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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]