As you may know, Sandrine's is having a different $10 special every month to celebrate their 10 years in business. We went earlier this year for the flammekuche w/ glass of wine and checked it out again on Fri. for the cheese plate w/ wine. I'm not a huge cheesehead but these were excellent. A roquefurt, a gruyere type cheese but stronger and a goat type cheese maybe. Served with some fig, a bit of fruit, great grilled raisin bread, and the normal bread basket, with a tiny glass of sauvignon blanc or red that I can't remember. We also split the traditional flammekuche (bacon and caramelized onions) and could watch them being made from our seats at the bar. The woman overheard us talking about football and joined in cuz my friend likes the Steelers and she's from outside Pittsburgh. We started talking and reaped the benefits from a wrong order, so got a mistake of a flammekuche w/ mushrooms and onions. I asked if the flammekuchen were her raison d'etre and she said she was the pastry chef and stuck making those. When my friend ordered dessert, I noticed on the menu that the pastry chef was Lee Napoli who I feel like I know after reading about her so much, so it was cool talking to her. Will look forward to their specials in the months ahead.
Stopped by Louie's ice cream on my way back from the beach yesterday and will recommend it yet again. I'm like a broken record about this place, but they have a ton of flavors, huge cones (I had to have him change it to a kiddie cone cuz the small was too much in general and esp. on a hot day when it'd melt so fast) and great prices. The grapenut felt like the best I'd ever had. They also have soft serve and Italian ice. It's on Broadway right by McGrath Hwy, by all the gas stations with gas for only $2.95.
I noticed a newish Brazilian place across the street, Pastelria or something like that.
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