Go-To Place

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 […]

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.

Fultano’s, Cannon Beach, OR, March 23, 2017

Cannon Beach used to be a twice-a-year jaunt for us. We’ve probably traveled here more than any single place on earth, although the number of visits we’ve made to Venezia is closing in on comparable. We came here with our collie each spring and fall for years and the first-night supper was always take-out pizza from […]

Oak and Olive, Portland, December 4, 2016

I see I have not posted on this blog since August, and that was not about pizza. It’s not that we haven’t eaten pizza almost weekly. We have! For the final few weeks of our Roman residence, we returned to old favorites: Da Remo, La Pratolina, Dar Poeta, and of course Taverna Rossini, each previously reviewed here […]

Antica Taverna, Roma, August 27, 2016

We have completed our fourth week without pizza, are down a few pounds, and generally feeling like we are eating healthier. My jeans fit better and I had to throw out a pair of hiking pants that threatened to fall down. Despite the heat, we had a remarkable 95,000 steps on the pedometer for the […]

La Buca di Ripetta, Roma, August 19, 2016

La Buca means hole, and can even refer to a subterranean trattoria, but La Buca di Ripetta (literally “the hole in Ripetta Street) is a far cry from a “hole.” We average dining here about once-a-year. We should come here more often. It is very close to the lively scene at Piazza del Popolo, but down […]