31.3.07

getting it off my chest- al rifugio or sizzlers

i ve mentioned this place before so here goes
before al rifugio was given birth as a thriving pizza place by two(?) sicilian guys it was a run off the mill turkish kebab place in paceville
i don't go out a lot anymore
paceville has become a place for young people with questionable musical tastes
and a vanguard, forward-thinker, hip trendsetter like me cannot mingle about like a cheap man-whore
however when i do
i either get shitfaced in coconut (grove) on vodka-redbull shooter trays or else i pass through after watching a film at the cinema
(by the way you ve got to watch hot fuzz, cos i watched it yesterday and its nothing short of mind blowingly spectacular[even if you read this from like the future or something, look for it or for a Multi-sense-media enhanced release of the film and love life for at least another day{you ll know what i mean}])
what i always do however if i m in town
is to pass by this al rifugio place
dont look for al rifugio as the sicilian guys in there dont seem to have been too arsed about changing the sign that says sizzlers in highlighter neon style
ok basically without cluttering this blog post any further i must prescribe
this pizza to anyone that has ever eaten.
i dont usually use a fullstop to punctuate but that seemed appropriate
what is so special about these guys' pizza is that its magnificent simplicity is like that perfect wistful song or that uniquely attractive woman you see walking by who you ll never meet again
the experince is full of presence yet a little fantastic and fleeting and out of reach...
its difficult to put to words why basic pizza crust, tomato puree, cheese and salame piccante can be so out of this world
"una al salame piccante"
that is my favorite version
my second favorite would have to be the parma ham one
i really have nothing else to say
eat this pizza
and dont feel guilty over harbouring thoughts of pizza dedicated shrine-building endeavors
i know i won't
(i ll post photographs when the project is finished)

1 comment:

Kari said...

you should try the contadina next time. it's simply fantastic.