Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Finally decent pizza!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Food find: Finally decent pizza!

I found a place that's kind of like Chicago and I'm so, so excited. While I don't have a photo of the pizza (I wasn't on my game that day), I stopped by Oregano's recently and it hit the spot. It is an Arizona chain, but they try to make it Chicago-ish with Chicago art and a skyline and such. I didn't go with the Chicago deep-dish because I knew I'd be disappointed.

My dining companion and I split an Oregano's Classic salad and small, thin-crust 'Frisco Pizza. You can check out the rest of the menu here. The pizza tasted so great. The crust was crispy and tasted like it was toasted in an oven, unlike most of the stuff I've tasted here that might have been in a microwave or under a heating lamp. There was a creamy tomato base to the pizza, which I thought was an original combination that wasn't too heavy. There was also a spicy feta cheese on top and cheddar cheese, which was a nice combo of tangy and creamy cheese. The bacon on top was crunchy and the tomato was cooked, but not mushy.

What you see in the photo is the small Oregano's Classic salad. That's what's in the foreground of the photo. Another dish to write home about. The dressing was both sweet and sour, and the crunchy peppers along with more feta, salty olives and sweet, plump raisins. So yummy with stuff to take home, too! It was a great combination of salt and sweet with a crunch. There's also some cheesy garlic bread and a pasta dish in the background.

I finally found something that reminds me of home. I love food. It's cheaper than a plane ticket.


Argus Lou said...

Hi, Kelly. Thanks for visiting Argus World. You've an interesting and funny blog - I love the in-car solar cooking. ^_^

Have you ever tried making your own pizza from scratch, including the dough base?

tigerfish said...

Oh, what a small serving salad.....LOL!

WokandSpoon said...

That salad looks amazing!! And your description of the pizza made me drool!