Friday, July 31, 2009

The Binge Part 14, unplanned bonus.

I get a phone call on Thursday night from a co-worker telling me not to bring my lunch the next day, but do bring my camera cause we are going out...

Don't you just love The Pizza Files 2009 Summer Binge? It has truly taken on a life of it's own. Pizza comes to me now.

That's how Nick & Elena's Pizzeria became part 14 of the Pizza Files 2009 Summer Binge.

On the Menu, Nick & Elena's Special Salad with the House (Italian) and ranch dressing. For Pizza it was a large sausage, Canadian bacon and onion thin crust. Look for more details in the near future. GAW

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Binge Part 13.

Painting, oh how I hate painting. So I played the friends and family card. How do you repay friends and family for helping with home maintenance? Why pizza of course. That's how Caito's Sicilian Restaurant & Pizzeria became part 13 of the Pizza Files 2009 Summer Binge.

Today's menu started with, Bruschetta and Caito's House Salad with the House creamy Italian dressing. For pizza it was three, including the Caitos Special with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, bacon, green pepper, mozzarella, provolone and romano cheese. Next was the Velozzi Margherita with virgin olive oil, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fontina, romano and fresh basil. Last was the Spinjuine with mozzarella, provolone, a special spicy tomato meat sauce prepared with sausage, choice ground steak, sauteed onion, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella. The last pizza is my favorite, but you will have to wait for the full story.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Binge Part 12, unplanned bonus.

The Binge is fast coming to a close, August 9th will be the last day.

After working on a project all day, I found myself hungry, without food and no energy left to cook. Plus I just didn't want to waste a weekend by not having pizza, but it had to be fairly close and some place I hadn't been to. That's how JJ Twigs became Part 12 of the Pizza Files 2009 Summer Binge.

On the menu was a House Salad with the House dressing (Italian Ranch) and a Double Decker pizza with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, hamburger and onions. Yes I said Double Decker, look closely at the photo above and you can see the two layers of pizza. You will have to wait for the review for more...


Friday, July 24, 2009

The Binge Part 11, unplanned bonus.

I get to work this morning and I'm told "It's Food Day". We're going out for lunch! The discussion about where to go starts around 2 hours prior to lunch, it can take awhile...

Today BBQ came up to the top pretty quick and Stumpy's House of BBQ stood above the rest. That was just fine with me, as it meant I could do both Pizza and BBQ... That's how Cecil Whittakers Pizzeria became Part 11 of the Pizza Files 2009 Summer Binge.

On the menu today was a small pizza with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, hamburger, red onions and mozzarella cheese. On the BBQ side there was a Stumpy's Salad with pulled pork, ranch dressing and sweet BBQ sauce. If you are looking at the photos above your probably thinking I see the pizza and the salad, but what's in the third photo? Well, that my friends is an order of deep fried pickles. Not something I would ever order, but I will on the next visit. Dip the pickles in some ranch dressing or not and they were excellent. No Kidding.

Click on the Title link to see my review of Cecil Whittakers Pizzeria and Stumpy's House of BBQ.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Binge Part 10, Road Trip Bonus.

The Pizza Files 2009 Summer Binge Part 10! I'm two over budget. In Gunnison, CO today, the motel staff gave me 2 recommendations that were in walking distance, one a "cowboy bistro" and the second was Mario's Pizzeria & Ristorante. I actually went to the cowboy bistro (I'm in cowboy country after all), but they were closed. That's how I came to part 10.

I started with a Mario's famous 1/2 & 1/2 salad (half iceberg lettuce and half rotini pasta mixed with black olives, tomatoes and bell peppers and topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperroni), and for the main course I ordered a 11" pizza with pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, meatballs and onions.

You can follow my Road Trip progress at the links to the right.


The Binge Part 9, Road Trip Bonus.

I'm on the great Road Trip 2009 and recently found myself quite hungry and in Chama, NM. Just a 5 minute walk down the street was Feliciano's Home Run Pizza. That's how I came to Part 9 of The Pizza Files 2009 Summer Binge. Being in New Mexico There is only one topping you must get, and that is Green Chile's.

Feliciano's was a memorable part of my Road Trip, and speaking of Road Trip's check out my other sites to check on my travels and see a few of my photos.