|The hip yet laid-back vibe at Danilo's|
Fast forward 17 months and I am enjoying a thin crust Toscano pizza that features proscuitto, cappicolo and salami. Each slice is a passionate and harmonious marriage of salty-sweet cured meats, milky cheese and sun-kissed tomatoes. The crust is gently crisp and just thick enough to cradle its judicious headdress of toppings. A robust, ruby red glass of Fontana di Papa imparts dry notes of rich, red fruits and goes down far too easily.
|Pizza Toscano with a decanter of Fontana Di Papa|
I approach the counter, ogling the pastries. Here is where I get the bright idea to reintroduce myself.
Me: I don't know if you remember me.
Pat: I don't remember what I did yesterday!
Me: I was in here in December '09 and I was the only one here. I ordered a pizza.
Pat: (with glimmer of recognition) Oh yeah...now I do.
Me: I wanted to thank you again for the meal. I wrote it up as a review for Vue. I made that reference to Tony Danza.
Suddenly the tone of the conversation changes.
Pat: That was you?
Turns out Pat got teased for quite a while after that. I'm mostly sure the ribbing was good-natured, and we parted on a good note. I wish, in hindsight, that I'd said his voice was reminiscent of the lead singer in the band Amadeus...because, as it turns out, he is the lead singer. Check it out.