Lunch time. It happens every day. Some days its egg salad, others its chicken noodle soup and then other days its:
Pizza! Pizza, one of the most all-inclusive forms of food offering bread, vegetables (tomatoes and basil here), dairy and even (though not here) meat! Plus its cheap! It looks delicious right? What could go wrong right?
Well, yesterday,it didn’t go so well. Great taste: eh, not so much. All the food group inclusive: well, ok mostly that was still there.
I decided to try the Pizza Margherita that one of the pizza shops around the corner from where I work offers. It looked really delicious in the display case to the left of the door as you enter and I really didn’t feel like a plain or a pepperoni today plus it had just come out of the oven. Yum. However, sadly, pizza bliss and I were not to be intertwined today. Really what went wrong was just the tomatoes. They were cut too large and were very cold for some reason…I think they put the cold tomatoes on after the pizza comes out of the oven, and while the mozarella warms up, the tomatoes do not. Plus, the tomatoes, I suspect partly due to the decrease in the amount of ripe good tasting tomatoes out there a) in winter and b) after a season of hurricanes and floods.
I’ve ha a plain and pepperoni slice here before as well as a slice with Mushrooms and pesto sauce and all were very good. This slice however was bordering on doughy too in the crust consistency.
So, we move on. Pizza joint number 2: La Famiglia Pizza:
Located on 8th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd, I went to La Famiglia for the first time last week. Here’s what I had:
Yum! Doesn’t that look great!
I think La Famiglia really lives up to their (self-proclaimed) title as “Ny’s Favorite Pizza.” The crust is crispy and there is not too much cheese on the top. Plus, the sauce is to die for…..(uh, as far as dying for pizza sauce goes, yup, this one’s worth it!)
Donut 1, originally uploaded by Brockenbrough Photos.
The choclate frosted donut and (in a nod to health(y)ish food) a Tropicana Apple Juice brought to you by non other than the letter V. V is is for the Vendor cart guy that was conveniently parked outside of the Barnes & Noble’s on 7th Ave. in Park Slope on my walk to the train. Sweet! Park Slope has its own donut cart guys now! The mysteries never end. I guess that’s why they put sprinkles on the donuts!