B.Y.

June 16, 2012

in dessert, restaurant, vegetarian

(Before Yelp.)

Remember those days? I hardly do. I’ve been on it since 2007!

Now I use The Actor’s Diet to scratch that itch. Though pretty much everything eaten I find tasty, so I rarely write “reviews” anymore. How many ways can you write “Delicious” and “Yum?”

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These Breakaway Cookies I’ve been going through…yes, they’re tasty too! But I will say this – they are particularly good for gluten-free and vegan treats.

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That tidbit tided me over most of the afternoon. I had quite a crazy one and needed an escape for dinner!

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We tried three places on my Smorgie list along Fairfax, but parking/traffic was a nightmare. On the way back, Abe pulled over at the first place we saw on Beverly with a space available.

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Della Terra was cozy, and accommodating to our last-minute needs.

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In the last 3 years of blogging, I research pretty much everything there is to know about a restaurant beforehand – the chef, the most popular entrees, the vegan options, where to park, how the service is, etc…I had never even heard of this trattoria (despite driving past it daily) and was flying completely blind.

And it was fun!

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Dove right into the complimentary flatbread, olives, and garlic pesto oil.

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Definitely tasted the orange peel and rosemary in there…

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…I also appreciated the parmesan baked right into these crispy, chewy pieces. Ate about 4 or 5. (Basically, 2/3 of the plate.)

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For my entree, I went with what sounded the most appealing to my tummy – the Grilled Vegetable Salad.

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Tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and asparagus with a thick, balsamic drizzle…creamy burrata plopped on top (<—my tummy is not happy with me this morning, but it was worth every bite).

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Traded a few veggies for a slice of Abe’s Campana Pizza…

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…tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, Parm Cheese and Basil, cooked in a wood-fired oven.

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Also wonderful!

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I was surprised to read the mixed reviews afterwards – even though the service was a teensy bit spotty (it took a while to get water, place our order, and my dish came out 5 minutes before Abe’s), they were super charming and we enjoyed our dinner without feeling rushed or ignored. This is the type of place locals would go to over and over again, and NOT Yelp about it, because you don’t want the whole world to know about it too.

Almost reminded me of our days in NYC, when we just wandered into any restaurant without any agenda, and just enjoyed the experience as it happened.

P.S. Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments about my new acting reel!!!

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{ 6 comments }

1 Liliana June 16, 2012 at 10:46 am

Guau!!! Abe`s pizza looks delicious, really, it remind me the pizzas that I tried last september when I was in Italy. Fantastic restaurant!! I love italian food.

2 Stacie@ Snaps and Bits June 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Wow, that looks so good! What were some of your fav spots in NYC? Now that I live 20 mi away I’m always looking for recommendations!

3 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet June 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

check the “new york” section of my “tasty travels” page! http://theactorsdiet.com/food/tasty-travels/

4 Nuria Martin June 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Hey! My husband is preparing pizza rigth now with our handmade pizza dought! Let’s try also vegetarian!
Thanks a lot to share with us your thousands “delicios” and “yum”!

5 Happy Healthy Belly June 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I drive past Della Terra all the time! I've always wondered if it is any good. That veggie plate looks amazing! I'll have to give it a try. :)

6 Lindsay June 18, 2012 at 5:23 am

Bwahaha, laughed out loud to the “how many ways can you say delicious?” because I feel the same way. I am a goat…by that I mean I eat pretty much everything and LOVE it.

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