Had an awesome time celebrating Diana’s birthday a while ago, and we got to relax in their private back room. Cozy and intimate, and full of great friends! The food was nice, and we nibbled on dip and veggies, and ordered a few more substantial dishes… one of them being pizza. Obvious grill marks on this margherita pie, but the crust was weighed down by the chunky tomato sauce… a bit more of a mess, but the fresh mozz complemented the chunky sauce quite well.
Far delayed post from one of my last weeks in Santa Barbara for work. This was a casual dine-in/carry-out/delivery site… family ZA, simple setup. The pies were substantial, and they had some fun topping combinations. The pepperoni pie was typical greasy meat, but the crust had a crisp finish while having a fluffy interior. The other pie was much more adventurous, the BBQ Chicken Special. It was quite a hit! Hidden under all that cheese was BBQ sauce, fresh grilled chicken, red onion, and cilantro. Killer.
Look at that smile. Alyssa was so helpful to hold this pizza at dinner at trendy Brass Monkey restaurant. Loved the decor at this place and cool drinks, but I don’t recommend ordering the pizza here, FYI.
Yes Yes, the title is confusing for New Yorkers, but there really is a new location in Georgia! We went to the new Don Antonio pizzeria in Atlanta, GA back in March, and the quality was top notch.
We may have ordered too much food for only 3 people, but every menu item was mouth-watering and we couldn’t resist. If I lived near this place, the temptation would be dangerous. Thanks to our weekend hosts Donna & David!
Montanara Starita-Specialty pie: Fried dough, signature sauce, smoked buffalo mozz
Classic Margherita… NEVER FAILS… Always good to go back to basics
Fried dough & cheese… YUM
Homemade Burrata with Prosciutto, tomato, and some carb
Under-crust pic… no complaints
I had the opportunity to crawl for a cause earlier this year to support a charity “Salute, Inc.” with my favorite blog fan and friend Bailey Hatch (photo below). Jon and I had a great time cruising the metra line with a large crowd to help raise money for this great organization.
At the Norwood Park stop, we visited Iron Horse Ale House. As this was a booze crawl (and not a pizza crawl) I did not expect to come across a REALLY NICE pie, and wanted to tell you about it!
Cool old-style brick oven, large sized pies, crushed tomato sauce, and damn good cheese all provided some yummy nourishment along with our alcoholic activities
Jon inspects the yummy margherita