Sunday, February 23
We decided to go to a pizza place we’d never tried before. One we’d actually have to drive to get to. Our neighborhood is full of tons of restaurants with excellent vegan options, so we rarely actually get in the car to go out to eat. This was different thoug, because we also wanted to check out the jazz at the little bar adjacent to the pizza place. So, in the car and off to Vesuvius it was. We started off with a Greek salad (hold the feta, please) and an excellent salad it was. It was also huge, so the waitress advised us to split it. They don’t carry vegan cheese, so we did something I am generally morally opposed to and ordered a cheese-less pizza. I’m a native of the NYC suburbs. Pizza without cheese is a punishable crime. We’ve done this before and it hasn’t been the end of the world, but this time I was actually blown away. We got the veggie pizza, hold the mushroom since Seth hates them (grumble, grumble) and hold the cheese. Holy vegan pepperoni Batman it was good! Seriously, the crust and sauce were so yummy I think the cheese would have taken away from the pizza rather than adding to it. It was also positively loaded with veggies – red & green peppers, spinach, olives, grape tomatoes and onions. Once we were happily filled with pizza, we went through the bookcase in the back into the bar, called Speakeasy, next door to hear some jazz., which they have on Sunday nights. The band was amazing – really, you should go. There was a guest sax player who completely blew me away. This was a fun Sunday night, low-key date night. Definitely will be doing this again. Oh, and you can get into the bar from the street, but really, why? It’s more fun to use the bookcase.