Thursday, January 30, 2014

La Val's of Albany

So this is another place that I have been trying to visit for a while, but they remodeled, changed owners, and generally had hours that were in workable... Until now :3 that handsome man of mine and I went there as a victory, for my first week of school and a shitty work day. We ordered a Berkley Special, which involved hamburger, pepperoni, linguisa, sausage, ham and bacon.  Ya we're not vegitarian's. How was it? Delightful!! Crust was flavorful, with a little garlic butter around the edges that wasn't just salt and oil. With many toppings balance is important and shined through here. Cheese was appropriate and flavorful. Over all I'm totally eating here again!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Russian River Brewing Company- Flatbread Bites

 Russian River Brewing Company, which we visited for brewing research (Check out Terrible Lizard Brewing for my home brew adventures) makes some of the greatest beers in the land. In fact their double IPA Pliney the Elder is considered the pinicle of double IPAs. They also are crazy busy, and as far as I can tell understaffed all of the time. So after being seated, and ordering some drinks at the bar, and finishing some drinks from the bar our server brought us a menu. We had planned on just getting the delightfully drinktastic 18 brew sampler for a mear $15, and after being told it would be another 1/2 hour, we decided food would be in order as well, which would also take about 1/2 an hour. To my delight they has an assortment of think crust pizza's on the list, and after a brief discussion (for fear our server may never return) we settled on the flat bread bites. A beer fromt he bar later our treats were delivered, and did not dissapoint! The flat bread bits Im going to call pizza.We got the pepperoni, garlic and peppercinni bites with a side of marinara. OMG. Maybe it was the beverages I partook in, perhaps the wait smelling the wonderful things in the kitchen but these little bites tasted like HEAVEN! Ok, maybe thats over kill but they were really good.

Crispy, with all of the ingrediants well cooked, not soggy at all, and there was a ton of them. the picture looks like there isnt to much food there, but thats not your usual 2 oz marinara tub, I didnt check the size but there was enough sauce and bites for me and my giant to share and be stuffed! Plus our 18 beers... Which were also amazing.

Conclusion? GO! But have a snack before... and try to go on a tuesday at noon... and wait... :3

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Domino's- Hand Made Pan Pizza

My first chain pizza I think! they were on sale, and that Handsome Gentleman Friend of mine Dr. Mookie Love of the blog was buying ;3 Anywho, we got a medium 5 topping for 5.99. I got to pick so I went with pepperoni, mushroom, olive, sausage and banana peppers. How was it? Honestly Im not a big fan of pan or deep dish, but this is fairly thin for a pan. the crust is much like that of a flat bread pizza but fluffier, which i enjoyed throughly. cooked right, and crispy. It was able to hold up to all the toppings, which can be tough with loads of moist things like vegi's. For a cheap pizza definently worth the price of admission- when its on sale.

On a side note, I love to add bacon to pizza, but don't get the dominos bacon.its obviosly fake tasting, with to much liquid smoke, and just salty bits of weirdness. sad but true. but the sausage and the slices sausage are nice, and some have artichokes, which i am a fan of if your going vegi...

On a side note someone get me one of these??