C19 Cichetteria Venezia, Philadelphia

Dave and I are in a very serious competition right now.  I mean, a lot is at stake here.

I’m not sure if I mentioned this to you in the past year or not, but Dave and I are using a heart rate monitoring program with my gym called “MyZone”.  Without going completely into the schpeel, MyZone is a belt you wear while working out that measures your heart rate.  Depending on your age, gender, weight, height, and resting/max heart rates, the program will design personal heart rate zones that apply to only you.  Each zone is designated a color (the prettiest and best part of this) and a point value for those zones depending on how hard your working, or your effort.  Since it’s all personalized, the points make it possible to compare workouts to people who are different than you (you know, since guys burn a ton more calories than girls… heavier people than skinny people, etc).

You get your own website to keep track of your workouts and your progress.  This program has absolutely helped me step up my workout game and in turn, helped me lose a lot of weight.

If you’re still following… Dave and I are currently in a MyZone challenge against each other to see who gets the most MyZone Points in March (aka who is working out the most or hardest).  The loser has to take the winner out on a date night in April planned by the winner.  Like I said… a lot is at stake here.

Here's what a Kickboxing class looks like on the MyZone system.  Blue to Green to Yellow is least to most effort exerted.  Great workout, right?

Here’s what a Kickboxing class looks like on the MyZone system. Blue to Green to Yellow is least to most effort exerted. Great workout, right?

Our current standings are:  Beth @ 3153 & Dave @ 3043.  I’m barely holding onto my lead!  You could hardly tell I want to be the winner and choose date night 🙂

Just Stelly saying bye before we leave for our date night!

Just Stelly saying bye before we leave for our date night!

Our last date night was also chosen by me.  I took Dave to a restaurant near where we live called C19 Cichetteria Venezia.  I had actually been to C19 for a happy hour dinner with a group of girls- loved it, and have been telling Dave we have to go since.

C19 is a medium-sized restaurant specializing in fresh, seasonal, Venetian-Inspired cuisine.  It has a bunch of tables in a room with the bar, and then larger tables in the back.  The walls are covered with Italian words that are beautifully hand-painted.  While it has that darker, romantic feel it also is a little funky with the bar covered in orange and red tiles, making it a great spot for happy hour, a date, or just a nice dinner out with friends.

I do also have to mention how wonderful the service is here.  You can tell that the service works as a team, as someone will fill up your water, someone else will take your order and serve your food, another person will clear your plate, and about two other people will check in on you and make sure you’re okay.  Everyone is super friendly and you can tell how much they love the food (and drinks!).

My friend from Penn State, Elisa, and her husband go here all the time and told me to introduce myself to the manager, Kevin.  I had done this during my first visit but it was months before and I figured I should just do the same again.  Once I introduced myself, Kevin not only stopped by to chat about some new items on the menu… but he remembered me.  He remembered who I was with (a bunch of CHOP doctors… lucky girl, right?) and where we were sitting.  Whoa.  Now you have to believe me about the great personalized service here, right?  (Elisa will also tell you a story about a time they asked about a dessert no longer on the menu.  The C19 team went out to buy the ingredients and re-created it for them that night.  WOW!!!!)

Anyway, let me get onto our actual meal.  My tummy is grumbling just thinking about it.  

We started our date night off right with a spicy, sweet, and very creatively named cocktail, Catching Fire.  Adorable, right?  The drink was so good.  Here’s what was in it:   Hornitos reposado infused with jalapeño, passion fruit, fresh lime, combier l’original, hibiscus salt rim.  I probably shouldn’t admit that between Dave and I, we ordered three of these babies!  Worth the splurge, for sure.

Just the perfect amount of spicy, sour, and sweet.  The flash made it look yellow, lol.

Just the perfect amount of spicy, sour, and sweet. The flash made it look yellow, lol.

As soon as our drinks arrived, we ordered our meal and were brought a wooden bowl of olive oil and grilled bread.  It was even still warm… mmm!

After some careful deliberation the starters that we chose for the night were the Pork Belly Brasato & the Roasted Tomato Gnocchi.  Both of us have a hard time passing up a pork belly dish (complete with radicchio, pine nuts, and raisins), so that was an obvious choice.  The Roasted Tomato Gnocchi (served with Duck Ragu & Spinach Pesto) sounded so delicious.  I had to pick it because it was recently added to the menu, but also because C19 is famous for their light and fluffy homemade gnocchi.  Mmmmm… getting hungry yet?!

The Pork Belly with its accompaniments.  One hell of a way to start a meal.

The Pork Belly with its accompaniments. One hell of a way to start a meal.

Perfectly soft gnocchi... loved this.

Perfectly soft gnocchi… loved this.

Next up, we ordered a pizza and a pasta.  I remembered from my first visit to C19 that their pasta is soooo good… fresh and homemade.  It’s hard to resist.  I had never tried the pizza, but we decided to try the Dry Aged Venetian Meatballs on the pizza instead of as an appetizer.  I told you our ordering was thought out.  The pizza we picked had the meatballs, Polpette Mozzarella, and fresh Basil.  The crust was light and crispy, my favorite kind.  Of course the pasta we ordered was the one with Spicy Marinara.  There was some house-cured Pancetta in there too… and I only sort of stumbled over the name “Pasta A’Matriciana“.  Totally didn’t make an ass out of myself.  Don’t you worry.

Saucy & fresh pasta.  So good. This was the large portion, but you could also get a small one to taste test.

Saucy & fresh pasta. So good. This was the large portion, but you could also get a small one to taste test.

Check out this pizza... sooooo good.  The meatballs are fab.

Check out this pizza… sooooo good. The meatballs are fab.

This would have been the perfect place to end a night with delicious cocktails and dinner… but when our server came over to tell us about dessert… I just could not resist!  I am on a Tiramisu kick and C19 seemed like a great restaurant to try it.  I think something like “oh my goddddd” came out of my mouth with every bite going in.  It. was. SO. GOOD.  

Nom nom nom!! Look how creamy this Tiramisu is.  I think I've found a favorite dessert... Tiramisu tour of Philly, anyone?

Nom nom nom!! Look how creamy this Tiramisu is. I think I’ve found a favorite dessert… Tiramisu tour of Philly, anyone?

So, if you’re looking for a nice neighborhood restaurant… try C19.  The Venetian food and huge selection of wines and creative cocktails are some of the best in town.  C19 will also have you coming back for more and often, as they change their menu weekly depending on what fresh local ingredients are available.  And if you go, tell Kevin “hi”… and expect him to remember you!

The Cambridge, Philadelphia

I think we’ve found our new favorite neighborhood spot.  Okay, so it’s not quite in our ‘hood but it’s close enough and I KNOW we’ll be there all the time.

After a great afternoon workout, Dave and I were not in the mood to go home and cook.  We decided to go out to dinner but were inspired to try something new.  I am even more excited about our discovery of The Cambridge on South Street because Dave picked it out… 🙂

First of all, the atmosphere was great.  Casual but comfortable with dark lighting, wood tables and a long bench going down the side of the restaurant.  There are also a few tables in the window looking out onto the street which are probably a great spot to people watch for brunch.  The service was also wonderful, with our waiter checking on us pretty often and other staff re-filling waters and clearing places when necessary.  HUGE plus.

One of the reasons I absolutely love this restaurant is the draft beer list.  It was so hard to pick with an entire menu page of current drafts on tap… but Dave and I decided to get two pretty interesting choices:  the Tres Blueberry Stout by Dark Horse Brewing Co. & 21st Amendment’s Sneak Attack.  I really enjoyed both!  The beer list also includes what’s coming up next to make you want more… what a smart move!

We ordered the Pierogie of the day which was a potato and caramelized onion base stuffed with Buffalo Chicken.  We obviously had to try it out once we heard about the buff chick.  The Pierogies were perfectly hot and crispy and were resting on a plank topped with hot sauce and blue cheese.  The filling was sooo tasty and it was fun to share and dip into the sauces.  We were left seriously wishing for more, since there were only three!

For our meal, both of us ordered the same thing:  The Porker Burger.  We RARELY ever order the same thing at a restaurant.  I typically convince Dave to do a splitsies with me so I can try more things.  LOL.  Well, once you hear what this burger involves, I think you’ll understand too.

The porker burger was super yummy… it is a 24-Hr Brined Hand Ground Pork burger with roasted Long Hot Peppers, Broccoli Rabe, & melty Sharp Prov.  What an awesome take on a Philly classic, right?  The roll was surprisingly the cherry ontop… covered in poppy seeds and so delicious!  The burger also came with their house cut fries which were on par with everything else… YUM!

I’m already trying to figure out the next time we can stop by for a delicious beer and to try out more food… their brunch menu sounds AMAZING!!  Who’s in?!

Crispy outside & soooo creamy inside!

Crispy outside & soooo creamy inside!

YUM!  Amazing flavor combination going on here... You've got the yummy pork, the spicy peppers, bitter broccoli rabe, and creamy prov.  All in one!

YUM! Amazing flavor combination going on here… You’ve got the yummy pork, the spicy peppers, bitter broccoli rabe, and creamy prov. All in one!

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Have you been to The Cambridge yet?  … or any of these other Philly spots??

Modo Mio , SoWe Restaurant & Bar Devon Seafood Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace Han Dynasty , Radicchio Cafe Amada , Silk City

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Modo Mio, Philadelphia

I don’t even know where to start.

It isn’t often that I brag about how amazing my boyfriend Dave is.

I suppose most of the time it’s in an attempt to avoid bothering and irritating my friends with obnoxious and gushy facebook statuses and pictures… or maybe it’s just that I’d rather complain than talk about how wonderful things are.

Today I’m going to break my own rules.  Today we’re going to talk about how AWESOME Dave is.

Dave and I were unable to go out on a dinner date on Valentine’s Day.  We were too busy celebrating in a less conventional way… at the Circus!!  We had such a fun time.  I recently finished reading Water for Elephants and Dave caught on and bought us tickets for V-Day.  See… he rocks.

Dave and I went to the Circus for Valentine's Day!

Dave and I went to the Circus for Valentine’s Day!

Dave informed me the following day that we’d be going out to dinner next Friday night to properly celebrate Valentine’s Day.  He also somehow kept the destination a secret the whole week despite my incessant guessing and questioning.  (For those of you who don’t know this already, I have some serious menu anxiety and probably spend at least an hour stalking the menu before I go out… or else I’ll NEVER decide)  The only thing I was allowed to know was that the restaurant was BYOB… which just made me even more excited.

I still didn’t know where we were going when I got dressed Friday night, grabbed some wine, headed out of our apartment, onto the bus, and then onto the subway.  When we arrived in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of the city, I still was clueless.  I had a few guesses, but absolutely clueless… that was until we walked up to the door and I saw the logo…

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OMG.  So many thoughts rushed into my mind all at the same time… OMG I cannot believe I’m here… How did Dave even find out about this place?  And Most importantly… WHAT ARE WE GOING TO EAT?!?!

Modo Mio has been on my “Philly Wish List” of restaurants to try for over a year.  It’s actually the second one from the top.  I’ve heard so many good things and read so many good reviews, I mean the place has 4.5 stars on Yelp… it has to be phenom, right?  Well… it was.

Our table was ready at the exact time of our reservation.  We had arrived a little early so we had to wait, but it wasn’t for long.  Dave and I were seated in between a party of 4 and a different party of 6.  It’s definitely a little cozy, but this totally added (in a GREAT way) to the whole experience.  Our server, Joe was fantastic.  He explained the restaurant’s Northern Italian style of food, their “Turista” menu option, and wasn’t afraid to make fun of me when he asked to open our wine for us and I handed him a twist-off.  Whoops!

Dave and I decided to go with the Turista where each person gets an Antipasti, a Pasta, a Secondi, and a Dessert, for $35/pp.  This is an awesome deal, since the portions are smaller and the entrees all cost >$15 anyway.  It was a perfect way to try as much as possible.  Which I love.  Obviously.

Our menu selection was swayed when we observed our neighbors receiving their first courses.  They raved about the Octopus and a few other items which we now obviously had to try for ourselves.  We also befriended our other neighbors who shared their homemade Sangria with us.  Loving this place so far!!

For our first course, Dave and I ordered the Octopus and the special of the night which was a Pork Belly Meatball topped with Roasted Tomatoes, a Seared Scallop, and Smoked Maple Sauce.  Smoked Maple Sauce?!  It was absolutely heavenly.  I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it was.  I seriously hope they find a place on the permanent menu for this dish.  I’d have to get it every time.  The Octopus was also outrageous, the dish was packed with so many textures and flavors.  The octopus itself was stewed in a spicy tomato sauce but was served piled high with a crispy crunchy Farinata (a thin crispy chickpea pancake), salty sliced olives, capers, and some type of crunchy veggie maybe.  It was drizzled in a rich creamy sauce that brought the entire dish together.

The daily special- Pork Belly Meatball, Scallop, Pistachio, SMOKED Maple Sauce.  MMM!

The daily special- Pork Belly Meatball, Scallop, Pistachio, SMOKED Maple Sauce. MMM!

Octopus Antipasti- one of my favorite dishes of the night.

Octopus Antipasti- one of my favorite dishes of the night.

Our pasta choices were also delicious, and we ate every single last bite on our plates.  We shared the Lasagna and Butternut Squash Ravioli.  Now, Dave and I are not huge pasta eaters… in fact we rarely order it, let alone Lasagna which can typically be really heavy.  But when I saw the Lasagna description on the menu (fresh pasta sheets, classic meat sauce, fried egg), I was all set.  Fried Egg?!  On Lasagna!?  How could I resist?  The Butternut Squash ravioli was also delish.  The creamy ravioli was topped with a hearty veal ragu– here we are again with the savory/sweet combination… my favorite.

Butternut Squash Ravioli in Veal Ragu

Butternut Squash Ravioli in Veal Ragu

Fresh Pasta w/ Meat Sauce Lasagna topped with the most perfectly fried egg.

Fresh Pasta w/ Meat Sauce Lasagna topped with the most perfectly fried egg.

Moving on to the entrees, we ordered the Brasato, aka Short Rib (red wine braised Short Ribs, crispy Roman Gnocci, pickled Red Onion, Rye, Raisins) and the Zuppe di Pesce (spicy mussels, shrimp, crab, fish, tomatoes, topped with fresh bread smothered in saffron mayo).  Dave and I have an unwritten rule of dining out, where we absolutely have to order Short Ribs when we see them on a menu.  It just ends up happening every time.  We’re suckers for those bad boys… we just can’t turn them down.  The Short Rib dish at Modo Mio was no exception and boy was it amazing.  The meat was so tender and juicy, and I honeslty could not even tell what else was included in the dish… since the entire thing was covered in this deliciously rich sauce.  YUM!!!!!  To die for.  The Zuppe di Pesce was also fantastic- it was loaded (and i mean LOADED) with tons of seafood, including more octopus… mmm!  The best part of the entire dish to me was the broth, a little bit salty, a little bit spicy, with some really powerful flavors.  I could have drank an entire jug of that stuff.

Saffron-Mayo topped Fresh Bread resting on the huge pile of seafood in a delicious broth... YUMMMM

Saffron-Mayo topped Fresh Bread resting on the huge pile of seafood in a delicious broth… YUMMMM

Short Ribs... who can resist them?

Short Ribs… who can resist them?

We were so full by the end, we figured we’d just order the desserts to-go and call it a night.  That was a great idea in theory, but once we saw them… there was no turning back.  Both desserts were absolutely manageable in terms of size.  We picked the Tiramisu and their Caramelito (I think it was called that!).  The Tiramisu may have converted me to being a huge fan of the dessert- something I probably have never ordered in my life.  It was super fluffy and light too.  The Caramel dessert was absolutely fantastic.  It was more like a rich pudding or custard covered in a very thin caramel sauce.  Needless to say, we were very full, but not full enough to stop us from devouring the desserts in full.  🙂

Delicate Tiramisu...

Delicate Tiramisu…

Homemade desserts are so underrated... delish.

Homemade desserts are so underrated… delish.

 

Not only was this a fabulous meal (are you drooling!?  I am!) with top-notch service, but I absolutely loved the ambiance of the restaurant.  We even ended up chit chatting with the couple sitting next to us for a half hour or so after we were all finished with our meal!  When was the last time you went out to a nice dinner and made friends?!

I am still going over this meal in my head and plotting a way to save some money to go back soon.  So, GREAT JOB Dave, you are the best!  Thank you so much 🙂  Love you!

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Cucina Zapata

It’s about time.  I finally live in the city… and I finally got to eat at a food truck!

The only problem is- I think I’m hooked!  If only I worked in Philly too… hmmmmm…

Anyway, the Food Truck I decided to try was Cucina Zapata in University City.  Cucina Zapata serves the most unbelievable tacos- Thai style.  Just look at their Twitter account profile… “Remember when you were like, Damn, I could go for some Thai food…..in a taco. Well, here it is. You’re welcome.”  That really explains what they’re all about!

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I decided to try the daily Curry, which was Veggie Red Curry at the time.  I also wanted to try a taco, so I went with the Short Rib… really how could I pass that up?

Like, OMG this stuff is spectacular.  Check it out!

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I could NOT believe how much food it was too.  The curry was so hearty and spicy and was served with a whole bunch of Jasmine Rice.  The taco was just pure heaven.  Stuffed with tender meat, fresh veggies like tomatoes, cabbage, and avocado… even just one would be enough for my entire lunch!  YUM!

I absolutely cannot wait to go back… I may have to drive all the way out to University City to try more Thai Tacos!

Follow them on Twitter to see what kind of specials they have everyday!  @Cucina_Zapata

Devon Seafood Grill

This weekend, I had the pleasure of celebrating my boyfriend Dave’s birthday at an amazing restaurant with his family.  Dave’s parents took us to Devon Seafood Grill– a beautiful restaurant overlooking Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.

We had such a great experience at Devon!  The food is absolutely outstanding, starting with the buttermilk biscuits that are hand delivered hot and fresh to the table (I had two!).  We ordered a bottle of wine for the table and tried out the Fried Calamari.  The calamari was hot and crispy and there was lots of fried jalapenos and carrots sprinkled around the calamari too.

What’s really awesome about Devon Seafood, is that the menu is printed every single day.  That means that they serve the freshest fish at all times.  There were so many types to choose from!  Our server was really attentive and was able to answer ALL of our questions about the different kinds of fish.  After a long time of deciding, we all picked our entrees:  the Swordfish (grilled), the Hawaiian Opah (Blackened), the Crabcakes, the Red Snapper (blackened), and the Blackened Chicken Penne Pasta.  There were so many other things I wanted to try too!

Everything was so yummy.  Dave and I split the Snapper and the famous Crab Cakes.  Besides being able to try two really yummy dishes, that meant that we got to have a few bites of FOUR different sides!  MMM!  We chose the Grilled Asparagus, the Roasted Cauliflower, the Yukon Mashed Potatoes, and the Parmesan Roasted Potatoes.

The Red Snapper (blackened) with Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes

The Red Snapper (blackened) with Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes

The Opah with Sweet Potato Gratin (OMG) and Green Beans

The Opah with Sweet Potato Gratin (OMG) and Green Beans

Swordfish with Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

Swordfish with Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

Blackened Chicken Penne

Blackened Chicken Penne

... and finally the Crabcakes!  With Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus

… and finally the Crabcakes! With Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus

Devon Seafood was the perfect place to go as a family for a celebration dinner!  There was something on the menu for everyone and the food was fantastic.  The service was amazing too… and they accept reservations!  If you’re looking for a beautiful, nice restaurant with amazing food… look no further!  

*PS- Check in on Yelp when you go for FREE Calamari!!*

Check out a few other fav restaurants you might like…

Foxfire Restaurant @ the Stone Barn

Foxfire Restaurant @ the Stone Barn

Sampan in Philly

Sampan in Philly

 

Radicchio Cafe in Philly

Radicchio Cafe in Philly

 

 

 

Bistro La Baia

I’m finally deciding to write about this place in the hopes of putting some kind of good energy out in the atmosphere, inspiring someone to take us back here for dinner… and soon.  Parents… anyone…? 🙂

Bistro La Baia is a small little Italian BYO in Rittenhouse Square.  We actually came to BLB by accident!  My group of friends from my Israel tour and I had reservations at another Italian BYO nearby for 10 people at 9pm on a Saturday.  When we arrived at the restaurant and our reservations (which had been confirmed twice) had been “lost”… we thought we were screwed.  There were 10 of us at 9pm and we had come prepared with a TON of wine, where could we go?!

Then we found Bistro La Baia.  They had one big long table available and welcomed us with open arms.  At this point, it was clear this place was going to be a good one!

Eli & I enjoying our meal and some wine

Eli & I enjoying our meal and some wine

Donny & Lauren

Donny & Lauren

We started off with a few shared apps:  the Caesar Salad, the Mozzarella La Baia (mozzarella cheese with roasted peppers, tomatoes and basil), Grilled Calamari, and theFunghi Gratinati Con Gamberi- baked m ushrooms and shrimp with garlic parmesan cheese and herbs.

Love grilled calamari

Love grilled calamari

The mushrooms- fab

The mushrooms- fab

Tons of fresh Mozz

Tons of fresh Mozz

Both of the Daves sharing apps :)

Both of the Daves sharing apps 🙂

While everything was so yummy, the highlight was the mushrooms… wow!

For our entrees, some of us got pastas, some got the lamb chops, and some got chicken.  ALL of the pastas were fantastic-  Cooked perfectly al dente with deliciously rich and flavorful sauces.  MMM.

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Papardelle and Sausage

Papardelle and Sausage

My pasta... check out that portion size! OMG

My pasta… check out that portion size! OMG

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Pork Chops

The dish that was our absolute favorite though was the Lamb Chops… omgggg!  I wrote about this on my Yelp review, that these lamb chops converted my boyfriend Dave into a Lamb lover!  I have always liked them, but these were by far the best.  In fact, we’ve been trying to go back for the lamb chops ever since!

I could hardly snap a pic of Dave's Lamb chops before they were gone!

I could hardly snap a pic of Dave’s Lamb chops before they were gone!

So, if you’re in Philly looking for a great restaurant to go to… I would recommend BLB.  The cozy cash-only BYO has a great atmosphere where you’ll feel welcomed and comfortable while you shove your face with some wonderful, warm Italian food.

 

Check out these other great Philly spots:

Sabrina's Cafe

Sabrina’s Cafe

Stella

Stella

Alyan's Restaurant

Alyan’s Restaurant

 

 

 

Stella Pizzeria

Stellllllllaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!

Been dying to go to Stella since I heard about it a few years ago.  Stella is Stephen Starr’s version of a Wood Oven Pizza place.  What does that even mean?  For those of you unfamiliar with Stephen Starr’s restaurants… it means a fabulous funky-yet comfortable atmosphere with decor fully committed to the theme (in this case- pizza), a great menu with yummy food and delicious but expensive drinks.  Does that sorta cover it?

Stelllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Several people have recommended Stella to me, calling it their favorite pizza place.  It was really REALLY good!  Two of the people who have been raving to me about Stella all these years is Allie (from All I Eat Food) and Jay (her once very picky eater boyfriend).

Loving our company!

Boyfriend 🙂

Allie and Jay are two of our very close friends and favorite people to go out to eat with.  Jay and Dave give into our foodie/blogger “big eyes” and let us order whatever we want 🙂  It’s always so fun!

We started our night out with some wine and beer.  We ordered the Arancini & Chopped Salad for starters.

Three pizzas was the perfect amount for us piggies to share, so we ordered:

#3 Piccante- capicola, crushed red pepper, aged provolone, tomato

#4 Sausage- wood roasted sausage, long hot pesto, mozzarella, tomato

and the “Bianca”, Jay’s favorite, an off-menu white pizza with some fresh herbs

Arancini, fried rice balls… wow.

Take a peek inside the Arancini!

So many crunchy delicious veggies in the chopped salad

Everything was delicious, especially the pizzas.  We devoured the Arancini and salad within just a couple of minutes and the pizza came soon after, piping hot.  The four of us ate every. single. slice.  I told you… piggies.  Yup.

Okay, now go… enjoy some pizza food porn.

The smell is almost coming through the computer! Yummmm!

The Sausage Pizza… and who thought of “Long Hot Pesto”?! Genius!

Jay’s Bianca Pizza… wowwww

I think this one was my fav! The Piccante. Yum.

We also went to an AWESOME German Bar called Brauhaus Schmitz afterwards for some more beer and fun times.  I wished we were hungry because their food looks great too.  We stuck to some beers recommended by the bartender who seemed to be entertained by our antics.

Allie & Beth with more than one drink = always a fun time.  Hehe!

What a spread!

Bier Vom Vab… duh

One last Stella reference, i SWEAR…

The best Stella of them all!!! My little puppy girl!