Thursday, November 09, 2006

That's amore... or more, eh

I had the good fortune today of eating at what I would say are two of Shreveport-Bossier's best Italian restaurants, AND someone else paid! (And no, I'm not ashamed of that as a just-out-of-college twentysomething. I've got plenty of years ahead to buy my own and others' meals.)

The first was on The Times' bill, since I got take a job interviewee to lunch. And it was at Olive Street Bistro. I had the spinach-stuffed cannelloni, and I have to say it was delicious. I'm a fan of almost anything with cheese and the non-contaminated green stuff, but it was really a great combination with the tangy tomato sauce.

Then tonight, I got a surpise call from my parents to meet them at L'Italiano Restaurant in Bossier City. This one seems kind of lost on people on the west side of the river, I guess it's because it's in that foreign place we call Bossier and it's not a chain... Anyhow, since I was still stuffed like cannelloni from lunch (and I am a busy night crime reporter), I just scarfed a piece of tiramisu. It was excellent. (Another nice surprise: my aunt and uncle were there and they footed the bill.)

So I love Italian food, but is it really a good idea for a (somewhat) health-conscious guy like myself to eat it twice in one day? Would you? And anybody out there got thoughts on these restaurants?


Anonymous said...

Twice in one day is no big deal. Heard of the Mediterranean diet? So drink some more red wine, have some more garlic and red sauce and through some fish in there, you'll live long!

Adam Kealoha Causey said...

I like your style, anonymous!

Anonymous said...

'"Throw" some fish in there...'

That's what I wanted to say (Mea Culpa); grilled not fried.