Portofino: Sicilian Slice

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When I reviewed Portofino’s delicious slice of plain pizza, I made a point to say that it was not just the taste that made it special, but its huge size as well. Fortunately, the same can be said for their Sicilian slice. I have covered a Sicilian slice before (for a size reference on what normal Sicilians look like, click here), but I have never seen anything quite like this.

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This slice literally takes up two paper plates, its massive. Along with the size, there are slight differences between this and most Sicilian slices; so the question is, how does it hold up against others?

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This culinary marvel needs to be broken down into three categories; cheese, sauce, and crust. The cheese one might notice is lacking in comparison to many others, but in this case it doesn’t matter; what cheese there is provides a nice sweet flavor that compliments the sauce. And speaking of sauce, there was plenty of it. In fact, I would say that in this case the reduction in cheese is balanced out perfectly by the increase in sauce.

That leaves the crust, which very well may be the best part of this entire pizza; it is doughy (like any good Sicilian), but also has a very good light bite; and the crunch on the crust can be summed up in one word: fantastic. I have never had a slice of pizza with a crunch like this (burnt ones aside), and the crispness of the crust mixed with the cheese and sauce makes this one truly special piece of pizza.

With two reviews dedicated to their product in a week, its safe to say that Portofino Pizzeria is one of the premiere pizza shops in Westchester County. If you are a Westchester resident, or are just passing through, this is a spot that you need to visit; and if you are in Putnam County, you are close enough to visit as well, so please do; if you like pizza, you won’t regret it.

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Harry’s Burritos: Steak Burrito

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In a country dominated by Taco Bell, it is easy to settle for burritos that epitomize “average”; but fortunately for residents of Nyack (and Westchesterians willing to cross the bridge) Harry’s Burritos doesn’t settle for anything but good, quality burritos.

To be perfectly honest, Harry’s makes what is possibly the best burrito I’ve ever had; it is loaded with all sorts of tasty morsels, and is much bigger than one would expect.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a Harry’s Burrito:

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The first thing you will notice about this dish is that unlike other burritos that tend to be long and skinny, Harry’s are short and fat; this allows for an even greater amount of fresh cooked ingredients to be included.

Along with the size, the smell that this burrito gives off is nothing short of delightful; and as everyone knows, smell is an essential part of food enjoyment. As much as I hate to keep comparing this with Taco Bell, the aroma from food served at the previously mentioned food chain just cannot compare. Harry’s food smells, simply put, better than most.

Now I had the option of choosing either pork, beef, or steak for my meat; and as tempting as the other two choices were, steak was the obvious choice here. The steak they chose was tender, juicy, and flavorful; the rice (typically my least favorite part) was cooked just right, the vegetables were crisp, and the sour cream mixed within added a nice extra element.

So if you are looking for a tasty, authentic burrito, check out Harry’s Burritos in Nyack; you will receive a delicious and filling meal that will be hard to forget.

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