It is a good thing I love pizza, because at this point I have eaten more average slices than I can count. As soon as I get a place that is even slightly above average I will probably praise the Pizza Gods. I am even starting to think that the average pizza I am eating now taste pretty good, but I know better. The pizza place I ate at today is called Asparagus Pizza, simply because they have a pizza with asparagus on it. I don’t know about you, but Im not a big fan of those green stalky veggies, so I skipped that and stuck to the cheese. With a name and a specialty like that I expected it to be a more trendy or fancier place. To my surprise it was just a simple run down delivery place in the middle of a strip mall on Yucca and Cahuenga Blvd.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Today I tried a place called Angeli- Caffe. It is kind of hidden on Melrose Ave between a shoe store and tattoo shop or something else entirely. This is another fancy Italian restaurant. Not fancy in the sense of having to dress up and spend a lot of money, it is somewhat casual, but fancy in kind of a high profile L.A. way. That being said, I actually enjoyed eating there.
Today I didn’t sit down for a fancy dinner however, I got pizza. I didn’t feel like the classic margherita pizza this time so I tried to expand my horizons. They had a spring special pizza, which was called the Pizza Con Salsicce, which is a sausage and carmelized onions with fontina and Rapini. I did with out the Rapini, they told me it was pretty bitter and that started to scare me a little. I was going to have it delivered but they charge 3 dollars on top of a tip plus the pizza was already a little expensive, $18 for a large which is only 14’’, so a medium by most standards. I picked it up from a really nice girl that works there, named Opal I think, you should say hi. Of course I had to eat a slice before I took a picture, I can never wait.
It looked good, and it didn’t let me down. Now I have to say to my disapointemnt there wasn’t any sauce on the pizza, and I know it didn’t say it came with any but for some reason I was expecting a tomato sauce. So it is hard to compare it completely to other pizzas, but I assume it had the same crust and the crust was really good. It had a great taste that was light. It was crispy on the bottom doughy in the center and flaky on the edges. The overall taste was very light, despite the sausage and onions, there was very little oil and the pizza was not dry at all.
Friday, August 8, 2008
On my pizza journey I have discovered many interesting things about pizza. One of which I never gave much thought to mainly because its not really that interesting.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Mulberry Street Pizzeria: 240 S. Beverly Dr (also 347 N, Canon Dr.) Overall: ∆∆∆ 1/2
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This is a big place with two different things going on, one corner they have a nice little Italian restaurant, with a buffet style display showing lasagna and other pastas. On the other side is a full Italian gourmet market, and deli. On top of that, in the middle of the whole place, or rather when you walk in the door, is a cooler of different flavors of ice cream. I didn't of course have any of this, no sandwiches or ice cream or even pasta, but I did have the pizza.