It has been a long time since I’ve been to Za in Arlington. My friend and I decided to go there on Tuesday night for some yummy pizza and we weren’t disappointed. I love this place because they pretty much just do pizza and salads – yes, kind of like Cambridge 1 – but it’s a little bit nicer in terms of atmosphere and layout, and they have a nice selection of wines. Tony thinks it’s a little too “shee-shee” for pizza. Oh well, you can’t please them all, right?
Anyway, this time I had one of their chalkboard special pizzas: Maine Ducktrap Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche, Caramelized Onions, Fontina Cheese, Red Onions, Capers, Dill, and Lemon Vinaigrette. But because of allergy reasons, I omitted the capers and lemon vinaigrette. I got a little bit of olive oil on the side in case it was dry, and that worked perfectly fine.
It was quite delicious and I’d highly recommend it. Although, I think next time I’ll request no red onions because there were a TON of them and it was a bit too overpowering for my tastes (as you can see in this photo below).
She was smart and saved room for one of their desserts – the Bourbon Pecan Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream. Yum-o! I tried a tiny bite and it was very yummy (although she said that it wasn’t as good as her mom’s pecan pie – LOL).
And the sign of a truly good friend? One that’ll hide a dessert that you are forbidden to eat due to stupid food allergies so that you don’t salivate all over yourself. (P.S. Pecan pie is my FAVORITE kind of pie!)