Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza has brought back some old favorites and created a few new ones to try (many of which are marked GF on their new menu). Now is the perfect time to visit your local Sammy’s after a long day of Christmas shopping. After all, why not treat yourself during the holiday season?
I recently visited my Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and had some pretty darn good things! The highlight of the meal was actually my husband’s appetizer: Kobe Beef Chili. It had awesomely huge chunks of Kobe beef, the perfect spice level and was just the right size to pair with a salad for a filling healthy dinner. It comes topped with a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese and scallions. This is one of those dishes that you just can’t pass up!
Up next: my appetizer came from the new Tapas portion of the menu. Oak Roasted Asparagus. Long majestic spears of asparagus, lightly coasted with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. There was 1 lonely slice of prosicutto draped lovingly across the spears (I personally can never have enough prosicutto…). From the description on the menu, I had assumed that each piece of asparagus would have it’s own piece of prosicutto. Randomly placed over the top were wafer thin slices of fresh parmesan cheese, slightly melted by the heat of the asparagus. The asparagus was thick, so the stem end was a little woody, but the tip end wonderfully soaked up the oil and vinegar.
We decided to split a salad (because really, how much can you eat in a meal?) This way we could feel healthy as we chowed down on decadent pizza. Let’s start with the salad. We had the grilled balsamic chicken salad because I thought it would pair nicely with the balsamic on my asparagus. Overall, it was just okay. The chicken was a little dry (seemed over cooked slightly), the dressing was nice and tangy, there was just enough to flavor every bite, but not make the lettuce soggy. It was sprinkled with a nice gorgonzola cheese and walnuts for crunch. I loved the touch of the nuts, made me not miss croutons because the mouth feel was similar.
I had my first taste of grits. Ever. Really. My husband couldn’t believe it either. I’m still a little undecided if I like them or not. He said they were good. I know I liked the shrimp, chorizo, and swiss chard..the grits, they were a little heavy and dense feeling. My husband said that’s what grits is supposed to be. They were super cheesy, which made them okay in my mind.
On to my absolute favorite part of the meal: Gluten Free Pizza!!! I had the Margarita Pizza. To start off it was beautiful to look at with a pretty pinwheel design out of homemade pesto sauce. The buratta cheese was super melty and the grape tomatoes were sliced in half so they popped in your mouth as you bit into them. The crust was slightly crunchy which is a must have with a gluten free crust. Usually I put some sort of meat as a must have on pizza, but this pizza was so tasty I didn’t even miss it!How can you not want to eat something a beautiful as that?? I know I can’t resist