A date night that involves wicked good pizza and the Red Sox? Sign me up!!
Last night, Mal and I enjoyed dinner at Naked Pizza in Coolidge Corner followed by a baseball game at Fenway. (We scored grandstand tickets at face value off Craigslist! Wahoo!)
The folks at Naked invited me to try their delicious pizza pies, so a trip into the city was the perfect excuse to stop by and see what they were all about.
Naked Pizza uses simple, all-natural, whole food ingredients in their pizzas. The dough, sauce, and cheese contain no additives, preservatives, colorants or weird chemicals of any kind, and they even use a special prebiotic dough, which is made with more than 10 seeds and grains and fortified with probiotics. Interesting, right?
To make your pizza, you start by picking a crust””either original, skinny, or gluten-free””and then you select your ingredients or pick a combination from Naked’s favorites. The pizza is cooked to order and takes about 10 minutes.
Since I am a huge fan of jumping on diet bandwagons [insert sarcasm], I chose the gluten-free crust for my pizza. (In all seriousness, avoiding gluten has really helped my digestive issues.)
As for toppings, I went with the Smokehouse, which was hickory-smoked BBQ sauce, red onion, and chicken. It was so delicious! The toppings were fresh and flavorful and the crust was really amazing. I honestly wouldn’t have known it was gluten-free if I hadn’t ordered it myself!
Once we finished eating our pizza, Mal and I started to walk down Beacon Street to Fenway. We had about 45 minutes to kill before the game started, so we stopped by the Beacon Street Tavern for a drink.
I’ve been on a major Arnold Palmer kick lately, so as soon as I saw the Boston Palmer on the drink menu, I knew I needed to order it. In the mix: Absolute Wild Tea, basil simple syrup, lemon, and a splash of tea. Mmm! I loved it!
We arrived at Fenway right as the National Anthem was being sung, so we headed straight to our seats.
Mal and I had a great time watching the game. The Red Sox scored six runs in the first inning and there were a few homeruns, so it was a pretty exciting game. The Red Sox ended up killing the Orioles 10-3.
Off to tackle my long run! Wish me luck!