Monday, May 28, 2012

Posto - Wood Fired Pizza in Somerville

Ever since Posto opened up in Somerville I've been wanting to try it and it took me probably two years to finally get there. It's right on the main street just outside Davis Square, has outdoor sidewalk seating when the weather is nicer, and the inside is really cute. We made a reservation just to be safe, but since it was a weeknight it didn't end up too busy. The prices are high for pizza, but if you compare it to any other night out at a restaurant I suppose it's not very different. They also have a fun cocktail menu, nice bar area, and a nice upscale feel to the place.

187 Elm Street, Davis Square - Somerville
I tried the Mango Sangria and my friend got a Blood Orange Martini if I remember correctly. Cocktails range from $9-$11, but they are tasty. Since pizza is the thing to get here, we decided to share two pizzas so we could try two different kinds! Another good sharing option would be to get a pizza and a salad to share. Our first was the 'Mushroom' - asiago, parmesan, homemade fior di latte, sliced garlic, lemon zest, oregano and arugula ($16.95) - my friend remembered ordering this once and it being too lemony, but we chanced it and I thought it was good! The mushrooms were maybe a bit too mushroomy for me, they were on the larger side and a bit meaty, not small button mushrooms which I usually prefer. The second we chose was the 'Honeycrisp Apple' - roasted apples, gorgonzola crema, applewood bacon, caramelized onions, arugula, vincotto ($17.95). This one was really different - a nice change. The bacon wasn't super crispy and gorgonzola is usually too strong for me, but overall the flavors worked really well together. Their dough is delicious - a little crispy, doughy on the inside, very fresh tasting. The pizzas are probably considered individual, but it's a lot of food that could easily be shared. I would recommend Posto, but be prepared to pay for it, especially if you want to indulge in a cocktail.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Red Lentil

A couple weeks ago my friend and I ventured out to Watertown to a wonderful little vegetarian/vegan restaurant, Red Lentil. Such a unique menu that made it very difficult to decide what to order - thankfully my friend is a good sharer so we were able to try out 3 different dishes! The portions were pretty generous and so we both went home with leftovers too. The place isn't too big but apparently they have a second location in Connecticut. I would definitely go back!

Red Lentil
600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fun Birthday Food!

I am so lucky to have so many wonderful friends and family around who all made my birthday last week so great! Given my birthday fell on a weekday this year, I ended up with 3-4 days of celebrating :-)

It started the weekend before when I came home to find this surprise on my kitchen table thanks to my mom and dad! So sweet!

On my actual birthday, my awesome coworkers brought in birthday cake cupcakes from Crema! Delicious and so fun with the rainbow sprinkles - made me feel like a kid again!

Then after work I got a special treat - someone else cooked for me! My bf made such a nice dinner for me - caprese salad, baked salmon and vegetables, couscous, and frozen yogurt as a final sweet touch! I didn't even have to clean up or wash the dishes :-)

To continue the celebration, a group of my friends joined me at Papagayo for dinner and drinks! It's a great group spot, festive, not expensive, fun drinks and good food! Even better than birthday cake - they brought tequila snowcones out with a birthday candle!

Thanks again to everyone!  Don't forget that if you register for Starbucks rewards you get a free birthday coffee on them - any drink you'd like!