I went to “Your Pie” only knowing two things about it. I knew it was a new pizza place in Tallahassee and that it was a chain restaurant. The concept initially sounded great to me. “Your Pie” is a make your own pizza place – subway style. I couldn’t help but think who doesn’t want to make their own pizza? After all, people are particular about their pizza toppings. That’s when it hit me. Who doesn’t already customize their pizza order? I mean yes, if you order a pizza one might choose a meat lovers pizza, a white pie, etc. However, even though most places offer a choice of specialty pies, all the pizza places I have ever been to allow me to customize my pizza as well.
This week I was able to visit a wonderful new restaurant in Tallahassee called the Paisley Café. Opening early last week, the Paisley café is located directly behind “Lucy and Leo’s Cupcakery”. This place is like a love letter to why I love the restaurant business and the foodie scene. The owner used to work for a bank in Tallahassee. After years of putting in her time, she decided to follow her passion and open the restaurant she always wanted. The story (and food) would fit right at home on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
About the recipe This was the first thing I made after I invented my teriyaki sauce recipe. Although I did choose it because it was an obvious pair with the sauce, I also made it because I thought it would be a good dish to practice my plating skills with. The trick to this recipe is to cook it on a hot, flat surface. That is why I make it on a cast iron griddle. The teriyaki sauce was previously covered on my blog already. It can be found at this address: http://cooktheblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/recipe-teriyaki-sauce/