We planned to eat at Mia Francesca on Clark Street, which is right in the middle of Wrigley-/trendyville. We drove past and saw through the windows that it was crowded and that the tables were too close together for my taste. I hate it when I'm practically having a meal with the people on either side of me. They may not be paying me any attention at all, but I'm convinced that they are because I'm paranoid like that, and then I feel self-conscious and can't enjoy my meal or my company, even if it's my husband. And I keep thinking that I'm going to bump elbows with the people on either side of me. Who wants to feel like that?
|Way too close together.|
We had toasted ravioli and jalapeño bottle caps for appetizers. I liked the cheese ravioli better than the meat. The bottle caps are sliced jalapeños lightly battered and deep fried. The no-nonsense waitress wasn't kidding when she said they were spicy, and kept my Sprite coming. These tided us over while we waited for our pizza, which was good.
|I know the picture sucks, but my phone|
was dying so the flash wouldn't work.
A band called the Gino Fontine Strolling Trio was playing that night. They went from table to table taking requests, but they mostly played jazz tunes. Gino plays a violin, while the other two play a stand-up bass and acoustic guitar. They were my favorite part of the experience! And it definitely was an experience. I'm sure the food at Mia Francesca is better, but it's the overall experience that counts, amirite?
Linking up with the folks at yeah write this weekend for the moonshine grid #107. Hope to see you there!