What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters.
Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?
Share what’s on your plate!
Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.
What’s on My Plate?
My mom was here over the weekend. And since she loves me — and my kids — and my husband, too, she did kid duty while we went on a date. Hubs took me to Pizza Nova for lunch.
We’ve been looking for a smallish, local restaurant ever since we moved to San Diego three years ago. Large chain restaurants abound and we’ve faced some huge disappointments on the eating scene. But, we were very pleasantly surprised with Pizza Nova.
We each got the lunch special for $10. A little on the high end to still be called a “cheap eat,” but the food was plentiful, the service was great, and the pizza and salad were delish! I’m sorry, the salad disappeared before I remembered I had a camera on my phone.
It was a beautiful plate of mixed baby greens, candied walnuts, and crisp green apple, tossed with their house dressing which seemed to be reminiscent of mustard and raspberries.
The lunch special offers a choice of pizza: Thai Chicken, BBQ, Pepperoni-Sausage, and Margherita. Hubs chose the Margherita while I had the Thai. Both were good, though I preferred the Thai. I didn’t really care for the fontina on the Margherita. The wood-fired pizza crust is light, but crisp, a delicious foil for the toppings.
We ate outside with a clear sky, warm sun, and a light breeze, making it the ideal afternoon date.
Pizza Nova has four locations in the San Diego area: Point Loma, Hillcrest, Solana Beach, and San Marcos, so when you visit, be sure to check it out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
What’s on YOUR Plate?
Share with us a recent meal you prepared. Either link it up below or tell us about it in the comments. Please make sure that you link to www.goodcheapeats.com in your post so others know where the dinner party is.
And don’t forget to visit the other good eaters participating today. I’m sure you will be inspired to make all sorts of Good Cheap Eats at your house.