Foodie Files: La Scala's in Philly
The boyfriend and I decided for an impromptu dinner at La Scala's, a Philadelphia staple specializing in Italian food and brick oven pizzas. I pretty much love all things Italian food. I'm sure you guys will realize that in the coming posts on the blog.
Friday night = cocktails so what better to start the weekend than which a pitcher of delicious red sangria that isn't too bitter, uses great red wine, and way too easy to get tipsy off of on an empty stomach.
As we snacked on the warm mini ciabatta bread with some crack-infused spice/butter/oil mixture, the Toasted Caprese salad on Italian bread with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar really helped soak up some of the sangria so I didn't become a drunken bastard while waiting for my entrée.
Which brings me to this enjoyable little beast called Chicken san Remo. It's chicken breast cooked in vodka sauce with shrimp and crab meat with a side of pasta. I've had the Rigatoni Vodka from the sister restaurant La Scala Pronto so I knew this would be tasty. The vodka sauce it's really creamy and full of garlicky goodness. Overall, a great meal.
If you're visiting Philly, do your tastebuds a favor and stop by the corner of 7th and Chestnut and get some consistently good Italian food.