….to my life…and probably yours if you’re looking at this blog.
….that is, if you want to 🙂
Over the past couple of weeks I feel like I’ve been on a Boston pizza tour and this past weekend I hit up a place that came in a close second to my beloved Posto (just got named one of the Top 50 Restaurants by Boston magazine – so proud). My man would literally dump my ass if I didn’t also give a shout out to our all time naughty favorite, Papa John’s. Their garlic dipping sauce is…indescribably good; every bite must include it. Feast your eyes on this phenomenon:
Okay. FOCUS! *snap snap* My wonderful new pie discovery was at Cambridge 1 located right in Harvard Square. I’ve been working in Cambridge for two months now and I’m noticing that all the good stuff is kind of hidden. After hounding my new co-workers for suggestions, I’ve finally found out where some of the legit spots are. Cambridge 1 has a cozy atmosphere with lots of cabin-esque wood and slate table tops. I had a 1/2 arugula and 1/2 bolognese pizza and my man had a pepperoni pizza. We demolished this:
So good, so simple and I didn’t feel like a thousand pounds when I was done like I do after I finish the aforementioned naughty pizza (can do nothing but lay down after eating those and it’s preferable to already be on a soft horizontal surface before I even grab the first slice). Their thin crust and charcoal grilled pizzas were phenom and I really liked the bolognese slices I had. I’ve never seen that on a menu before and it was a fun twist on the usual plain pizza. As with any restaurant I enjoy, they also had a really good beer/wine menu to experiment with. HIT-IT-UP if you’re on campus.
While perusing through Target the other weekend I came across this gem on sale for $3.50 and I HAD to buy it (despite the fact that it’s mascot dude is the creepiest human being on the planet-google it!). Hands down best decision of my life. Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but whatevs. It’s raining for the millionth day in a row and this little gadget is the only thing making me happy. Anyway, this thing is amazing for one reason in particular; chopping garlic. I love love love garlic (hence blog name). I’ve always been a slacker and bought the jarred stuff, but then too many of my favorite chefs scolded me on FoodNetwork about not being a lazy-ass and doing it myself. Slapchop makes the garlic mincing process so much easier. Which was great when a chicken marinade recipe I made the other night required four large cloves to be minced. HALLELUJAH I own a SlapChop. I haven’t tried anything else with it, but I will keep you posted (hah-blog humor). It’s a pretty limited amount of space under the chopper, so you can really only chop enough stuff for one person. If you see this thing on sale at Target for under $5, don’t think twice. BUY IT!