On Tuesday, X and Moodou paid us a visit and we decided to go on a foodie adventure for old time's sake. You know, that's what we do when X comes around. It's what we're supposed to do! Never mind we have yet to take her for Tea at Kathleen's Tea Room. X, don't worry about it. You saw nothing and you remember nothing about that.
Luckily for the hipsters, it was a quiet Tuesday afternoon and we went early enough that there was not much activity going on. Maybe hipsters don't come out on Tuesdays and I am noting this for reasons you should not ask.
|I did not get my Game of Thrones beer. I wonder if it's on the menu still...|
|Is this when the Hipsters come about? Mental Note. I'm making a mental note.|
There are a lot of good-looking choices on the menu. As I said before, I'm not big on pizza. You'd think I'd be all about that, right? But no, I actually have to be in a mood to eat it and that mood comes rarely. However, I had faith that the owners of Birdsall House, purveyors of the best brunch ever, (twice), would do right by opening up a pizza place.
There were so many good choices which is always a crime against X, but there were enough of us to order a good selection for sharing.
Although, as it turns out Moodou was not about the sharing. It's cool though as I just took some of his pizza (the peperone with prosciutto cotto with herbs, mozzarella and roasted red peppers) away from him when he was not looking. One day he'll read this and I will allow him to do something about it for taking food out of his mouth. Come to think of it, X the Cookie girl is not so much about sharing either... did I even get any of your pizza, X?! I keed, I keed.
|Birthday wine, since it was both X's and Luuuuiiiissssss' birthdays on the 19th.|
|And why not, Birthday wine?|
|Some sort of cocktail thing with fresh strawberries and the like.|
|BooHead started with a tomato soup. I'm not sure when he was all about a tomato soup but it was good. Not as good as maybe Del Frisco's Grille but still very good.|
|For his pizza, he had the Meatball Flatbread - Veal, pork and beef; tomato sauce, Grana Padano and mozzarella|
|Luiiisssss had the Sausage and Rabe - Birdsall House pork sausage, broccoli rabe and Grana Padano|
|It was pretty good which was to be expected from Birdsall House's house made sausage but it was a bit on the salty side.|
|For my meal, I went with the Orecchiete - Lamb ragu, red wine, rosemary, Grana Padano and whipped ricotta|
|If I could eat this again right now, I would. Seriously...the orecchiete was so perfectly cooked, the lamb was tasty, the whipped ricotta was amazing when I blended it all in there. ::drool:: H1! Get on making this for us, and thanks.|
|And H1 had the Bucatini - Arugula and walnut pesto, caramelized fennel and radicchio. What's not to like? Look at that plate! So much green with the vegetables cooked well and not at all undercooked. Every bite had a nice crunch to it. It was lovely.|
Though of course, no evening would be fun without the return of the Claw.
|And what a claw it is.|
Memorable Confrontations of the Evening:
Boohead (while in the car to Moodou): Stop talking!
Moodou (after thinking on it some, looking out the window then quietly turning to Boohead): You're stupid.
Boohead: I'm not stupid! I'm actually very smart!
Moodou at Carvels: No, I don't want you to have any ice-cream! (said to very select group of people who entered...::smh::)
Currently listening to: "Helicopter" by Bloc Party. Hipster music while writing about a hipster eatery? I'm feeling sullied and unusual.