Gathering of Friends at Iggie’sFebruary 23, 2010 at 8:17 am | Posted in Dinner, Entertainment | 10 Comments
The Friday night after the snowflakes stopped falling and the roads were starting to be “cleared” Ned and I ventured out with some of our friends to one of our favorite Friday night hangouts. Iggie’s! I have been to Iggie’s about 4 times now and it never dissapoints. First off, it is BYOB and they supply wine openers and a nice lot of wine glasses and water glasses/fresh cold water to be able to get whatever you need for your meal. Secondly, (and which is probably most important) is that they have awesome creative and delicious pizzas!
We always get the pizza of the year 2008 – the cipolla (red onion confit, mozzerella, pancetta and ricotta) and it is just to die for! We also got some salads and three other pizzas so go for the jump and check it out!
Here is their chalkboard menu- I love chalkboards… can’t wait to have my own kitchen to incorporate one myself! I love the way they word things too, as evinced by the Be Nice and below with the That’s Sea Salt Idiot! Hahahha. And how cool is that? Sea salt on the table, which mysteriously looks like parmesan.
Here’s the first of the pizzas that came to our table of 7- the Anatra- (roasted duck, blue cheese, asparagus, red onion, and mozzerella). I didn’t actually get to try this, but I recollect that everyone really likes it because of the decadent roasted duck!
And a lovely antipasto also came to the table- totally adorable and tasted as good as it looks! I stole some of the asparagus and that was tasty. I wish Ned and I could have that plate as an appetizer for dinner most days… reminds me of good times in Italy.
Here’s a crazy picture I took while fooling around with my camera settings. Iggie’s has a nice string of lights in their front window (where we were sitting) and it gives such a nice glow to the tables right there!
Here was my friend Megan’s salad- not the greatest picture but she liked it alot! It was the Iggie’s salad (baby spinach, goat cheese, mushrooms and a warm pancetta dressing). I had a bite and the dressing was so good with the spinach and cheese!
So here is that pizza I was raving about. The cipolla- it’s basically a pizza orgasm – if you could imagine such a thing. Although after each two pieces (we were discussing at the table) your tastebuds get overwhelmed and its best to switch to something else! The sweet onion and salty pancetta are just the best combination. The crust is perfectly salted and has the right thickness to hold up the pizza but to not make it a huge thing of bread with toppings!
Luckily we had two other options to go to after our tastebuds got satiated! First was the pizza of the month- the salomino- a combination of sorpressata, tomato ragu, and smoked mozzerella. I loved how the grape tomatoes burst in your mouth and the smoked cheese had great flavor too.
Lastly, was the pizza of the year 2009- the diavola- hot sausage, tomato ragu, 4 cheeses, olives and hot peppers. They were right! This pizza was hot! Really full of spicy flavor and full of meaty things. I would call this the meat lovers pizza of Iggie’s and all the boys loved it. My favorite will always be the cipolla, but my cousin Scotty also really likes the verdura fresca and the pera saporita, so next time we go I’m going to have to revisit those goodies again!
All in all, come to Iggie’s if you want a low key evening with a bunch of your best buddies for wining and dining in a relaxed and cool environment. And they let you bring dogs too! (so keep that in mind!)