Wednesday, February 16, 2011
World Tour: Part 1, Day 7
We should have eaten at Teo's restaurant this afternoon, but in the spirit of adventure (or stupidity) we decided to try something new. Teo and his wife own a little place by the Colosseum called Ostaria Da Nerone and it's fan-effing-tastic. We ate there other day for the first time, and after our meals Teo poured us two shots of some sort of sweet flavored rainbow concoction which had us wandering the streets of Rome like two googly eyed crack addicts who'd just gotten their first fix in weeks. Teo, America thanks you.
But anyway, no no no no no, we didn't go back, we instead ate at a little pizzeria around the corner from the Pantheon that had a photograph of President Obama at the front door. Alongside it was a picture of Notre Dame Architecture School's Class Of 2011 with Guns 'N Roses Paradise City blaring in the background and sung as a ballad. By a girl. With a French accent.
In retrospect, ALL. RED. FLAGS.
We settled into the empty dining area (red flag) and ordered from the English menu (red flag) a pepperoni pizza with a side of broccoli. Moments later, our food arrived and we were being served red pepper pizza with a side of cauliflower.
Cauliflower. Instead of broccoli. Come on, Jersey Shore.
We decided to let the pizza thing go, since pepperoni pizza doesn't even really exist in Italy, but we mentioned to our server that we'd ordered broccoli not cauliflower. Annoyed, he pointed at the mushy white pile on my plate and said, "That is broccoli!" as if I'd just accused him of stealing my purse or dressing as a transgender.
Holy awkward moment of silence.
Andrew and I both just kind of sat there unsure if he was going to hit one of us and then he exclaimed, "Well you should have said you wanted GREEN broccoli!"
Of course. When in Rome...
World Tour: Part 1, Day 6
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World Tour: Part 1, Day 3
World Tour: Part 1, Day 2
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