All posts filed under: Pizza

Anthony’s

I’ve never been disappointed with the pizza at Anthony’s and our visit was no exception. The crusts were nice and crispy on the bottom and perfectly chewy on the inside; the perfect vessel for the different, delicious topping combinations.

The Flatbread Company

The Flatbread Company 89 Hana Highway Paia, Maui, HI When I went to Maui in 2012, I, of course, asked around to get some dining recommendations. My friend Laura, a Maui lover herself, strongly recommended that I go to The Flatbread Company in Paia. I kind of wondered at the time if the pizza could really be that good that it would warrant a visit while in Hawaii. I mean, it’s not like Hawaii is known for its pizza. But, not being one to question the wisdom of a good friend, I took her advice and paid The Flatbread Company a visit. Laura was right, the pizza was awesome. So, you better believe I put The Flatbread Company on my list of restaurants to get to when I was back in Maui with my family earlier this Spring. So, on one of the days where the weather was less than ideal, we headed over to Paia to spend more time exploring the shops and galleries, enjoy some pizza at The Flatbread Company and then watching the …

Pizza at Spinelli’s Bar Italia

Spinelli’s Bar Italia 17010 90 Avenue Edmonton, AB This past couple of weeks have been very, very busy for me. Busy with work stuff, busy with the not-for-profit I am involved with and busy with all the other things that seem to fill up my days. So, it feels so nice to be just sitting on the deck with my laptop, blogging, and enjoying the beautiful weather. Ahhh… summer. 🙂 I’m munching on some Goldfish (the cracker, not the animal) and drinking an Elderflower flavoured pear cider from Sweden called Rekorderlig. I actually picked it out because it had the most interesting sounding name of the different varieties I found at the liquor store, but it’s turned out to be quite delicious. I’m savouring this beautiful afternoon because I think this coming up week is going to be pretty busy also. By far the most exciting thing coming up is the VIP Preview Party for Plow & Harvest on Thursday. I can’t wait to see what this restaurant is all about! Which brings me to …

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria 10421 Whyte Avenue Edmonton, AB I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I have an Italian food problem. I could eat pizza or pasta practically every day of the week. I just love it so much! Sometimes I am surprised I don’t weigh about 500 pounds. This problem will be made very apparent by my next few restaurant reviews, over the course of the last couple of weeks I have eaten at 4 different Italian restaurants…. I know… ridiculous! Last week I realized that the $10 coupon I got from Famoso during the Red Shoe Crawl was going to expire at the end of July. I had just 2 days to use it up. So I texted around and Nick and Lauren were free to meet me for dinner that evening to also use up their certificates. We decided to meet at the Famoso on Whyte Ave as it was a central location for all of us. Famoso isn’t my favourite pizza in Edmonton, but I do find it a very reliable. …

Rethinking Tomatoes

For the longest time I have said “I don’t like tomatoes”… although I am beginning to think that might not be so true. I have always loved ketchup and tomato sauce (as long as there aren’t any chunks of course) but I would always say “no thanks” to fresh tomatoes. But, it’s a little strange because I also love home-made fresh salsa and bruschetta which are both full of tomatoes. I just always thought “well, there is so much other ‘stuff’ in there, it’s not really tomatoes.” Uh… good try Robyn, not really. So, it’s time for me to face the facts; I like fresh tomatoes. This has lead me to try some new culinary delights, including the deliciously simple caprese salad I made a few weeks ago. After this wonderful self discovery I knew I just had to try fresh tomatoes on pizza. My parents have been eating fresh tomatoes on Boston Pizza’s Great White North pizza for pretty much ever (since way back when they started dating ;)) and whenever we would get …

12 Posts of Christmas: The Parkallen Restaurant

Post 9 – The Parkallen Restaurant: Fine Lebanese Cuisine The Parkallen Restaurant 7018 109th Street Edmonton, AB Last weekend my brother organized a dinner out for our family and his girlfriend’s family. We always have a really nice time out together and Nick decided on The Parkallen Restaurant, somewhere I hadn’t been in quite a while, so I was really looking forward to dinner. A year or two ago, the Parkallen underwent extensive renovations and the inside of the restaurant looks great. It has a warm, yet modern feel, and the centre piece of the restaurant is a large, beautiful, glass wine room, right up at the front. The guys all ordered Lebanese beers, but I guess the large wine room served it’s purpose because we girls decided to get a bottle of wine. They didn’t have the first wine I chose in stock, so our server suggested another, which was actually a Lebanese wine, so that ended up working out better as we were going to be eating Lebanese food. The wine was a …

JT’s Bar & Grill

JT’s Bar &Grill 1107 Knottwood Road East Edmonton, AB First, I need to apologize for being such a bad blogger! I had been on such a roll with posting, but life got in the way. October 31st is our fiscal year end at work and as an accountant, year end is always a crazy busy time… so after long days (and sometimes weekends) at the office the last thing I felt like doing was sitting down at my computer when I got home. On top of that I’ve been busy with meetings, floor hockey, socializing, eating out and a weekend trip to Calgary, which hasn’t left a lot of time for blogging. Bad Robyn! But, I do have lots of content lined up, so no more excuses! Let’s get to it! A few weeks ago, after a Thursday night floor hockey game in Millwoods we headed out for some well deserved after game drinks and snacks to local bar, JT’s. Or as I was told, JT Thunder’s (which sounds more like some sort of male …

Always Down For Pizza

Over the past couple of weeks my appetite hasn’t been what it usually is. I have noticed, however, that it seems like no matter what, I am always down for some pizza. I guess pizza must be one of my comfort foods. I’ve had a few good pizza experiences over the past couple of weeks… Last Saturday night my friend Katy, who I have known for about 15 years, took me out for some “sketchy pizza” to help cheer me up. So we headed to Santo’s in little Italy, one of her family’s favourite places in Edmonton for pizza. The restaurant is a couple blocks east of respectability, but it was a fun place to go for a dinner adventure. We each started off with a glass of the house red, which was just fine. Then we decided we would share a salad and a pizza between the 2 of us. After browsing the menu we settled on the rustica salad and the el greigo mediterranean pizza. The salad was pretty good. Made me feel …

Grilled Pizzas and Strawberry Bellinis

Tonight I got to hang out with my mom, so I thought it would be fun to try out some new recipes I had come across during the week. My mom had picked up some fresh mozzarella from Costco, so homemade pizza seemed like the best choice. I really love the taste of Neapolitan pizza and this technique from Serious Eats recreated that charred taste at home on the BBQ. My mom made one of our favorite pizza dough and sauce recipes last night for today’s pizza experiment. They are Cooks Illustrated recipes that seems to come out perfectly every time. See the recipe here. We topped the pizzas with some prosciutto salami and sun dried tomatoes from the Italian Centre Grocery Store, fresh basil from the garden and that fresh mozzarella from Costco. I followed the grilled pizza directions pretty closely, except I found that I lost a lot of heat by keeping the BBQ lid open. Once the toppings were on the pizza I closed the BBQ lid for a couple of minutes …