Frequently Feeding at Famoso
Dec28

Frequently Feeding at Famoso

Wow since Famoso in McKenzie Towne has been opened, between Fuzzy and I, I think we hit this pizza joint at least twice a week.  Not only is it such a convenient location for us, the food is great, fresh and service is fantastic.  We find this place as a great date place, get together and a perfect family restaurant.  The excellent service starts from the top with the owner, Denis, who treats everyone like gold which then trickles down to his serving staff and cooks keeping the same great attitude. They have an excellent menu with plenty of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, drinks and of course the star of the place, Pizza!  They use the freshest ingredients and have nailed down their way of making this style of neapolitan pizza.  They also have 2-3 pizza’s change every season, this winter season has some unbelievable ones.  The Cavoletti Pizza is my favourite right now, the ingredients may sound strange but it works beautifully. (Bianca sauce, fresh mozzarella, oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, prosciutto crisps, gorgonzola cheese, dates, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey) Desserts is crazy good here, the Dolce & Banana, the Affogato (Espresso with a scoop of Fiasco Gelato, preferably Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel), and the Fiasco Gelato bar are must have’s. If you haven’t been here yet, you have to come visit Denis and the gang soon!  Check out their menu here, Click Here. What’s In Front Of Us:    ...

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Coco Brooks Pizza Review
May29

Coco Brooks Pizza Review

I discovered Coco Brooks a few years ago when the other half of YYC’s Best Eats, Fuzzy, brought this awesome banana bread in a pizza box to my house.  What’s better than a layer of sweetened cream cheese between two baked banana bread crusts cut into pizza slices.  It’s so good. Coco Brooks has been around since 1999 and has 3 locations in Calgary, one at 42nd Ave and Blackfoot Trail SE, one on 32 Ave NE and the newest location on 52nd Street SE.  All the pizzas are a larger 8 inch individual size, in between from a traditional small and individual size.  It’s actually a really good size and perfect as a meal.  The best way to describe the pie is a thick pizza with a light crust, I call it a Saskatchewan style pizza, which is actually where the founder is from. You can order and eat at their restaurant, which is very casual and kid friendly or you can order frozen and make it at home.  I’ve only eaten there.  They have a ton of different options for pizzas, plus lots of other things on their menu.  Don’t forget to try dessert.  For all you Gluten Free seekers, they have it for you.  A special Gluten Free menu! Today I tried the the Mexican and the Greek Mykonos on a classic crust, hard to explain in words, it’s a really good pizza, my kind of pizza, it’s a nice thick sized pizza, but light with the cheese cooked just perfect.  You won’t find anything like this in Calgary.  I think everyone has their favourites and lately all I think about is having Coco Brooks. What’s In Front Of Us:...

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Double Zero Pizza – In the Core
Jun06

Double Zero Pizza – In the Core

It’s great that these Neapolitan Pizza places are popping up all over Calgary. We have some great ones around that I’ve reviewed in the past, so I was excited to try what Double Zero had to offer us Calgarians. If you’re looking for the place, it’s in The Core just around the corner of Stephen Ave on 4th Street SW. It’s in the old Tangerine, if any of you have been there before. As I walked down the stairs I wasn’t sure what to expect as you don’t find many basement style restaurants around. At first you see a very nicely designed restaurant, looks to be a fair size, but once we got seated there was a whole other section which turned out to be a huge place with a great atmosphere. The menu is fairly simple in a great way. You have your appy’s, salads, panini’s, grilled entrees, and of course Pizza. Since we were here for the first time we had to have the pizza. Fuzzy, my wife and I got to the restaurant at 11:45am, just before the lunch rush on a Monday. This place is definitely going to be a lunch hot spot. Great food, decent prices, and quick/fast service. We ordered the Calamari ($11) to start, which was very tasty, it has a nice tangy citrus sauce with a green onion mixture (for those Chinese people out there, it’s almost like the green onion mixture when you get white chicken). I could eat this up all day long with that sauce. Now on to pizzas…all pizzas are topped with san marzano tomatoes, and Alberta mozzarella. The first pizza we tried was the traditional Margherita ($13 fresh mozza, basil and tomato). Great crust, good crunch and done just right. The next up was the Salami ($16 Salami, reggiano, chili), Salami had a great kick, just the way I would like pepperoni or salami done, same thing great crust and crunch. Then (insert heaven sound here), Spinach and Potato Pizza ($15). This one knocked it out of the park. Spinach, thinly sliced potato, roasted garlic everywhere and soft cooked free range egg. If you have this pizza, make sure you take your first slice with every part of this pizza, especially the yolk of the egg. Wow words are hard to describe how good this pizza was. What was even better is the yolk ran on the pizza pan where I used the other slices of pizza to soak up the runny yolk. Odd combination on paper, but excellent combination in real life. Check out the menu on the link below to check preview your visit!...

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Without Papers Pizza – fresh and inspiring creations
Apr26

Without Papers Pizza – fresh and inspiring creations

Well we finally made it down to Without Papers Pizza, after saying every week we must go try we found an afternoon to visit this fine establishment. You can find this pizza joint in the heart of inglewood on 9th Ave and you will find it upstairs where Nectar Desserts used to be. The restaurant is very spacious with plenty of tables and an open atmosphere. If you follow them on twitter @wopizza you can find out what kids movies are playing that evening.  You can also find the menu at www.wopizza.com. We started off with the in house made Micheleangelo’s beef and pork meatballs then tried three different types of pizza’s, the Margherita (Buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato sauce), The Hutch (Spicy cacciatore salmi, spicy calabrese salami, pepperonata, mozzarella, bocconcini, tomato sauce) and the Shroom (Wild mushrooms, black truffle oil, fresh arugula, roasted garlic white sauce). All three were delicious, beautiful crust, and each pizza had its own special highlights. I ate so much I couldn’t move. It probably didn’t help our drinks were rootbeer and orange floats which were amazing. I would not hesitate to come back to this place for the great food, service and atmosphere. Also check out the video at the bottom of this post to see how they got their pizza oven in. What’s In Front of Us: Micheleangelo’s Beef and Pork Meatballs Margherita The Hutch Shroom Floats Food Rating: Service Rating: Ambiance Rating: Overall Rating:    ...

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Una Pizza + Wine – Tweet Tweet Tweet
Mar29

Una Pizza + Wine – Tweet Tweet Tweet

Restaurant: Una Pizza + Wine Cuisine: Pizza Location: 618 17th Ave SW Hours: 7 Days a week 11:30am to 1am  No Reservations Contact: 403-453-1183 www.unapizzeria.com Price Range: $5 to $20 Additional Comments: In the old Wicked Wedge Great atmosphere and service Simple and diverse menu Street Parking Available Follow them on Twitter to find out how long the wait is Twitter: @UnaCalgary So I’ve been following Una Pizza + Wine on Twitter and Facebook for quite some time now.  I love reading all the great comments they are getting and seeing the tweets on wait times every night.  Every time I see the tweet, “seats open” I just want to hop in my car and head down there.  My lawyer found out a few weeks ago that I was a big time foodie, I got an instant email from him inviting me out for lunch.  First thing that popped in my mind was, lets go to Una, I need taste what all the hype was about. So Friday afternoon for lunch we headed down to the pizzeria, found parking right away, and got a seat right away.  It’s a cool little place that is longer than wide.  Nice set up for the space.  The menu is nice and simple with great explanations on each dish.  We decided on an appy of Antipasti of buffalo mozzarella & cured coppa, pachino tomatoes & fresh arugula served with crostini ($13).  Everything was great on this assortment but what stood out was the mozza and the tomatoes, absolutely delicious.  As for the pizzas we decided to try on a couple, which was a basic Margherita pizza and the Prosciuttino pizza.  I thought to myself, how are they going to fit two pizzas on our little table, but ahhh they have a 2 stacking pizza contraption, very smart.  The yummy Margherita pizza is made with san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella with crushed basil ($14) and the star of the show was the Prosciuttino which was topped with san marzano tomato sauce, crisp prosciuttino, provolone piccante cheese and fresh arugula ($19). (My smart ass lawyer thinks the arugula was tarragon, shhhh don’t tell him, haha) I can’t wait to bring my wife, friends, and family down to Una, it was truly that good.  Trust me it’s worth going down for. What’s In Front Of Me: Antipasti Prosciuttino Pizza Margherita Pizza Food Rating: Service Rating: Ambiance Rating: Overall Rating:...

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