Hi, I’m Teresa, and I’m a FOODaholic. And I don’t discriminate (except when it comes to certain types of mushrooms and some things mushy :X).
If you know me or have been following me on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram (PirouettePhotog), you know I love my food.
Other things you should know about me: I’m totally random and I have a strange sense of humor. It usually “seems” like I can’t stay focused on one subject for very long (SQUIRREL!)- hmm, maybe that’s why my dog and I get along so well- but it’s really because my brain works something like lightning speed fast, and my fingers can’t type that fast/the words don’t form that fast, so it appears to the general public like “RANDOMNESS”…or craziness…when in reality, everything is really actually super clear (to me. In my head). No, really. I promise.
I took my mama to a little Italian eatery/market today, and wanted to share the love.
Warning: I got too excited about my food and ate it before I realized I wanted to take pictures to show you :/ I realized today that happens a lot…Problem of a FOODaholic.
It’s a little hideaway (sort of) in Pasadena on California/Fair Oaks called “Porta Villa.” I dig their Caesar Salad and Roast Turkey Sandwich (Oh yes, and their cafe latte). I know Yelp reviews rave about their kobe beef with pesto aioli sandwich (which my husband enjoyed), but I prefer the lighter, not-so-dressed-up Roast Turkey Sandwich, which leaves me feeling healthy and light. The food comes in pretty big portions, and since I usually get the caesar salad AND roast turkey sandwich, I can never finish BOTH in one sitting (I usually finish the salad and half of sandwich).
My take on the turkey sandwich: wrapped in fresh and fluffy (not too hard to chew) baquette, the thick and lightly spread turkey deli meat plus the veggies make for a light but filling afternoon sandwich. Perfect for a good meal to leave you full and satisfied. If you’re craving hearty-HEAVY flavored sandwich, this is NOT for you. I suggest trying the Kobe Pesto Aioli sandwich instead ;)
Caesar Salad was dressed pretty heavily, and topped off with air-like seasoned croutons. The dressing is too much if I eat the entire plate of salad in one sitting. However, paired with the light-in-taste roast turkey sandwich, this duo is my go-to whenever I visit.
And I love the atmosphere. High barstools facing the window and both its interior and exterior decor brings back happy nostalgic feelings of Italy’s country side. I heart this place. The customer service is always a 5/5.
So if you’re ever in the area, swing on by, and let me know what you think of it!
*Disclaimer: I’m not a real food critic. I’m an artist and photographer :)
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