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The latest at Lisa G's

Last night I had a great dinner at Lisa G -- killer balls, as always, plus a few new surprises.

Lately, Lisa's been busting out with different specials. And lucky for me, I got there on pizza night (Wednesday). My table ordered up a couple of 'em as appetizers, and ended up half stuffing ourselves, they were so good. The dough's from MJ Bread (like the amazing foccacia that comes with the balls), and I loved the toppings: prosciutto, mascarpone, caramelized onions, figs, and arugula. That combo has been such a hit that Lisa's kept it that way for awhile now.

Thursdays, she's doing lasagna (I can only imagine how good that is), and Fridays, chilled poached salmon with tzatziki. Saturdays are whatever she feels like whipping up.

I was also digging the updated drinks menu. My sweetie and a friend of ours loved the caipirinha (available in plain, peach, pomegranate, or watermelon), but I went with the rosemary drop just for sheer novelty. It was actually a really tasty, sweet-tart martini made with Stirrings rosemary essence and Bong vodka. That's right, it's called Bong vodka, and it comes in a glass bottle shaped just like a water pipe. I can already think of a few people who'd like that for Christmas...

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Michele Laudig
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