Sunday, February 28, 2021

PW Pizza The Other Wine Dinner

For the second month in a row, we opted for the wine dinner instead of beer from PW Pizza. While there is either a beer or a wine dinner each week, the amount of pizza we were eating started to get out of hand so now we're just picking one a month.

Basically, we look for the best combination of either beer or pizza. For the wine dinners, you only get one pizza for three courses total, whereas the beer dinners are four courses.

The featured wine was the Peirano Estate "The Other" Red Blend. The blend was 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Syrah, which lended to a very tannic wine and unfortunately, we didn't make it through.

The Other - a red blend

I think "The Wolf" pizza is what grabbed Patience's attention as it came piled with toppings: tomato sauce, house-made fennel sausage, pepperoni, bacon, caramelized onion, green peppers, roasted garlic and mozzarella.

The Wolf Pizza

Instead of a salad, the appetizer was Three Cheese Spinach - Artichoke Dip served with pita. Now this could have been a meal by itself and we were only able to eat one piece of pizza each!

Three Cheese Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Of course we saved room for dessert, Gooey Butter Cake with caramel sauce.

Goeey Butter Cake

Next month we'll be doing the Irish beer pairing since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Wednesday!


PW Pizza =

Photos by Patience Scanlon

Where we are quaran-dining February 2021

We're still waiting for our turn for a vaccination so it looks like we'll be doing this for several more months...

February 5th = One of our favorite teenagers told us he made his own Flying Pig sauce and then guess what we ended up having for "Take Out Friday"! Guerilla Street Food!

Flying Pig

February 6th = We kept tradition and swung by Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream for National Eat Ice Cream Day for Breakfast as well!

Ice Cream for Breakfast 2021

Then later that night we tried a NEW pizza place! Motor Town Pizza, a ghost kitchen out of Revel Kitchen! The name refers to Detroit style pizza, and boy was this pizza THICK, filling, and tasty! Definitely a must order this winter!

We ordered a few larges and just added our own toppings, although there are many pizzas to choose from. One person can only eat 2-3 slices, they are so thick and heavy, so I'm happy to report there were LOTS of leftovers!

Check out the giant slices of pizza!

February 12th = Farmhaus had been on my list for a while now since they are so close to us, but held off since they are more upscale. Pai and I have only been once, for her birthday, years ago. 

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of picking them the Friday before Valentine's Day as they had a separate menu for the "holiday" weekend that was not published online. 

Our poor Postmate driver had to read the special menu to me over the phone and so our delivery was quite late. I made sure to tip her extra too.

Regardless, our meals were delicious, although a little small. Pai and I split Sea Scallops and a Venison Bolognese with cavatelli noodles. 

Toasted Bread, Venison Bolognese, and Sea Scallops

Farmhaus is probably a better choice for in-person dining.

February 19th = Since Patience had to work late and it was her turn to pick, I asked myself, "What would she pick after a long, cold week of work?" Mai Lee Restaurant of course. I ordered her favorite for her: ducky curry.

Duck Curry
February 27th = When we heard about the flooding problem at Cafe Natasha , you know we wanted to do our part to help out by moving them to the top of the list for "Take out Friday"! Since it's during lent, they had a baked fish special with rice.

Baked Fish Special