten Island is for carb lovers!
Calling all carb-a-holics! Among the many things you've likely never heard of on Staten Island -- generally the metro area's least explored borough -- is Melone Brothers bakery.
Well, it's time to get wise, hop on the ferry and head to Port Richmond because this place boasts some of the best Italian loaves around (plus rolls, bagels, heros, the works). The Tabloid Tours team sampled a a classic Italian loaf fresh from the oven and -- after just barely avoiding a fist fight over the last crumbs -- gave it a unanimous thumbs up.
Added bonus: It's steps away from Denino's pizza -- home of the five-borough famous clam pie.
If you go: Staten Island Ferry to the s44 bus takes you to Port Richmond Avenue. Melone's is just off the avenue at 17 Hooker Place; (718) 816-5111. So .. now, mange!