Laurel

Pizza Venerdi returns

5 April 2020. Fourth week of COVID-19 quarantine. When we lived in Rome, Friday nights were always pizza night or, as our friend and portiere Pellegrino dubbed it, “pizza venerdi.”  It was fun to mark the end of the workweek with an outing for pizza. Arriving home about 18:00 on an average Friday, I’d change […]

Pizza Round-up, Italy and Switzerland; Autumn, 2018

Warning: this post may make you want a pizza! Another trip is in the bag and a lot of pizza was eaten: 9 times in seven weeks! We used to eat pizza every week, as evidenced by the title of this blog. It has been two years since we followed the weekly habit but travel […]

OldeLine Lanes and Kitchen, Lincoln City, OR, May 26, 2018

Bowling, pizza, beer, and great cookies. How can you go wrong? This unique new offering from the folks of Hearth & Table Kitchen opened in mid-May after a two-plus month closure. We used the occasion of a visit from our son to try it out. Ric is not a fan of bowling, and although Derek […]

Papa Murphy’s, Lincoln City, OR, May 13, 2018

Ah, Papa Murphy’s, a port in a storm, refuge of the weary, and purveyor of bake-at-home pies! We have a love-hate relationship with Papa Murphy’s. Ric says, “It’s not Italian, but it’s tasty.” Now-and-then we need a quick, fuss-free meal in front of the TV. This product is perfect for eating on the couch while […]

Pizza a casa, Lincoln City, 2018

Since of late great pizza near us is harder to come by than an honest politician, we have been experimenting with pizza at home. For our first trial, in January, we had a new pizza stone and armed with the NY Times dough recipe, we invited our neighbors over and prepared the dough two days […]

Rusty Truck Brewing Co., Lincoln City, OR, April 7, 2018

Rusty Truck Brewing Co., Lincoln City, OR, April 7, 2018

Sadly, the variety of pizza available to us these days does not support our weekly habit. We have continued to enjoy Hearth and Table as well as The Café on Hawk Creek. However, much to our chagrin, they are both closed temporarily.

Pizzeria Back to Basics, Haarlem, The Netherlands, September 7, 2017

Ahhhh, Italian pizza at last! What? In The Netherlands? You betcha! Francesco moved from Napoli to Haarlem 30 years ago. Today he dishes out the most Italian pizza we’ve had since we left Roma. I have to thank Rick Steves for the suggestion as Back to Basics made the cut for his guidebook. We sauntered in […]