Elliptical – 30 mins
Walked dog – 2.45 miles
A short and easy workout today, all I had time for.
Yesterday I went to Costco because I was feeling like I had too much money in my pocket and needed to get rid of it fast. Plus, Costco sells everything… including smartcars now:
I want to trade mine in and get a convertible one. or a minivan-smartcar. Now that’d be sweet.
Not sweet was trying to puzzle fit all my groceries into my smartcar…
Last night we went to Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa; I had read great reviews so when I saw a Groupon for the place I bought it: 2 glasses of wine, 2 appetizer salads, and 2 entrees for $46.
Anyone ever been to Pizzeria Mozza? The original location is in LA and was started by celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich (who own 90,000 restaurants together) and Nancy Silverton.
Well, there’s now a Pizzeria Mozza in Newport Beach and although we haven’t been, I’ve read that Ortica is suppose to be just as good as Mozza. Sounds like pizza competition time.
Casual dinner date attire. I think the trick in SoCal is to spend a bunch of time and money to look like you didn’t spend any time or money on yourself.
Anyways, the restaurant was nice inside but long and narrow so you sat really close to other tables, like so close you could share pizza slices with each other.
(from their website)
You know where something’s hyped up (in your own head or otherwise) and it just doesn’t live up to the expectations? That’s what Pizzeria Ortica was for us.
The pizza was pretty dang good for Orange County – wood fired Neapolitan-style (crispy on the outside, softer in the center) but neither of us thought it was anything amazing and probably wouldn’t go back. There’s just so many other joints to try around here.
We both ordered another glass of wine and coffee and the whole bill with the $46 Groupon ended up being not cheap for pizza. It’s definitely a trendier spot and the price reflects that. Fun to try but not on my “do before I die” list.
Something on my “do before I die” list? Eat at every froyo joint in the world. dream big, baby.