Happy day after the Superbowl! So glad the Packers won. In case you didn't know, the day after the Superbowl is the most called in sick day of the year. Luckily for me I didn't have to call in sick because today is a travel day...I'm heading to Washington DC! I have some guest posts lined up for you guys and I'm going to try to post as much as possible while I'm away.
In the meantime, after all the less than stellar restaurants I've been visiting lately, I finally found one that I love. For lunch yesterday I met up with my friend Emily from college to try a new restaurant at Legacy Place in Dedham, Wicked Restaurant. They also have a location in Mashpee.
The restaurant advertises it's "wood kissed pizza" on the sign, but in all honesty, the major draw of the restaurant is that almost everything is organic, freshly prepared, and locally acquired. The decor inside is a little funky, yet cozy. We were lucky enough to go during lunch when it was not busy and therefore got a booth, however, the tables in the middle looked very close together (something I really hate at a restaurant). Other than that, the restaurant was very open, and even appeared to have a loft area with tables.
Oh yeah, and we had a TV in our booth. HUGE bonus points for that. Who doesn't love being able to watch Jerry Springer while munching on pizza???
The menu does consist of more than just pizza, with a decent sized appetizer menu, selection of sandwiches and regular entrees.
To start with, we decided to start with the Parmesan Fries with Truffle Oil. Wow these were delicious. While a little overcooked and a little under-cheesed (yes that's a made up word, but whatever) I would still highly recommend getting them because they give you a good amount for only $5.
Of course we had to get pizza since that's kind of what they are known for. We went with the Margherita. Not very adventurous, I know, but a lot of the pizzas had either onions or mushrooms and their Margherita pizza had kalamata olives on it. I LOVE kalamata olives so it was the only logical choice. It did not disappoint. This may have actually taken over Bertuccis for my favorite Margherita pizza. The crust was perfectly soft and chewy and the flavors melded beautifully.
The dessert menu has a little bit of everything and has something for everyone. We settled on the Chocolate Torte. The Torte was extremely rich and sinfully chocolatey. It was the perfect amount to split and came with homemade whipped cream and raspberry sauce.
At the end of the meal, our waitress gave us the Wicked rewards card. I love it when restaurants do this. There are a few restaurants that I go to a lot and I think it would be nice if they had the same sort of rewards system for frequent customers. Thankfully, I liked Wicked so much that I will definitely be going back again and again.
What is your favorite pizza topping? Do any of your favorite restaurants have rewards programs?