Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Toy, Pizza and Beer. MMMM

I NEEED to get back on a decent eating kick. I feel the holiday madness is about to start and my body is not ready for it...not at all. All the salt/heavy foods/booze/caffeine is starting to get to me :(

I had to work at the store on Black Friday, which really meant recovering from Thursday night while standing in a quiet store. Fortunately my new toy arrived in the mail that morning (super early!)
Yes, I caved and am now an iPhone user...and I kinda love it! I'm sure the fun will wear off eventually, but for now I'm enjoying my early Christmas present to myself.

I decided I needed some social interaction so I messaged Sparky to see if he wanted to grab dinner once I was done with my shift. We ended up at Matchbox in Chinatown for some pizza and beers. When we lived in Chinatown, Jamie and I would occasionally do takeout from Matchbox (it's a bit on the pricier side for a random pizza night, but definitely a treat) and our favorite pizza was a make your own with tomato sauce, cremini mushrooms, caramelized onions and sausage. YUUUUMM.

We split a large half
Veggie (cremini mushrooms, spanish onions, roasted poblano peppers, roasted garlic, mozzarella, fresh herbs, fingerling potato crisps) half Fire & Smoke (fire roasted red peppers, spanish onions, chipotle pepper tomato sauce, garlic puree, smoked gouda, fresh basil)
I must admit the potato chips on my pizza was kinda weird, but not terrible. The Fire & Smoke pizza was INSANE. Nice smoky flavor, but holy hotness! I love spicy but this was like painfully spicy. No joke. Good thing I had one of these to cool my tastebuds (thanks to Google Images)
I sampled Delirium Tremens at Brasserie Beck a few months ago and have been addicted since. If it's on the menu, chances are I'll be ordering it.

I also got a small
Simple Salad (mixed greens, pear tomatoes, red onions, dried cherries, pecorino romano, parmesan crisp, balsamic vinaigrette) to start because I was craving ruffage.
And then before we left, I sipped on some Brooklyn Brown Ale (again, thanks Google Images)

We moseyed over to RFD for a couple more beers before heading home. I sampled barley wine (Flying Dog Horn Dog) for the first time...not bad, but jury is still out on how I really feel about it. Moved onto my safety beer - Brooklyn Lager and called it a night. Definitely needed the sleep after all that Thanksgiving Red Bull :p


Jessica said...

I love DT - have you tried the Trader Joes vintage ale? It tastes similar and is so good! I'm not a Horn Dog fan, there are much better barleywines than Flying Dog!

You'll never get sick of your iphone - I've had mine since August and I still play with it all the time.

Anonymous said...

I've had a blackberry for two months now (would do the iPohne, but don't want to transfer to at&t!) and I still have fun with it....the novelty takes a while to wear off ;)

that pizza is crazy! they get creative over there - not sure I could handle the spice though (and I do love spicy food)...