Do you tend to frequent the same restaurants over and over again? Isn't it getting boring? I was bored with our usual and decided to look to Yelp for a new recommendation. We ended up at this new jewel called the Skinny Pig Pizza Shack.
The owner greeted us at the entrance with a warm hello and her daughter (one of them) showed us to our table. The dining area is small, cozy and inviting.
We were then informed everything is gluten free and high in fiber. My husband looks at me with concern. We are thankful to have excellent health and no need to eat gluten free. And with that being said, despite the numerous product samples and friends' best efforts at trying to make gluten free doughs and breads taste good to us, we simply prefer wheat products. I was still excited to try it and my husband is a good sport and was willing to give it a go.
The appetizers all sounded amazing: fresh fruit skewers, veggies, guacamole and bacon and more. We tried the vegetables and cheese grilled: amazing!!
Normally, I don't even care for mushrooms but I ate every last one in this bowl of deliciousness! It is full of flavor, creamy and you cannot get enough! Although this is not low calorie thanks to the delicious cheese, it is dense in nutrients and high in fiber. For me, this could have been my entire meal. It was a generous portion and satisfying.
My husband ordered guacamole with bacon as his appetizer. It came with gluten-free cheese crackers, which were delightful. This also could be a meal in itself or you could easily share this with 3-4 people. It is so, so good. Fresh, different and satisfying.
After the appetizers, I was super excited. This is clearly a lady who knows how to cook and how to use vegetables and make them taste delicious. When the pizza arrived, I was surprised at the large portion. It is sold by the slice or by the entire pizza. We ordered slices to try a variety of flavors. The dough was soft and tasted just like pizza dough. We both really liked the tomato sauce. Every slice of pizza was delicious.
This menu made me think of my friends and patients who struggle daily with real health issues. It can be extremely difficult to be able to go out and enjoy food in a typical restaurant. This place could be a little reprieve. The work has been done for you. The menu has the nutrition facts and the carbs counted for those with diabetes.
The owner shared her story with me. She developed the idea for this restaurant from her own struggles. She is very passionate about this restaurant being enjoyed by all people, even those who have medical problems that limits their food options. She has walked in those shoes and want her restaurant to be a place where people with celiac disease and diabetes can bring their friends and families to enjoy a meal without worrying about their disease, even if it be for only one meal. Everyone will enjoy it. Please go try it out and enjoy!!
I didn't go to this restaurant for a blog post, but I loved it, and thought, I should share this new hidden jewel. Check out their facebook page.
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