Wednesday, October 28, 2020

PW Pizza Kenwood Wine Dinner Oct 12 2020

Since the beer dinners are every other week, PW Pizza decided to fill in the other slots with virtual "wine dinners", because sometimes you want wine with your pizza!

Ernest approves!

Again, the dinners are very affordable and you don't have to worry about which wine to pair, since it's already done for you. But you know the best part is taking a night off from cooking!

Kenwood Virtual Wine Dinner Menu

The Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc is a winner and has all the citrus and crisp taste that you expect. 

Kenwood Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This definitely paired well with the Lemon-Sage dressing and shrimp pizza. 

Zesty House Salad with Lemon Sage Dressing

The actual name is hilarious: "Shrimpy Shrimpy Bang Bang Pizza", which explains the heat that I got from the pizza. 

Shrimpy Shrimpy Bang Bang Pizza

Luckily, I was able to cool off with the Gooey Butter Cake, which came drenched in a raspberry sauce.

Gooey Butter Cake

Resources:

PW Pizza = https://pwpizza.com/

Kenwood Winery = https://kenwoodvineyards.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon


Monday, October 26, 2020

O + O Pizza

LOOK!!! A new restaurant!! I know it's only pizza, but it has been a VERY long time and I need to celebrate these small excitements during these hard times. 

Their pizza is VERY thin... definitely "St. Louis style".

We ordered our usual three favorite flavors of pizzas so that everyone is happy: Margarita, Pepperoni, and Sausage.

Margherita with Chopped Salad

OG Pepperoni Pizza

Sausage, Ricotta + Giardiniera Pizza

If nothing else, the toasted ravioli is amazing as the stuffing is like a meatball with cheese. I think I would have loved to have made that my own meal!

We also tried a couple salads... the Chopped Salad was my pick, while the Shaved Brussels Sprouts was demolished by the other side of the table that did not include me. 

We ate the toasted ravs fast so no chance for pictures, sorry.

I appreciated the quick and easy pick up from outside of what is "The Clover & The Bee", right on the corner. You can pull up right next to the restaurant and they'll bring your order right to you.

Resources:

O + O Pizza = http://oandopizza.lh-stl.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

PW Pizza Six Mile Bridge Virtual Beer Dinner 2020

Ernest could not WAIT for this week's PW Pizza beer dinner! His mouth was watering...

Ernest licking his lips

It smelled SOOOO good...

Ernest getting all the smells

He thought we saved the last piece for him! hehehe

Ernest ready to eat!

As much as I love the salads during these virtual beer dinners, I didn't mind PW Pizza mixing it up this time for the first course. We really enjoyed the Red Pepper Hummus and Crostinis along with the Blood Orange Wit Beer...so easy to drink, definitely a patio pounder. Only 4.7% ABV!

Red Pepper Hummus

The Lemon-Pepper Shrimp Pizza was pretty intense and the Double Dry Hopped Citra IPA couldn't quite keep up since it wasn't overly hoppy. Probably one of the best IPA's we've had in a long time. Only 30 IBUs!


Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pizza

The Chicken Mole Pizza had a lot going on too, with the spice from the mole sauce and red onions. It probably would have been a better fit for an IPA, but we still enjoyed the Irish Red. Very smooth.

Chicken Mole Pizza

The best pairing of the night was the Raspberry Gooey Butter Cake with the Double Berry Berliner. I love fruity beers that are a dessert by themselves!

Raspberry Gooey Butter Cake


Six Mile Bridge Lineup

Menu

Resource:

Six Mile Bridge = http://sixmilebridgebeer.com/

PW Pizza = https://pwpizza.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Where we are quaran-dining in September

As we enter month number six...but who's counting...

September 4th: Trying to keep our pizza quest going, I recently read that Elmwood was switching to carry out and delivery pizza online. We tried three different types of pizza: When in Rome, Supreme, and Classic Pepperoni (for the kids).

When In Rome Pizza
When In Rome Pizza

When In Rome was too weird for me...corn chowder pizza? With potatoes?

Supreme
Supreme

The Supreme was also unusual...I think it needed some black olives...and hold the kale!

Classic Pepperoni
Classic Pepperoni

At least the kids were happy with the adorable, small pepperonis covering the Classic Pepperoni!

Unfortunately, the wings were already sold out. 

Note: Order early for a carry out / delivery time slot!!

September 11th: Pai chose La Catrina for their "to go" margaritas. (Someone ordered way too many tacos...yet, we still managed to eat them all!)

Steak Tacos

September 18th: It had been a difficult and tiring week for both of us so we opted for comfort food: Pasta House. We split the salad while we each had our favorites: eggplant parm and broccoli for me, spaghetti and meatballs for Pai. We also had "happy hour" with my friend on the phone so she could join us remotely.

Pasta House

September 25: It was finally my turn to pick again and I feel very bad for choosing an Italian restaurant, but there are still more restaurants in our hood that we need to support. Pietro's has been a long time favorite for me and their salad dressing is killer. I ordered online using their website and drove to pick it up. There are several parking spots in the back for curbside pickup and the food was delivered to my car mere seconds after I called to let them know what spot I was in! So easy!

Pietro's

Quite the delicious month! I hope you are taking the time to pick up from your favorite local restaurants as well as fit in some comfort food.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

PW Pizza Deschutes Virtual Beer Dinner 2020

I got a very biased opinion when I went to pick up the pizza today as the salad dressing, dessert, and The Blues Pizza were the cashier's favorites. I think I can see why...

Deschutes Beer lineup
Deschutes Beer Lineup

Another winner of a salad! Poached Pear with a bold, lemon-sage dressing. (There were even Deschutes pale ale poached pears in the salad!) This might have been the best pairing with the Modified Theory Tahitian Lime Agave "bevy". Not a beer, but a malt beverage. Very refreshing on a hot day. Not to mention all natural, no preservatives, and less than 4 grams of sugar.

Poached Pear Salad
Poached Pear Salad

I really enjoyed the Chicken Parmesan Pizza, but the IPA was way too hoppy. (My photographer forgot to take a picture.)

The Blues Pizza was definitely another winner - prime rib and blue cheese! The Obsidian Stout was way too overboard as a pairing, but at least Patience got to drink that beer all by herself.

The Blues Pizza
The Blues Pizza

The Key Lime Cheesecake was also just as decadent as the course before. Paired with the Neon Daydream Hazy Ale, the hoppiness was able to cut through the thick creaminess of the dessert.

Keylime Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake

Menu
Menu

Resouces:

PW Pizza = https://pwpizza.com/

Deschutes Brewery = https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon

Sunday, September 6, 2020

PW Pizza Left Hand Brewing Virtual Beer Dinner 2020

This summer I was supposed to do a road trip to Colorado, and Longmont was on the list...

Looks like I'll have another brewery to be stopping for now that I know where Left Hand Brewing is located!

Oddly enough, these virtual dinners have had the best salad courses. They are large enough that we always have leftovers (or in this case, feed a third person), and always come with so many delicious toppings and  homemade salad dressings. 

(Not to mention beautiful cans!)

Left Hand Brewery Can lineup
Left Hand Brewery Can lineup

The Cub Chopped Salad was another winner with blue cheese crumbles and hard boiled egg. I think it would have been better with the second beer, a lager. The Pale Ale, Colorful Colorado, was a bit too hoppy. 

Cub Chopped Salad
Cub Chopped Salad

The Capicola & Bacon Pizza came with an avacado drizzle, although it was very creamy and we had to "glop" it on more than drizzle. The lager was easy to drink, but oddly paired with a meaty pizza.

Capicola & Bacon Pizza
Capicola & Bacon Pizza

The BBQ Chicken Pizza was the best pizza of the two, although we all agreed that we could have done without the pineapple. The IPA was definitely the least favorite beer unfortunately.

BBQ Chicken Pizza
BBQ Chicken Pizza

The best pairing of the night was the dessert course - Raspberry Satin Pie paired with a raspbery beer - Wheels Gose Round. Another bonus is that beer benefits the National MS Society.

Raspberry Satin Pie
Raspberry Satin Pie

I am hoping I can actually visit this place someday!

Left Hand Beer Dinner Menu
Left Hand Beer Dinner Menu

Resources:

PW Pizza = https://pwpizza.com/

Left Hand Brewing = https://lefthandbrewing.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon - who should not have taken pictures of the courses in their plastic containers.

Monday, August 24, 2020

PW Pizza Boulevard Virtual Beer Dinner 2020

These virtual PW Pizza Beer Dinners are coming quick and steady every two weeks. I love that it's another night I don't have to come up with something to cook! This week's beer dinner was a good lineup of Boulevard Brewing's summer beers...and then Tank 7.

Boulevard Beer Lineup

Speaking of "Quick", it looks like Boulevard is trying their hand at seltzers and this is one of three new flavors. Definitely a patio pounder, and perfect by the pool as well as the salad course. Strawberries, Manarin Oranges, almonds, and feta screamed summer.

Strawberry Salad
Strawberry Salad

Tank 7 stood up to the "meaty pizza" pretty well, but the 8.5% ABV of the saison just isn't my thing. 

Sausage & Ham Pizza
Sausage & Ham Pizza

I hadn't heard of the Single-Wide IPA before, but it was quite hoppy at 57 IBUs so it makes sense that it was paired with the blackened chicken. The spice level was not overpowering so I was able to eat it no problem.

Blackened Chicken Pizza
Blackened Chicken Pizza

Dessert was my favorite course since it was a Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake, which suprisingly went pretty well with the Unfiltered Wheat, even though it had a lot of lemon on the finish. Perhaps a lemon bar might have worked better? But I never say no to a chocolate chip!

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake


Boulevard Brewing Menu
Menu

Resources:

PW Pizza = https://pwpizza.com/

Boulevard Brewing = https://www.boulevard.com/

Where we are quaran-dining in August

And the beat marches on!

August 7th: We kicked off the month with a birthday party from St. Louis Pizza and Wings. (Nice and hyper local!) Why yes we did get pizza AND wings...so many different flavors of wings too.

August 14th: Patience was ready for some Chinese comfort food as our middle kitty had fallen ill. New to me, we ordered delivery from Corner 17 in the Loop! Stir-fried hand-pulled noodles with chicken for me, and Pai and I split the handmade dumplings too, which were SO filling. (We both could only eat half our dinner and at $9.99, a great deal.

Hand Pulled Noodles with Chicken
Hand-Pulled Noodles with Chicken

Handmade Dumplings
Handmade Dumplings

August 15th: What?!?! This is a Saturday! We ended up doing another super small birthday celebration by ordering Tony's favorite, LoRusso's. They even have cones set up for curb-side pick up! I felt like a celebrity! (Completely forgot to take pictures.)

August 20th: A few days later, I did a "front porch birthday" and my friend picked Pasteria, which was perfect because we had yet to order from there. Holy smokes they are SO in demand! It was a 90 minute wait for food and then some, as we pulled up out front (awkwardly in front of diners) to wait the last few minutes for our meal. Everything was delicious of course, with the Tagliatelle or “Pastaria Bolognese” as the most popular choice. Unfortunately, I only got a picture of the "The Allan", which was topped with tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, country ham, oregano, Grana Padano.

The Allan

August 21st: It was my Friday to pick and I had my eye on Juniper for a while since I've been on their email list since they opened. Not only are they doing their own delivery, but they now have "Family Meals" at VERY affordable prices. So much that I got an extra side dish and tipped well. I ordered the "feeds 4" size so that we could get two meals out of too! Almost forgot to take the picture as there are some bones on my plate! Fried chicken, broccoli (collard greens for Pai), mac & cheese (of course it was my favorite), and a ton of cornbread.

Fried chicken, mac & cheese, broccoli, cornbread


Sunday, August 9, 2020

PW Pizza Odell Brewing Summer Beer Dinner

July's PW Pizza beer dinner with O'Dell Brewing was definitely perfect for the heat of summer. All of the beers were very light and would be great patio pounders. Not too bad with pizza either.

O'Dell Brewing Beers

The salad courses are large in the take home version and come with so many yummy toppings. The salad dressing, an orange vinaigrette, made sense with the Odel Witkist, a grapefuirt Belgian-style white ale. The light, citrus flavors helped cut through the blue cheese on the salad too.

Mixed Green Salad

I rolled my eyes at the name of the first pizza, "The Porky Pizza", but since the pizza was covered in BBQ sauce, I admit it was quite delicious. The Odel 90 Shilling Ale was a good match for the BBQ sauce too. (90 Shilling is historically taxed on the highest quality beers in Scotland.)

The Porky Pizza

I was super stoked for the Vegged Out pizza, since that is what I usually get when I can have my own pizza. I love a pizza that is loaded up with veggie toppings, but not greasy. I thought that an IPA might be too hoppy for the pizza, but at 37 IBUs, the citrus notes stood out the most. I guess the Good Behavior name refers to the 100 calories and 7 carbs!

Vegged Out Pizza

The last course was all about peach... the Peach Stand Rambler, a blonde ale brewed with fresh peaches, paired with a Peach Whipped Cream Pie. If you enjoy peaches, this pairing is for you. Neither the beer nor the pie were overwhelming peachy either. Pai isn't a peach fan so I got all of it!

Peach Whipped Cream Pie

The next one is coming up really soon so let me know if you want information about these take home beers dinners!

Odell Beer Dinner Menu


Resources:

PW Pizza = https://pwpizza.com/

Odell Brewing = https://www.odellbrewing.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon