Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wood Fired Pizza - Downtown St Petersburg, FL

I was so excited as I watched the progress of the construction for the new Wood Fired Pizza restaurant in downtown St Pete. I love food that has wood fired in front of it, and pizza is one of my favorites. At last, the construction was complete, and I was ready to try it out. The restaurant itself looks awesome inside and out. There is the big wood fire oven that dominates one corner of the restaurant, and if you want to sit outside, there is a huge covered deck to keep the hot Florida sun and occasional rain showers at bay.

We took a seat inside, with the oven in view so we could watch the action there, which is always fun. A server was quick to come and take our drink order, and then we took the time to look over the menu which had innumerable pizza choices. In the end, we chose the Bianca and the Mona Lisa. The pizza was good, and I really liked the taste you get with a wood fired pizza. And I gotta say, my son loved the bottled vintage soda pops offered here. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other pizzas.

    344 1st Avenue South
     Saint Petersburg,
     FL 33701 727-282-1888
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Montmartre, Paris

Yes, I am in Paris......and having the time of my life. I consider where I was this time last year, when I couldn't eat and climbing a short ways up stairs was a chore, before I was given a diagnosis of the neurological disorder known as Spasmodic Torticollis. With treatment, I am now able to lead a near normal life, which seems ten times sweeter now. As you can see from my iPhone pics, I am roving all over the place, and coming from Florida which is very flat, that is no small chore.

I took a few pics of the Montmartre area of Paris, including the Sacre Coeur, a view from the Sacre Coeur, and a receipt from a restaurant in the area. This is a veritable tourist trap and you are better off buying a bottle of wine and bringing a picnic lunch along, because the wine is expensive and horrible in the cafe's. As you can see from the receipt, my sons soda was just as much as my glass of rose. Does that mean he should drink wine instead of soda???