March 2, 2013
10 Best LA Dishes for Homesick New Yorkers, or, Fancy LA takes on classic NY staples

LA does it’s own thing. It’s own fancier, slightly more expensive thing. There shouldn’t be a point to make any sort of comparison. They are right about the hot dogs, though. Nathan’s is probably the only holdout in the old NY hot dog scene.

Note: the Jewish deli section totally overlooks the Pico/Robertson - Miracle Mile stretch of wonderful Jewish delis that provide a much better deli experience than Jerry’s.

August 15, 2012
Giampi at Mozzarella on Olympic & Sawtelle

Giampi at Mozzarella on Olympic & Sawtelle

July 21, 2011
Tommaso’s pizza and lasagna, Kearny St. San Francisco

Tommaso’s pizza and lasagna, Kearny St. San Francisco

May 8, 2011
efccooking:

Vodka Pasta

efccooking:

Vodka Pasta

February 22, 2011
Dinner: stuffed chicken breast with feta and mozzarella in tomato basil sauce with New Belgium Ranger IPA

Dinner: stuffed chicken breast with feta and mozzarella in tomato basil sauce with New Belgium Ranger IPA

February 14, 2011
Valentine’s dinner with Sara - ordered in some Italian from Canestaro in Fenway.
Clam chowder
Jalepeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, & chicken fingers
Ravioli pomodoro (cheese ravioli with fresh plum tomatoes, light garlic, sherry, and Marsala wine)
Abruzzi verde (Chicken and mushrooms sautéed with pesto and cream over a bed of linguini)
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s dinner with Sara - ordered in some Italian from Canestaro in Fenway.

  • Clam chowder
  • Jalepeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, & chicken fingers
  • Ravioli pomodoro (cheese ravioli with fresh plum tomatoes, light garlic, sherry, and Marsala wine)
  • Abruzzi verde (Chicken and mushrooms sautéed with pesto and cream over a bed of linguini)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 7, 2011
Lasagna Night! Kudos Cristina!

Lasagna Night! Kudos Cristina!

November 9, 2010
Sausage & peppers comin’ in hot!

Sausage & peppers comin’ in hot!

July 25, 2010
Caprese.

Caprese.

July 25, 2010
Whenever I see a deli online or on TV, I instantly get wafts of the symphony of smells that come together in all great Italian-American institutions. There are some things that you can’t recreate unless it’s the real thing. Roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella? All day any day.

Whenever I see a deli online or on TV, I instantly get wafts of the symphony of smells that come together in all great Italian-American institutions. There are some things that you can’t recreate unless it’s the real thing. Roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella? All day any day.