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What I Ate: October 25, 2009 (Mangieri's Pizza Cafe)

Posted 25 October, 2009 at 8:49pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Lunch: We tried another place in Escarpment Village - Mangieri's Pizza Cafe (5900 Slaughter Ln W # 490, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 301-0063‎) which apparently won several CitySearch awards for best pizza. We started with a Greek salad that had too many sun-dried tomatoes, too little feta, and didn't really taste like a Greek salad.
Mangieri’s Pizza Cafe - Greek Salad

Then we shared a 12-in. Supremo Pizza. I had asked them what style of pizza they serve and they claimed it was New York-style - clearly it was not. The crust is best described as very similar to California Pizza Kitchen but without the sweetness. Although fairly thin, it's neither crispy nor foldable. The pizza toppings or pretty decent, but really when the crust isn't very good, it's just not worth it for me. At the end of the day, pizza comes down to bread with toppings and that foundation has to be better than this.
Mangieri’s Pizza Cafe - Supremo Pizza

Dinner: Tina and I attended a Beer-themed Food Bloggers Potluck at 512 Brewery.
Beer-themed Food Bloggers Potluck

A variety of foods cooked with beer from beer braised Brussels sprouts to beer battered fried avocado to beer tiramisu were eaten while participating in enjoyable conversation with other food lovers.
Beer-themed Food Bloggers Potluck
Beer-themed Food Bloggers Potluck

2 comments to What I Ate: October 25, 2009 (Mangieri's Pizza Cafe)

Oana, October 25th, 2009 at 10:57 pm:

  • What is with "Greek" salads that contain weird things like lettuce? You'd never find that in Greece. I'm clearly a purist here.

Michael Chu, October 26th, 2009 at 9:48 am:

  • Unfortunately, in American, a Greek salad is a lettuce salad along with the normal Greek salad components: tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives, onions, etc. Fortunately, Mangieri's contained lettuce because that's pretty much the only part I ate considering the skins of the cucumbers were so tough we couldn't chew them.