September 22nd, 2013 · 3 Comments
Margie’s has been on my mind lately, so I was happy to go there last night with Quinn, Jen and Kristin after a delicious dinner at Spacca Napoli. I hadn’t been to Margie’s for three years and hadn’t been to Spacca Napoli for five years, so good night all around. And I needed to get out of the house so bad, so grateful for an early dinner with friends. Quinn and I basically have the same bedtime and drinking routines at this point! Actually, he probably stays up later than me. But we did both enjoyed delicious aranciata. For some reason, Quinn’s gave him super powers, but mine didn’t.
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How long has Revolution Brewing been open? Three years? And how many times have we been there? A million? I FINALLY tried dessert: Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding (made with a touch of Eugene Porter and rich caramel sauce). I don’t know why I waited so long. It was SO good!
Oh. Also. I don’t eat the pizza very often, but I really liked this Fig & Pancetta pizza I had not too long ago (fig and goat cheese puree, house-cured pancetta, oyster mushroom, garlic ricotta, tarragon).
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One of our neighbors gave us a Reno gift certificate for housesitting and I finally got around to using it in March? Maybe? I just came back across the photos recently and remembered. Reno is in the spot that used to be Ciao Napoli. It was opened by the same guys that do Bluebird, Webster’s Wine Bar and the neighboring spot, Telegraph. I’ve enjoyed all of these places, so I had high hopes.
I walked over to Reno and got a takeout order of the cremini mushroom pizza with smoked onions and roasted garlic. I had a bit more on the gift certificate, so I also got the roasted broccoli side, which had this crispy pecorino cheese that was SO good. The pizza is wood-fired. I’m no pizza snob, but I thought it was pretty good. I was kind of annoyed that instead of putting the roasted garlic on the pizza they just gave me an entire bulb of roasted garlic. I squeezed it out and put some on the first slice, but then didn’t even bother with the rest.
Reno also makes wood-fired bagels in the morning and I really want to get over there to try those out one day. The things is, even though they’re in Logan Square, they’re just far enough away to be off my radar. Glad I found these photos to remind me to check them out again!
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