Well I am more or less settled into my new apartment. Most everything is unpacked and with the addition of a new dresser from IKEA on Saturday, things are pretty much put away.
The weekend was pretty busy and full of food. On Thursday night, dinner at El Cholo. Friday was dinner at Pizzeria Mozza. Breakfast on Saturday at The Griddle (I had a 2-Stack of the “Tis the Season” pancakes…which are made with pumpkin pie filling in the batter). Dinner on Saturday was my first trip to The Counter, a build your own gormet burger place.
Mozza was excellent. Fried Squash Blossoms filled with Ricotta for an appetizer. I had a pizza with house made fennel sausage, bacon and salami for the main course and then the Butterscotch pudding for dessert. It was my second trip to Mozza, and I think the pizza is really good, however I think Apizza Scholls in Portland still gets my vote for best pizza.
The Counter, was ok, but I wasn’t that impressed. Basically you get to choose your toppings on your choice of patty (beef, turkey, vegetarian). There is a wide variety of toppings to choose from and the price of the burger isn’t that outrageous (though still on higher end of things – $8.25 for a 1/3 lb burger with 1 cheese, 4 toppings, and 1 sauce). On paper, pretty good idea. In practice, I found the toppings to be over done (as in too much). I got the beef patty with blue cheese, mixed baby greens, sprouts, and honey mustard and bbq sauce. It was good, but there was too much blue cheese on it, which kinda overpowered the rest of the burger.
On Monday, I finally replaced my mobile phone with the new Blackberry Pearl Flip. I was a little torn about getting an iPhone 3G, but decided that the cost of the service on AT&T was too much, especially when I could get a Blackberry on T-Mobile for about $30 less a month. So I stayed with T-Mobile. So far I like the phone. I’m still getting used to the Blackberry software…and its definitely not an iPhone in terms of its media and web handling…but it’ll work for me.