with Missy Tippens
Earlier this summer, I was watching an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate. It was the Pizza episode. And they mentioned a pizza place in Atlanta. So I texted my son, who stayed in Atlanta this summer to work, and asked if he'd ever eaten there. He said, "Umm, yes. That's right next door to me."
Soooo, very excited that he lives nearby, I decided I had to eat there sometime this summer. We took the opportunity on Monday before going to the Giants vs Braves baseball game, where we got to see my nephew, Buster Posy, who plays for the Giants.
First, two of my kids got dressed in their spirit wear, prepared to support their cousin! :)
Then we walked two doors down to Antico Napolitana Pizza. To read about it on Food Network, click here.
Once inside, we decided to get two pizzas for five of us--me, my three kids plus my son's fiancee (hubby couldn't be there). We ordered their most popular pizza, the one featured on the show: San Gennaro. And also ordered the Margherita pizza.
While we waited, we watched them cook in one of the three pizza ovens that hit 900 degrees.
The dough room was empty. They must prep in the morning, because their website says they serve until they run out of dough!
Before long, we had our pizzas! Here's what was left after we tore into the San Genarro. It had sauce made of San Marzano tomatoes, which is what I love to buy for my spaghetti sauce. Very sweet and rich. And was also topped by roasted sausage, Italian bufala mozzarella, sweet cipolline onions, and AMAZING sweet and spicy peppers. On the Food Network show, Aaron Sanchez called them dolche piccante peppers.
Here's your pizza tip for the day: Aaron also mentioned that they put cheese on the pizza before the sauce to keep the crust from getting soggy.
|Ooey, gooey cheese!! The best thing ever.|
Here's our second pizza. The Margherita, with San Marzanos, garlic, basil, and bufala. I read an article about the owner, and it said he flies in 500-600 cases of cheese from Italy each week.
Both pizzas were outstanding. With two hungry men (not to mention three hungry gals!), we cleaned the trays except for a few bits of crust. :)
Then we headed on to the game to watch Buster (my husband's sister's son) play!
|While warming up. Photo taken by my father-in-law's cousin, James Cannon.|
Here's my oldest son, his fiancee and my in-laws, who got us the tickets.
A gorgeous (yet terribly hot and humid) Atlanta evening.
We had so much fun getting to see Buster hit a home run!
Afterward, we got to go deep into the stadium, outside the locker room, to wait with other family and friends to greet the players as they headed toward the team buses.
We hadn't seen Buster since a family wedding in January, so it was great to have a few minutes to catch up.
Next week, I'll show you my pizza making skills. Unfortunately, I made the pizza before eating at Antico. But maybe I'll get a chance to try my hand again before then. :)
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