Next, Becca broke me down and I ate sushi. Shame on me I know but it was her birthday. Baby wants and baby gets.
Masa of Echo Park. I've meant to get there sooner but like all things, it takes me awhile to get around to anything. Becca and I went there with our friend Jim and his girlfriend. I ordered the deep dish pizza because Quarry Girl raves so much about it. Now I will make this caveat: I did know going into it that they use corn meal in their crust, which means I am allergic to it. I can't digest corn (tears for me I know.) However, I have never tried Teese Cheese and I love love love pizza so I figured what the hell. We had a couple of beers and waited for 45 minutes for the pizza. I got the California veggie which had sundried tomatoes and spinach. The Teese was great but I wasn't in love with the pizza. Part of this prolly stems from the fact that I realized even as I ate it that I would have an impending skin inflammation at any time. But there was something too sweet about the sauce. I've never had Chicago pizza either so it confused me a little. I won't lie. However, the bread they brought out was delicious even without butter and I really enjoyed the ambiance. I will definitely be going back.
Finally, we had brunch at Flore and tried a couple of the new items. I ordered the fritata with fruit. Now this is a gluten free recipe as well as vegan. It was a tad dry but this is the gluten free of it all. I will say the kale and onions on top were really what sold me on the dish. It was so flavorful and awesome.