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The Good, The Bad, The Pizza

12 Jul

I’m not going to hold back on my review of Hearth and Harvest Pizza in Saratoga Springs, NY. Because, at the same time,  it’s so good…and so bad.

But I’m the first to admit that while I kvetch while we’re there, I always want to go back for one reason only: THE PIZZA IS DELICIOUS!

Hearth and Harvest starts with simple, organic, (sometimes) local ingredients. Check it out yourself by reviewing their menu.  We usually order the Mammie’s Poppy salad (overpriced and the lettuce is past-it’s-prime) and the basic Hearth House pizza.

Here’s the wood-fired pizza oven which is a key reason this pizza is so delicious. The crust is perfection!

Isn’t this beautiful?

So while I complain about the wait time (ridiculous for a pizza that cooks in minutes), the service (knock, knock, hellllllooooooooo), the furniture (chintzy), the water (fish, fish, fish taste), and the lack of appetizers (none!), look at how happy I am. Did I say that I love this pizza?

My friends over at the Saratoga Seen blog have had a mixed bag of experiences. Click here to read their feedback.

Click here to see what the folks at Yelp have to say.

Gang, what are your thoughts about H&H? And what is your favorite pizza place Upstate? (BTW, I also love Ferretti’s in Clifton Park…YUM)


Oh Dairy Princess!

5 Jul

There is heaven at 476 Maple Ave in Saratoga Springs. It’s called The Dairy Haus and their lemon soft serve is to die for.

I am not a fan of most local ice cream joints. The soft serve ice cream just ucks me out and gives me a weird frothy-feeling belly.

But the Dairy Haus has the most delicious soft lemon ice cream. It’s sweet and oh so creamy…as you can see from the licking.

They also have a shaded tent and swings. Y’know for swinging and stuffing your face.

I’ve had other things (hot fudge sundaes and such) and they are quite good. But, I’m telling you: the lemony soft serve rocks!

Others on Yelp like The Dairy Haus, too (click here for full Yelp reviews).