Friday night Pizza Night

The long awaited weekend is finally here.  After last weekend’s drill, I am ready to just take it easy and relax this weekend and get outside to enjoy this beautiful weather we’re going to be having.  No big plans for us today.  We’re going to pick up Oliver from hub’s parents and probably take him on a short little walk, since he’ll likely be tired from playing with the other dogs all week.  Tomorrow we start our birthing classes & Monday we get to hear the sweet little baby’s heart beat.

Last night, LC & I went on a little date night to Transfer Pizza.  It was our first time visiting so we didn’t really know what to expect.  I had heard a lot of good things about it from co-workers and friends so I thought we’d check it out.  Plus, the baby really wanted some pizza.  When we got there, the hostess told us it would be about a 30 minute wait.  We waited about 10 minutes before two spots opened up at the bar, so we decided to eat there instead.  Their bar is much roomier than other restaurants, we weren’t smooshed up against the people to the sides of us so it was a good alternative when you’re extremely hungry and don’t want to wait for a table.

One problem that I find at restaurants that offer gluten-free options, is that they’ll have gluten-free meals but no gluten-free appetizers.  What fun is eating dips without bread or something to dip it in?  Not at Transfer.  Imagine my excitement when I saw they offered gluten-free toasted bread along side their artichoke and spinach dip.  I was in heaven.

Full of cheese and spinach, just the way I like it.  Hubs, let me have the last few pieces because he knows that it’s not often we go places and I can just eat bread freely.  What a guy!  And when the bread was gone and it was just the dip left in the bowl, I picked up the spoon and ate it.  He gave me this look like, are you serious?  To which I responded, “What?  Spinach and cheese are good for the baby!” That put the judgy looks to rest.

A few minutes after we I was done demolishing the spinach dip, our pizza came out.  The gluten-free pizza only comes in a small, but that is definitely enough for one, if not two people.  Torn between what kind of pizza to order I settled on a traditional deluxe with peperoni.  They had everything from BBQ chicken pizza, to pesto and cheese pizza and it can all be made on a gluten-free crust.  It was a tough decision.  Hubs ordered their special for the evening, which was something similar to an italian beef sandwich.  He loved it and ate the whole thing, probably because he got shafted from the appetizer 🙂 I ended up taking 1/2 of my pizza home with me.

Today’s lunch!

The pizza was very good and loaded with tons of toppings.  I had whole olives falling off of my slice.   The crust was nice and crispy.  We both decided that we would definitely be back here again since we both enjoyed our pizza very much.  I’d like to go back on a Monday because they don’t do an up-charge for gluten-free crust and they have 2 for 1 bottles of New Grist, Lakefront Brewery’s gluten-free beer.  That latter part will have to wait another 7/8 months or so but still a really good deal!

I’m off to go do my prenatal Bar Method DVD, a nice strengthening workout for the day.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.    


One thought on “Friday night Pizza Night

  1. Julie March 10, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    I'm glad you enjoyed your experience at Transfer! Have a great rest of the weekend! 🙂


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