Sunday, May 31, 2009

2007 Etude Pinot Noir Rosé

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

2006 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Uvas Creek Vineyard

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2007 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Pizzuto Ravioli - Eatontown, NJ

Well, after a long time of no time to write, I took a few minutes today from the normal grind and took a walk off the fort, to check out the new Italian deli up the road here in Eatontown.
Pizzuto Ravioli just opened up a few weeks ago, and is a welcome addition to the Eatontown area. The real beauty about "PR" is the fact that I can walk there just as fast as it would take me to walk across the parking lot here on the fort to get to my car. In less than 5 minutes, I can be browsing the incredible selection of fresh pasta, cheese, various meats, and many deli case style cooked dishes.
Pizzuto Ravioli
17-15 Main Street / Route 35
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Phone: (732)544-2000
FAX: (732)544-2003
Unfortunately, their website is not up and running yet, but hopefully it will be in a few weeks. In the meantime, there is a link with their menu on FLICKR located HERE.
Upon first walking in, this place really reminded me of the new Dolce & Clementes located in Robbinsville. They had a lot of the same meats & cheeses, as well as many options for fresh, as well as frozen and dried pastas.
It's nice to see a great selection of freshly sliced Boar's Head meats & cheeses in the deli case, as well as the many different freshly prepared dishes, ranging from baked ziti, to chicken parm, to sausage & peppers, to lasanga. I could go on and on as there were a good 30 dishes in the case, warmed to order.
On the back wall is a list of 24 of their signature sandwiches, all made to order. I opted for "The Brooklyn," comprised of grilled sausage (your choice of hot or sweet), adorned with fried red & green peppers, and topped with melted provolone cheese on a freshly backed torpedo roll!
Unfortunately, I did not ask if they made their sausage their fresh, but it sure was tasty. I opted for the sweet, and it was seasoned very nicely, and just had an all around good flavor. The peppers too were pain fried nicely, and gave the sandwich some noce complexity. Top it with some melted provolone, and you have a winner.
Some other things that look exciting, that I also look forward to trying are their many different stuffed bread, ranging from stromboli, to spinach & mozz, the meatball, chicken, etc. They also have a large selection of wraps, hot and cold subs, salads, and fresh breads and rolls.
In short, this is a nice breath of fresh air for something to be walking distance from the office, and I look forward to trying their other items. Hopefully their website is up and running soon so you too can see what they have to offer! Cheers!