The first time I ate at Serio was a few months after it opened in at the edge of the Roscoe Village neighborhood. After ~2 years, it was great to go back with Sara and Allison and learn a bit about the behind the scenes side of the pizzeria. One of my favorite takeaways was that the owner loves a simple margherita pizza! Gotta love people who believe in the basics. I’ll try to keep my review brief . Continue reading Pizzeria Serio
I took a 6:00am flight out of Dallas on Feb 15th, so I had to drive over on Valentine’s Day. I don’t love the ~2 hour drive from Temple, TX to Dallas, but I strategically planned for a pizza experience. Although I had not read about Il Cane Rosso on any of my [...]
I was so happy to be surrounded by friends to celebrate my belated birthday in Chicago.
We dined at Riccardo Enoteca and enjoyed their small plates and pizzas. Although we were a large group, once they got into the swing of things, service was attentive. We drank plenty of wine and loved the bread on the table.We really enjoyed our meal, and the price was reasonable when split across a group of people.
The pizzas are thicker and remind me of a fancier version of Sweet Tomatoes focaccia bread pizza. The edges are charred against the pan, the crust is light and fluffy, and the toppings don’t weigh down the pizza in any way. This also reminded me of the pizza al taglio, pizza by the slice, in Italy. The crust is thick and flavorful, like bread, and the toppings are generous. Although I love sauce on my pizza, I think they chose to apply sparingly in order to preserve the stability of the crust. I was willing to make that compromise.
Figure 1- Veggies all over this ZA Continue reading Riccardo Enoteca
I was so happy to check out Roots Handmade Pizza in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. The restaurant/bar was aesthetically pleasing, and I can see this being a great local joint along with the long list of beers on tap. The garage door windows go up in the summertime and their booths have benches winding around to the next table.
Because it was Sunday, Roots had a mimosa special with four splits of Champagne and a pitcher of orange juice. They presented it in an adorable way and my friends and I were happy to indulge.
Roots Mimosas Continue reading Roots Handmade Pizza
Happy Belated National Pizza Week!
Although I was in Temple, Texas for most of the week, I still had some opportunities to eat ZA.
AND my weeks go from Monday-Monday, so I’m including the Golden Globes Sunday as part of my week. Here’s my short feedback on the four pizzas eaten