When deciding how we would spend our Friday night, I suggested to Greg that we choose between eating dinner at home and going out to a movie, or going out to dinner and renting a movie. Splurge on one, save on the other.
Even though we have just about seen every movie worth watching that is at Redbox right now, we decided to go out to dinner and skip the movie theater. That took care of one decision, but then we were left with where we would eat. Too many choices!!
After some UrbanSpoon-ing, we decided on a place right around the corner: Vespa Pizzeria. For some reason, we have never made it to the popular Island pizza joint. Greg has lived here for almost a year and a half now, yet we have always seemed to choose a different place for dinner. We were both looking forward to trying something new, and it didn't hurt that we could walk to the restaurant on such a pretty evening (even though it's already getting too cold outside for me, but it would not be worth a 30 second car ride to drive).
As much as I wanted to try any one of the amazing-sounding wood fired pizzas, the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich stuck out to me. I am not always a fan of Chicken Parm, but once I saw it on the menu, I couldn't stop wondering what their's was like. And, since Greg was getting pizza, I knew I could steal a bite of his ;)
Chicken Parm it was. And boy was it delicious. It was way too dark to capture a decent picture, but just look at that bun! The bread was so so so good. The sandwich was the perfect size and came with a side caesar salad with a soft boiled egg on top. The salad was just as good as the sandwich, but the two together made a great combination.
Like I said, I couldn't get a good picture, but I felt like you needed to see the inside of the sandwich. The tomato sauce was somewhat sweet. That was different than I'm used to and it was great change.
Greg had the Pepperoni, Bacon, Sausage pizza. Kind of self-explanatory. Greg kept saying how much he was enjoying "so many different flavors!"
Once the food was set in front of us, we really didn't say much besides how good it was. We were too busy taking it all in.
I don't know why it took more than a year to make it to Vespa when we live right across the street, but now I know what we've been missing. I will be back much sooner next time.