Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bizzarro Italian Cafe always a winner!

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Elk pasta

I totally forgot to post this past Valentine's Day, of our meal at Bizzarro Italian Cafe!  This has been one of our favorite places to go for special occasions, but it's popularity makes it a crowded place to go so get there as close to 5pm as you can!  They don't take reservations.

I had the elk pasta, as seen above, and it was one of the most homiest, comforting meals I had in a long time.  Really earthy, with a slight gaminess from the tender ground elk, but rounded out nicely from the pork shoulder it was lovingly cooked with.  I couldn't really resist the fact that it also had delicious homemade pappardelle pasta, one of my faves! My vegetarian husband was able to get some tasty creamy gnocchi which I forgot to photograph, but he attests that it was extremely good!

Bizzarro is also known for it's eclectic array of furniture, oddities and decorations, as well as their "frank and friendly" hosts, sarcastically posting on a chalkboard, "Nobody is fine with water"!  Haha!  Luckily their wine selection is divine, which I happily drink as my hubby partakes in a refreshing Italian beer.

On that note, I'm going to post more photos from previous visits, so you get an idea of just how much this place rocks when it comes to satisfying yummy food and the fun overall experience.  Enjoy!

Bizzarro ceiling
The Pig in all it's glory
Margarita pasta
Not even close
my Red Snapper
TIRAMISUSpring Pesto PastaThe silly table

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day!

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That's right!  It's March 3rd, 3/14, the day for math geeks everywhere!  Yay 3:14!  Not really a math nerd myself, this day has always made me crave pie!  Sweet pie, pizza pie, little pie, big pie, mini pie, whatever pie you have, what a great excuse to eat pie!  :)  A few years ago I got really ambitious after seeing a photo on Flickr of a girl who made a pie in the shape of Pi.  So it inspired me to make my own, which was this one:
HAPPY PI DAY! 3:14
Explored on Flickr March 14, 2008 #321

The picture that inspired this painstaking endeavor:
flickr.com/photos/rakka/1805042281/

Photo used in article:
www.nowpublic.com/strange/03-14-happy-pi-day

So Happy Pi Day everyone!  Now go and eat some math!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Brunch Spot!

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Well, new to us!  Went with the in-laws and hubby to a spot for brunch in Madison Park, Seattle, the other weekend.  Italian inspired Cafe Parco!  Reading the Yelp reviews gave a first impression it could be hit or miss, but mostly positive so I definitely wanted to try it out. I wasn't disappointed!  As we waited for our main breakfasts to come out, we all shared a delicious warm cinnamon roll and French Press coffee, which I would definitely go back for if I preferred a "smaller" bite. Our big plates eventually came to the table and were well worth the wait.  I mean just look at that food porn! I probably could have done with just one waffle (note to self for next time!), but it had been while since I had a huge breakfast like this so I got some serious NOM on and man O' man it was so good!  I also happen to love a side of bacon with my pancakes or waffles, which you see in the photo, and ended up having to get a little help finishing this baby off.  My mother in law's "Ham Waffle-wich" was a nice blend of sweet and savory flavors between the apples, cheese and ham, and the portion so ample she was able to leave very full and took the rest home.  Basically we really didn't have any complaints! The waiter was quite nice and I liked the atmosphere of being in an old house and eyeing the plethora of cookbooks along one huge wall.  On the way out we waved thanks and said goodbye to Chef Celinda, whom I gathered was the only one in the kitchen at that time which made me appreciate it all the more, even if I had to wait a little longer to receive food. Such a great find in Madison Park!

Berry Waffles and a side of bacon!
French Toast
Ham Waffle-wich
Formaggio e Pomodoro eggs

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jiro Dreams of Sushi opens today!

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I've been waiting for this movie to open and now it has finally released!

Having earned three Michelin stars and creating sushi masterpieces out of his tiny 10 seat "Sukiyabashi Jiro" restaurant in a Tokyo subway station, this movie follows the long professional life and career of 85 year old Jiro Ono who's legacy is to be followed by his son.  Reviews so far have been pretty positive, with the exception of perhaps being lengthy at times, but apparently the cinematography alone is worth seeing.

Enjoy these previews!



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Missing In Action!

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Hey folks!

Sorry I haven't been blogging lately! I now have a lovely backlog of food porn to post, but have been so busy it's been next to impossible to sit down and thoughtfully write out a few reviews. I will do my best over the next few weeks to get caught up.

In the meantime, I leave you with a picture I took of myself eating breakfast at the same time as a few thousand other people around the world. It was for a project called The Meal for the Brooklyn Art Library.  The Art House Co-op has lots of projects coming up that I am planning on being a part of, and if you register early enough, you can too!  The next one I'm doing is called The Things Found Series where you have to take a photo of one of the most intimate places in your home: Your fridge!  I have lots of practice entries, but yet to find one that encompasses everything I want.  I think I'm partial to the underside view...but don't tell anyone, k?

Happy eating everyone, and hope to be back soon!

The Meal
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