Pizzeria Bianco

Goodbye Santa Fe!

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We stopped by El Parasol first thing Saturday morning...

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…and Dunkin Donuts (<---which don't exist in Los Angeles - yet)...

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...a bite of Abe's Breakfast Burrito - egg, potato, and green chiles...

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…and the Breakfast Taco Special for myself - a soft corn tortilla with egg, red salsa, and chorizo. Very, very good.

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8 breathtaking hours later...

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…with a tiny snack along the way...

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…we finally made it to Phoenix...

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…ready to chow!

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Arrived at Pizzeria Bianco 4pm - didn't even check into our hotel...

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…the wait for this place can be crazy - we lucked out and snagged the last spot at the bar.

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Reader Tracey suggested the Margherita and Rosa, and that's exactly what we ordered!

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There are no words, so I'll just let the photos speak for themselves.

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Would I wait four hours for this? I probably would. I mean, we drove all day for it - definitely lives up to the accolades.

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Afterwards, we needed to digest those two pies. Walked around the adorable area...

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…and saw three weddings!

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April 6th is a GREAT day to get married and eat chile + pizza.

Temecula Wedding: Secluded Garden Estate 

Abe and I must've said it a hundred times last night at Secluded Garden Estate  - "What a great wedding."  Congrats to Alex Rubens and his wife Emily Chang!

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The food was delicious - and there was a lot of it!

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To start - a farmers market salad that included goat cheese, and Heirloom LA's infamous Lasagna Cupcakes.

Pretty full from cocktail hour, so I skipped the bread basket, left a little of my salad, but polished off that entire cheesy amazingness. It was filled with Wild Boar, Mozzarella, and Parm.

Next up, the main course, served family style.

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I had a portion of each, followed by toasts...

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…and sweets!!!

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There were Seasonal Fresh Fruit Pies, Chocolate Chip Cookies (with toffee, sea salt) and Susan's Homemade Candy.  I don't know who Susan is.  Wedding Cake too, of course!

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Ate two pieces of cake and all the pies. Filled a bag with treats to take home, too.  I meant to share the desserts with Abe, but that didn't happen. He did help me sign the Polaroid book though.

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Thanks so much to Alex, Emily, and their families for an incredible evening!