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Have Chow, will travel: An L.A. Hound's Visit Boston… sorta…

Dommy! | Dec 29, 2005 02:31 PM

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, I’ve 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…

I’ve had NY style pizzas from all the famous places, and to be honest, I’ve 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 didn’t 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 can’t say the pizza tasted REMARKABLY better than some I’ve 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 BF’s 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 CAN’T 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 didn’t 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 (Didn’t 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). I’m 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… :)

--Dommy!

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