A few weeks my true blue New Englander BF and I went out to one of the few places in the country that does REAL Pizza. It has some sorta Italian Pizza Society seal and honestly, it was good
at least I thought so. BF however, like most L.A. transplants went on to dissect exactly every bit of what is wrong with it. Being an L.A. native, Ive heard this song and dance before and as he ranted, I admit, I kinda fuzzed it out
Until, he ended his rant with,
Wait until you try REAL pizza at Pizzeria Regina when we go home
AH HA a challenge
Ive had NY style pizzas from all the famous places, and to be honest, Ive never found them to be all that much better than the stuff we have here in L.A. Further, my travels to Chicago has left me a deep dish girl So I looked forward to trying this famous Pizzeria Regina and seeing if it indeed lived up to the hype and if not, I would prove my theory that those who didnt grow up with Smog, react to it by developing a complainer gene LOL!!
And so we flew home to spend Christmas in New England! Sadly, because of a little luggage mishap, by the time we got out of the airport it was LATE But there was no way we were going to miss that pizza So we called a to go order from the airport and picked it up to much on as we did a mini tour of Boston
We got half cheese and half mushroom and sausage (my favorite! :)) And although it had steamed a little in the box that was one might fine pizza! However, I cant say the pizza tasted REMARKABLY better than some Ive had in L.A., or had made at home myself. I did learn to appreciate one thing about it (Which in all fairness is the center of all of BFs Pizza rant), that this type of pizza does INDEED have the magic element of Floppy/Crispy Crust. The crust indeed had a wonderful crispness to it, but folded neatly for easy car eatin. I really CANT think of an L.A. place that does it just this way So as we drove into Wrentham, polishing off that pie I became aware on how something as a little as this texture element could be missed I know I will
And so while we arrived to Boston Late, we also left LATE!! At least I did With all the festivities of the Holiday, I didnt have time to pack a lunch for the plane (Boston to L.A. is a LONG flight) so I decided to end the trip in Cliché Boston Tourist style with a take out dinner from Legal Seafood in Terminal C
While BF was glowing after being asked for an interview by NECN, I went to go submit an order Only to get it 5 minutes BEFORE my final boarding call and still having to go through screening
Needless to say, if on Boxing Day, you saw a Mexican Girl running through Logan in her stocking feet with a big bag of Legal Seafood behind her that was me So place orders with plenty of time You have been warned
I made it just in time and somewhere over the Midwest, we enjoyed:
Portuguese Fish Stew: Not at all what we expected, but very good. Lots of great shell fish and Portuguese sausage. It reminded me of a Jambalaya, and actually would have loved some rice with it
Shrimp Wrap: I wanted something light, not messy nor fishy (Didnt want to annoy my fellow passengers with fishy, fried smells) and this was a great deal! The wrap was large and the shrimp salad very tasty, full of firm yummy Shrimp. Also included in the meal were French fries, cole slaw (With a mayo based dressing) and a cup of Chowder Yum!
All in all, a great meal to end our trip and my exploration of New England Chow (We had other great meals, but that belongs on the NE board). Im looking forward to a trip back so I can actually spend some TIME in Boston and having another slice of that thin, floppy, crusty pizza :)