Oh the food we will eat…Vito’s

If you have read my blogs or know me or the hubs at all you will know we have a serious love for NY style pizza. In fact, when we finally get to go to NY and have a slice tears may be shed from sheer excitement.

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Yes, in this house we do fan-girl over pizza-don’t judge!

During a recent excursion we were looking for a pizza by the slice spot and found Vito’s. It had to have been divine intervention because we almost missed it on Yelp, but thankfully we caught ourselves.

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When you walk in you just smell pizza-the dough, the sauce. Then you see the display case filled with these huge NYC pies and you just know it’s going to be everything you dreamed of and more.

The first time (yes first) we got a slice of margh and a cheese. They warmed it up and we gobbled it down. We burned our mouths, but it was worth it.

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The crust was crispy and slightly charred, but still remained chewy. The sauce and cheese ratio was amazing. The bubbly cheese was stringy, salty, and flavorful.

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I know I tell you all the time that you know we love (and I mean LOVE) a place when we go back. Well, we went back the next day. It was that good. We just couldn’t stop thinking about it.

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This time we got a box of cheese and scarfed down 2 (or was it 3?) in the car because we couldn’t wait to get home. I think that says a lot about Vito’s pizzas. If you love NY style pizza and live in LA let me know if you’ve tried Vito’s and if you haven’t try it and let me know what you think.

Are you NY pizza person or do you prefer something else? Let me know!

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Midici and Paradise Ice-Cream

I know you guys have heard me rave more than once about how delicious Midici is and that hasn’t changed. We decided to grab dinner there and ended up getting a smoked salmon salad and our usual margarita pizza.

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The smoked salmon salad was amazing! It had avocado, olives, greens, and feta and it honestly could have been a meal in itself.

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The pizza…delicious as always!

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Now on to the part that I am very excited about 😀 On our way to Midic I spotted this little ice-cream shop. We had a bit of wait at Midici and the whole time I was plotting to go and check out aforementioned ice-cream shop…

Lord Almighty! This place was amazing!! They make their flavors everyday and the store owners are as sweet as the ice-cream they sell. I ended up getting chocolate hazelnut and the hubs got cookies and cream and stracciatella. It was so creamy and the flavor was on point!

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I feel like this is going to become a regular thing now…Midici and Paradise Ice-Cream, but it’s all balanced out by that salad we had so it’s okay 😉

Hello Fresh: Chicken Sausage Pizza

Welcome back to another meal 🙂 Today I am reviewing the pizza that we got through Hello Fresh.

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In the process of washing the produce and prepping the ingredients…

I was not super excited about this one because I am not a sausage fan in general, but our last meal was super delicious so I came into it with an open mind.

This dish had a pre-made crust, zucchini (to be roasted), sausage (obviously), shredded mozz, and crushed tomatoes. It also had some fresh oregano which was so deliciously fragrant!

Prep was even more minimal with this meal than the bbq chicken dish so that was a plus. I do find chopping veggies to be soothing, but some days I’m starving and don’t have the time (or patience) to do all that work.

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Zucchini roasted and pizza about to be topped and baked!

We also ended up making a side salad to go with this dish since it had only the pizza for your meal. Besides that, we do try to have a side of veggies with whatever meal we have so making a salad was a great way to boost our veggie intake 🙂

The pizza (which was actually more of a flat bread) was good. The roasted zucchini, tomatoes, and sausage paired very nicely to create variance in texture and flavor.

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The final product (we didn’t even slice the flatbread) 🙂

I would give this pizza a 4 out of 5 flatbreads. It was good and I would recommend, but I wouldn’t get this particular recipe again.

That’s it for this post! Stay tuned for the final meal we got next Monday 🙂 Have a lovely week!

 

Hello Fresh

Hello friends! Happy Monday!!

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I know it probably sounds crazy, but we decided to try yet another meal subscription plan. I don’t know if we just had high expectations, but Blue Apron just didn’t blow us away so we opted out and went on the hunt for another box.

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We saw many good reviews for this one and decided to go for it. Right off the bat during the ordering process we weren’t super excited about any of the meal options, but decided to go ahead and give them a fair chance.

We picked a chicken dish, pizza, and burger and it all came to our house in a nice little box. Everything was packaged, insulated, and iced appropriately.

 

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I liked that they had all the ingredients for each dish in it’s own bag so you didn’t have to even take time to sort out what went with what.

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There were recipe cards for each dish and a completely different card for the nutrition facts. They included nutrition facts for ALL the meals that were available that week-not just the ones that we ordered.

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I’m planning on posting reviews for all the dishes like I did with Blue Apron so I hope you’ll come along for our food journey!

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We’re total newbs to the whole meal subscription thing so let us know if you have a favorite or if you have any thoughts about Hello Fresh.