The Secret of Roan Pizza

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More excellent pizza!

This time it's on the east side of the Metro, and, though Hiawatha Pizza is certainly closer to home as the crow flies (or the bike rides), getting down there in the car is a huge pain thanks to the clusterfrak that is Lake Street. So, we present Pino's of Woodbury. I won't get into a whole review spiel here, since an excellent review is already up at S4xton. (Photo is from S4xton.) It's spot-on. I think Hiawatha is a little closer to perfect NYC-style slices. It's also a little cheaper and the slices are bigger. However, since Hiawatha does very little business, the product is often a little sitting-aroundy. I also have no confidence that Hiawatha will still be in business a year from now, whereas Pino's seems in good shape.

I'm out for some write time at the moment. Been stepping back and forth between my two most important WIPs (YA MSS the Second and the Third, that is). I'm 99% certain that the first 25 pages of YA MS the Third will be my first submission for crit at the Loft. Thing is, I feel like I'm just teetering on the edge of eureka with both projects. Like, at any moment, the thing that's going to make plots really work and feel organic is just around the corner.

So what am I doing here? Who knows. I'm probably a little afraid to get there.

Beth and I watched The Secret of Roan Inish last night. I still love it. Beth was very against it from the get go. I think the scene in which cousin Tadgh tells Fiona about the family's odd mating history is what got her turning around on the issue. Either that or she just said at the end that she liked it to shut me up and she actually didn't like it. Who knows. Anyway, I very much want to read the book on which it's based, The Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry. Has anyone out there?


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Alea said...

Ahh I'll have to go find that place. I think I know where it is but I haven't actually seen it. Good to know, we usually just do Papa Johns or Papa Murphy's, will have to go there for dinner sometime!

September 20, 2009 at 2:35 PM
Steve Brezenoff said...

Alea: from the corner near the Holiday station, it's sort of behind the Carbone's, so you can't really see it from the road. It's totally worth finding though! I hope you try it and like it as much as I did.

September 20, 2009 at 2:44 PM
Alea said...

I looked at the address and yeah I know where it is, I just don't go over there a whole lot! I do like the chinese restaurant there though and there used to be a good candy store there too ha! It's like 5 minutes away so yeah, next time i'm looking for somewhere to go, it will be there! :D

September 20, 2009 at 2:47 PM
Cindy Callaghan said...

Growing up in Northern NJ, I "jumped the line" into NYC often. I'm in DE now, and miss a flat, crispy slice.. ** mouth waters**
Cindy Callaghan

September 30, 2009 at 2:23 PM