Thursday, July 12, 2007
Inventive Pizza. Dad and I stopped in for a quick lunch the other day at the nearby Pizza Antica. It was a very pleasant day, and most of the patrons were sitting outside at the tables clustered on the extended sidewalk, enjoying the perfect weather. Dad and I went inside to stay out of the sun. I've also added photos from another unpublished visit here, so you have two-in-one!
They serve complimentary water in pretty carafes. A number of restaurants these days are doing the earth a favor and not pushing the bottled variety. I have to say though I'm addicted to my sidekick of Crystal Geyser, Metromint or calcium containing Contrex. The plastic IS recyclable (and I do, carrying crumpled plastic in my car home to put in the recycle bin), And I think it's still such a better choice than cans of sugar containing drinks, which has the same waste problem, but are detrimental to your health.
We split a chopped salad. Pizza Antica is always very nice about splitting it on two plates beforehand so it's easy to share. And this is one of my favorite salads, the avocado, egg, bacon and other tidbits are evenly spaced throughout and the dressing is not overdone.
Their field green salad is light and nice as well.
Dad and I shared their number six, caramelized onions, heirloom potatoes, white truffle oil, plus added procuitto. It was great!
The shaved broccoli, caramelized onion, pancetta and three cheeses is no slouch in taste either. The crust on these pizzas is cracker thin, and a great bite!
Yesterday, after much to do getting my bike unburied and ready to go, I started my first bike ride to work in Sausalito. I got about half way, when a big fluffy gray dog got very interested in a cute white poodle across the path, and crossed right in front of me, my front wheel just a couple inches from hitting him. Naturally, I braked and took a tumble, scraping my knee throughly. I made it to work after that, but the knee protested by stiffening up. No bad damage, but I'm now icing it and it's a little set back from my hopes of doing the bike ride again tomorrow. But the good news is that after much talking about doing it, I finally did, and it was quite nice, sans dog. I will be back on the road again in no time!