Thursday, July 3, 2014

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Fior di Latte Burrata with Proscuitto & Heirloom Tomatoes

When we travel we like to visit local restaurants.  Neither John or I are a fan of famous chain restaurants were all the food is mass-produced.  We do not eat McDonald's, Subway, IHOP, Burger King, Steak n' Shake, etc etc etc.  The list will go on forever.  Don't get me wrong, if I am in the need of some comfort food while traveling and don't plan to venture far from the interstate then I will go to Cracker Barrel to have breakfast food.  But that is usually where I draw the line.  Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, etc ...not much you can mess up.  Oh and I'll be upfront admit that I am a sucker for Chick Fil-A breakfast.  However, it is all too obvious that if you stop and sit down for every single meal then you are not going to add much mileage in your trip and no doubt you are going to weigh a lot more on the Richter scale.  When traveling rural we tend to have to suck it up and compromise with the township we are in.  Usually the better choice is to find a local grocery store and see if you can piece together your meal.  But this time we were lucky!

Last weekend, after a long hard day at Sea World we needed to fuel our stomachs for the ride home. Mobile phones are a dandy thing today.  On the spot, I combo Yelped & Googled great locale fare in San Antonio. And what to our eyes did appear??  A Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives feature.  A local pizza joint that does not allow call-ins because they believe in fresh quality ingredients and dining at its finest along with modest prices.  A place that makes their very own fresh Mozzarella cheese in front of you and bakes a pizza to its completeness in 90 seconds.  Yup! 90 seconds....DONE!  Only possible because of their intensly hot brick oven.

While we were there, our service was so impeccable that we completely forgot that we came in our sweaty amusement park attire and fell into a "Date Night" mood.  Amazing.  This place is a must when visiting San Antonio.  If it can transform your sleepy, dirty, and sweaty mood just like that then imagine their talent to transform their ingredients.

Fresh Sliced Prosciutto

Fresh Sliced Proscuitto

Fontina Pizza with Oak-Roasted Mushroom, Carmelized Onion and Parmigiano Reggiano

Bufala Margherita Pizza

Panna Cotta with Golden Raisins and Sweetened Cranberries

Snapshot of Dough Articles on the Wall

Snapshot of Dough Articles on the Wall

Snapshot of Dough Articles on the Wall

Snapshot of Dough Articles on the Wall

Snapshot of Dough Articles on the Wall


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