Dec 1, 2007


The photos got in! Yay!

They were from Jupiter, a cool little pizzeria/ bar/ jazz spot. I ate there over the summer with Priya during the apartment hunt from hell. At least I got some great food out of it. Oh, and a place to live.

I remember there being a bit of a crisis over which pizza to choose,
mostly because I'm too indecisive and Priya's too nice, but also because all the pizzas sound totally amazing. The names of the pizzas and sandwiches all relate to Astronomy and Greek mythology - like the Atlas sandwich (roasted chicken breast, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, provolone, and aioli, served on pantofolina), and the Circe pizza (shrimp, garlic, mozzarella, green onion, red chili, and cracked pepper, on an olive oil crust). We finally settled on the new Xanthia pizza - a carb-lover's dream of thinly-sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, bacon, garlic, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, crushed red pepper, and fresh herbs, on an olive oil crust. Though I had my doubts about the bacon (though I'm sure Priya didn't!), it didn't overpower the pizza at all. The combination of ricotta and mozzarella was the perfect mix of gooey, soft, and stringy that you want in every pizza. The potatoes were crispy, golden-brown, and plenty garlicky, and the red pepper and herbs added freshness. Unfortunately I don't really remember what the crust was like, but who cares, when the toppings are that good? Seriously. Go to Jupiter and never think twice about the calories you're about to ingest. It's so worth it. Now I just need to get myself to Zachary's before I can truly say anything about Berkeley pizza.

Also, enjoy (?) this wierd little widget Schmapp let me make. I don't really see the point of it since you can't even see the photos really, but uh.. just scroll to "Jupiter" and cliquez-vous! Then scroll through the photos until you see the ones credited to "Jennifer Shankey." Definately more trouble than it's worth, but whatever! I FEEL SPECIAL, KIND OF!


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