October 9, 2018

Food for Thought

Every time I ordered anything other than pizza at a pizzeria, I regretted it. So, when @foodandfootprints and @nigelsie recommended this ribeye steak from a pizzeria, I was skeptical until the last moment despite my sky-high regard for their opinions. While nervously waiting for the steak with my friend, I was telling him how I was going to downgrade @foodandfootprints and @nigelsie if this steak turned out to be a flop. Other than on the menu, there is no indication that they serve steak, inside or outside. The place just looks like an ordinary pizzeria. For a moment I thought it might be a prank that I fell for. When I finally saw the real thing, I was impressed (and relieved). I ordered a slice of pizza too so you can see the surreal contrast. It was a damn good steak! Perfectly seasoned and cooked to medium rare.

The idea of a steakhouse serving pizza doesn’t sound so strange but a pizzeria serving steak sounds wrong. Why? I think it’s because we assume the higher the price, the more difficult it is to make. But pizza is actually harder to make. Many of us can cook a great steak at home as long as we can get great meat, but how many of us can make great pizza at home?

Whoever first ordered the steak at this pizzeria without any recommendations is as courageous as the person who thought eating moldy, stinky cheese was a good idea. Was that you @foodandfootprints

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