Ah, weekends in fall…
Plowed through several old issues of the local paper over breakfast
Saw a movie at the Arclight (“Contagion” – very good, very scary)
Ate some snacks –
Dinner with friends – we had planned to go to Cafe Gratitude but the wait was 30-45 minutes!
Osteria Mamma was also packed, but they happened to have a table for four ready.
We split the bread –
I ate 3 pieces dipped in marinara…
…3 pieces of the Vegetariana pizza…
2 different salads – 1/2 the Frescura (chopped radicchio, frisee, red onions, Belgian endive and Roma tomatoes in Italian dressing)
Plus a taste of the Fungolata – wild mushrooms, wild arugula, aged Grana Padano in lemon dressing
Also sampled (and enjoyed) my first squid ink pasta (with crab – a special)
They brought us out a complimentary tiramisu too!
As usual, everything was delicious. I’d never tried their pizza before and am glad to have a good takeout option in the ‘hood.
Off to work – today and tomorrow I’m filming the “Surrogate Valentine” sequel – if you’re in Los Angeles and want to be an extra, email firstname.lastname@example.org