Ok, I’m back! Sorry for the month long hiatus, I’ve been busy- vacationing, transitioning into a new role at my job, training for 2 half marathons, obsessively bikram-ing, eating, and working on some exciting side projects- deal related! Stay tuned. Now, I'm ready to share more of my deal experiences for the spring.
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So, this Artichoke Pizza deal was about to expire. I had just gotten into a gluten free kick so I was putting off using the deal. Thankfully, vacation ruins all diets and I happily fell off that bandwagon. After the 3 month mark of no pizza, I was having it for dinner almost every night that week. And I decided to finish the binge at Artichoke.
|This is the size of our leftovers. Gluttonous.|
I had eaten Artichoke Pizza once before and I wasn’t impressed. I know, everyone loves it. Maybe I just didn’t like it because it was lukewarm the day I tried it. I wanted to give this place a fair shot because I usually love all pizza, it's super popular, and the LivingSocial deal was solid- $23 for an entire pie plus two beers.
Katelyn and I had just put back a pitcher of some bourbon concoction at The Standard, and Artichoke Pizza was right around the corner in Chelsea. We hadn’t eaten dinner and it was 11 pm, so we were starving and buzzed. We found a table in the loud, mostly inebriated, crowded restaurant.
|The one on the left looks like beer..but is actually ARTICHOKE beer|
For our two beers, Katelyn ordered Magic Hat #9, and I got what is called Artichoke Beer. I could tell our waitress was used to only serving drunk people, because she seemed surprised when I asked what was in the beer. She then sent the manager over with the bottle- artichoke flavored liquor. I was impressed. I guess you can make liquor out of anything, even artichokes.
|Cynar is an Italian bitter liqueur made from 13 herbs and plants, but mainly artichokes.|
For our pizza, we chose the meatball parm. And because we are crazy, we also ordered garlic sticks.
|Our waitress said "good luck" and that we'd need these extra utensils|
The crust was thick and crusty, the cheese was well done and bubbly, the sauce was perfect- not too much, not too little. And the meatballs- handmade every day- savory and delicious. I enjoyed every bite of the one piece I could finish. The rest I enjoyed over the span of a few days as leftovers.
|This photo does not do it justice.|
I’m glad I gave it another shot, because if I had just ordered a slice to go, I wouldn’t have discovered the amazing artichoke beer. Though I think next time I will be ordering only a “wedge” of pizza, or else I will bring 4 more people to help me share a full one.
|A perfect piece of pie|