Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I apologize for the somewhat urine tinged hue of the photos in this post, something odd was going on with the camera.
Not too long ago me and the wife ordered some delivery from Murray's Pizza on Delaware Ave. in Delmar (menu here). Driving by Murray's, I had often noticed the seemingly incongruous (for a pizza place) Celtic theme of the signage. To my remembrances "Irish Pizza" was what I humorously entitled a class of food foisted upon my childish palate by Mom. It was any of several toaster oven concoctions involving American cheese, English muffins, Ragu, etc... Needless to say, my ol' Irish-American mom was not a student of Neapolitan pizza making techniques. I was hoping that the Murray's would offer a better product.
I ordered the above pie, half plain/half meatballs and "hot peppers." When I see hot peppers on a pizza topping menu, I think normal sandwich type vinegar peppers, not cherry peppers. Look at the amount of cherry peppers they slapped on that half of the pizza! I am no wilting lily when it comes to spicy foods, but this is a bit much. Those bad boys are hot. I had to pull most of them off and even the residual pepper juice was still pretty spicy. Aside from that, the pizza was a tad thick, soggy, and over cheesed for my tastes. The wife (the true pizza connoisseur of the household) was, likewise, not a fan.
Aside from the pizza, I spied something on the appetizer section of the menu called a "Shillelagh." I said to my wife, "Order that." She said, "What is it?" I said, "Don't care, it is called a Shillelagh, we are getting it." Here is what we got.
It was some sort of dough, bread stick, garlic thingy with marinara dipping sauce. It did kind of look like a Celtic knot of some sort, but I wanted something more Shillelagh like. Perhaps a smoked turkey leg, something I could club a burglar with.
I will probably give Murray's another try, I never judge on one experience. Maybe they make good sandwiches or something...