i had only heard good things about abbot's, and wanted to try it. i thought it would be good, though i doubted it would be amazing - pizza is always, just pizza, right? wrong. i loved it. i mean i loooooooooooooved it. do i gush? yes, yes i do. erotic evidence on the link below :)
pizza BIANCA has no tomato sauce. had i carefully read their menuboard, i would have seen that abbots makes their bianca with GARLIC PESTO sauce and would not have ordered it. but thankfully, my animalistic hunger took over and i rushed right into it, simply pointing like a chimpanzee to order. what an excellent uninformed choice. it wasnt a sauce that overwhelmed the whole crust as much as it was just another fragrantly garlic, faintly pesto topping in perfect balance with red onions, fresh tomatoes, julienned basil, and mozzarella and ricotta cheeses.
many times ive scorched the roof of my mouth, so my first bite of the bianca was careful. the crust was thin and crisp. the pizza wasnt hot, just very warm, so i devoured it, only pausing for the first heavy dot of ricotta. it added a subtly sweet creaminess to several fleeting moments. bite after bite, and my last bite of the poppyseed crust alone was like a perfectly toasted, proper poppyseed bagel. its crunchy first on the outside, then thick and chewy on the inside. this, the bagel crust, is what make abbots pizza company famous - onion, garlic, sesame, poppy, a mix of all four called the blend, and just plain hot-crust. thick and thin, crisp and chewy; abbots has the best of four crusty worlds.
i force myself to slow down for the POPEYE's CHICKEN pizza. spinach, mushroom, onions, and mozzarella cheese, on the same garlic pesto sauce, along with a tequila lime chicken which i pluck pluck pluck right off. the chickens marinade wasnt bad, just too much flavor stimulation with the garlic pesto already.
olive pesto sauce underscores the symphony of mushrooms and cheeses on the WILD MUSHROOM pizza. portobello, oyster, button and shiitake mushrooms in perfect rhythm with parmesan, romano, and mozzarella cheeses. ohmigod. its so good. this is the one. this is my favorite. i mmm-ed with every bite, and im pretty sure my head was slightly tilted back with eyes closed through at least half of it. i wanted more, but i cant. three slices and we're done.
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