I’ve become very indecisive as of late. On Friday morning, we decided to head to Lolita for dinner since we haven’t been there in awhile (yes, I think about what I’m going to have for dinner within an hour of waking up). But then my friend Christina sent me this link to the fantastic story on Melt in USA Today (good for them!). So that made me want a deluxe grilled cheese for dinner instead. However, come 4:30 that afternoon and already falling victim to a growling stomach, the thought of waiting up to two hours for a seat at Melt quickly changed things. So instead of going back to our original plan of Lolita, we decided to head to Flying Fig for happy hour after a coworker said something about the pork nachos. Well, that didn’t pan out either. After driving around for 15 minutes looking for parking (apparently we weren’t the only ones with that same thought – everyone in that area was packed, including Bar Cento and Great Lakes), we threw in the towel and realized we should have stuck with our first thought. And that’s how we (happily) ended up on Lolita’s cozy patio Friday night.
Not surprisingly, this place was crowded, too. Luckily, there was a table open on the patio (thank god because at this point, I was ready to stand by the kitchen and beg Chef Matt for anything I could get my hands on – the joys of pregnancy…).
This was my first time on the patio. It’s really cute, with a great garden and well-covered from the street. The only drawback was the neighbor’s blaring classic rock station competing with Lolita’s music.
For our meal, we started with the beets of course – a must order item if you are at Lolita. Seriously the best in town. Then we decided to share two pizzas, knowing we’d have leftovers for tomorrow. We went with the basil, prosciutto and sea salt pizza and the pulled pork with smoked gouda (a sub for the cheddar that night) and salsa verde.
The beets did not disappoint and I was actually pretty close to putting in another order because they are that good. I just love the honey with the ricotta. The super thin and crispy pizzas were enjoyable as well, with the favorite definitely being the pulled pork. Really great flavor and one I’d happily order again. Next time though I think we’ll stick to one pizza because they weren’t as good the next day as I thought they would be. A little too chewy, as you might imagine, but nonetheless, still made for a good snack.