Friday, lovely Friday

This is todays read:

It has been a very busy week.  Meetings a couple of evenings, massage and dinner one night (that was nice), a 7 a.m. start to one workday when we served students and parents a pancake breakfast, a couple of after-work sessions at Curves, and then this morning — chicken wrestling before going to work.  I am ever so glad the weekend is here!

I got my lovely chickens all government inspected and nicely packaged when Joe and Rita delivered them this evening.  I can hardly wait to put one in the oven, but that will have to wait until next weekend.

I need to tell you about this great place Tim and I went for pizza last weekend after the football game.  It’s called Famoso, and they serve Neapolitan style pizza.  Which means:  thin crust, fresh mozzarella, low acidity tomatoes and wonderful, fresh, authentic toppings.  Next to Grimaldi’s in New York, I would have to say that this is some of the best pizza I’ve ever tasted.

We went to the downtown location.  There was a bit of a wait, but nothing terrible.  It’s a small place, and busy, but not frantic and noisy like some small restaurants tend to be.  The manager was extremely friendly and brought out some of their roasted flat bread for those of us toughing it out in line.  Delicious.

When we were seated a pleasant young waitress came and explained the Famoso concept to us and then left us to decide.  Tough decision!  We settled on a traditional pizza with spicy Italian sausage, mushrooms and roasted red peppers.  I had red wine, (I believe it was a  Cab/Shiraz/Merlot blend) and Tim had an Italian beer.  Which he enjoyed immensely.

The manager checked in with us and thanked us for giving them a try.  I told him I had used a Groupon (this really cool discount network that I joined) and he seemed pleased to hear it.  Enough so that he offered us dessert on him.  I was thrilled because they had this great selection of gelato at the front.  So, my choice was avocado-lime;  Tim had salted caramel.  Both were to die for.

Then we trundled our full and happy tummies home and turned in early (for a Saturday night).  Surprisingly, I did not wake up in the middle of the night with a stomach ache or gas pains.  That often happens, especially if I eat later than 7 p.m.  Apparently, Famoso uses a special, ultra-refined blend of flour for their pizza dough which prevents that heavy in the gut feeling you get with so many other kinds of pizza.

I can’t rave enough about how good their pizza is!  And the prices are not out of this world — in fact — I would have to say that they are much less expensive than most traditional (read North American) pizza restaurants.  Give them a try (those of you living in Edmonton or close to it).  You won’t be disappointed.

Anyway, I think that’s it for me.  We have an early day tomorrow and I need to go get a few things done before heading off to bed.

Have a great long weekend everyone — enjoy what little bit of forecasted good weather we’re supposed to get.



  1. cindy said,

    September 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    The pizza sounds good, I hate thick crusted pizza.
    Enjoy your long weekend, much love from a sunny and warm Johannesburg.

  2. souldipper said,

    September 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Okay, my Prairie friend…there you are, no where near New York or Italy, detailing this devine pizza into my senses just before my bedtime. Yike. Weren’t there any gophers to write about?! 😀

  3. souldipper said,

    September 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Hope you check my last blog soon, there’s an award waiting for you, ye dear prairie rose.

  4. Chloe said,

    September 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Oh, this pizza just sounds wonderful! What a great sounding place 😀 xx

    • klrs09 said,

      September 13, 2010 at 7:14 am

      It really is very good — if you ever get back into Alberta, Calgary has a Famoso restaurant, too.

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