Chow Bella

10 Best Things I Ate in January

Like a lot of folks in the Valley, I was stricken by germs of the nastiest nature this month (so many hot toddies and TV).

See also: The 10 Best Things I Ate in 2012

But despite the lingering ailments, I still managed to find some great eats for January. From old favorites to new finds and cheap food on the fly, here are 10 of my favorites. Enjoy.

Wiseguy at Pizzeria Bianco Thanks to just-announced new hours -- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday -- love means (possibly) never having to wait in line again at Chris Bianco's legendary downtown pizza parlor. A recent lunchtime pop-in saw me munching on a Wiseguy ($16), Bianco's killer white pie of wood-roasted onion, heady house-smoked mozzarella, and fennel sausage, just a few minutes after I walked in the door. Bliss.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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