Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Suicide Mimosa

A Suicide Mimosa by pjpink
A Suicide Mimosa a photo by pjpink on Flickr.

Last week we stopped by 821 Bakery Cafe for Suicide Mimosas (Cook's sparkling with a splash of OJ) and subs. Loved the fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and basil. Great for a Spring-like day in March.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Brunch at Ettamae's Cafe

DSC_0279, originally uploaded by pjpink.

Eggs benedict with country sausage replacing the ham. Yummy! And warm enough to eat outside on the balcony.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

At Last

All of you told me I had to try it. I kept promising to go and just never made it. On Friday hubby wanted to go eat somewhere else, and I put my foot down and said "NO! I want to go to Aziza's!" When I am in this mood, he agrees to whatever I say. So, we went to Aziza's on Main.


We arrived fairly earlier and surprisingly, they were not busy. Although the kitchen was at work as we approached and the wood fired brick oven was ablaze.



We experienced friendly service from the entire staff and began with a bottle of Napa Cellars Zinfandel. Very drinkable and a good choice for dinner.


The wine selection offered a reasonable variety at reasonable prices. If we had been in the mood to splurge we would have had a tough time deciding amongst the three high end red choices. While pricey, all were a bargain in the restaurant arena.

The small plates and entrees were tempting, but we needed to try the pizza. Aziza's offers both the red and white variety (10 inches in diameter) with a multitude of combinations or we could build our own. We decided to do a bit of both. We got the pepperoni and roasted red peppers with red sauce and cow mozzarella and added hot sausage. Tasty! And we loved the crust!!

We also ordered white pizza with garlic, fontina, chile, and oregano and added salt packed capers. The crust on this gem was even better, but the capers did make the pie extremely salty.


We munched and imbibed and exclaimed how good everything was and generally stuffed ourselves. We had no room for dessert. But we had drooled over the chocolate toffee cake and the cream puffs while we waited for our meal to arrive. We did what any sensible couple would do; we got dessert to go. And much later in the evening at home, the desserts were delightful accompanied by a glass of port.

Lovely evening, lovely restaurant, lovely wine, lovely pizza. And affordable prices. I should have listened to all of you and dined here sooner.

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Yum Yum Good

Last weekend we attended an incredible Chablis tasting at J. Emerson and then jaunted over to Patterson to enjoy Chinese food at Yum Yum Good. This tiny place has been around for years, and continues to serve up decent and inexpensive meals. A few tables were occupied, but most of the traffic came from take out.

We began with Wonton Soup


and a Spring Roll


Both tasty. The soup was very welcome on this chilly, windy evening.

For the main couse we ordered General Tao's Chicken


and an evening special of Chicken and String Beans


The General Tao's was what one would expect, but the breading was crispier than most places around here and a few peppers and baby corn graced the sauce. The special was very good. The string beans were steamed and then fiercely sauteed. A few tree ears were also tossed in. All of the plates had been kept very warm, thus, keeping the food warmer during the meal which I thought was a nice touch.

And our traditional fortune cookie contained a fortune in Spanish!


Nobody knows what he can do until he tries (translation courtesy of iGoogle).

All in all a quiet satisfactory evening.

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