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Going to Armando's Again This Weekend -- What Topping to Get?

hiddenboston Nov 10, 2006 03:10 PM

I'm heading to Armando's in Huron Village for the second weekend in a row. Last weekend I had a pepperoni pizza, but I'd like to try a different topping this time. Any recs? I hear their garlic pizza is good. Do they also have an eggplant topping?

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    marinade Nov 10, 2006 03:30 PM

    Personally, I don't like Armando's eggplant. It's breaded and fried. I like just straight mushroom. It's not like it's a gourmet place with fancy toppings, so best to keep it simple. Mushroom and onion?

    1. Bob Dobalina Nov 10, 2006 04:00 PM

      Ooh, I have to say - the breaded and fried eggplant is a) how my momma fries her eggplant so it MUST be the proper way and b) the only proper way to serve it on a pizza in my opinion. Armando's if memory serves me, cuts the eggplant pieces very thin, which is essential for this cooking method - otherwise they get soggy with oil when cooked.

      I would suggest you try the combination of pepperoni and eggplant - when the pizza place has the breaded/fried eggplant, the mix of the two is sublime...one of my favorite combos. People have scoffed about this before trying, but I have not met anyone who has not enjoyed the pairing.

      1. littlelady Nov 10, 2006 07:15 PM

        i'm a simple woman. i live and die by their spinach sicilian.

        1. hiddenboston Nov 10, 2006 07:18 PM

          Hmmm, maybe I'll get a small eggplant and pepperoni, with a side of spinach Sicilian. I can't wait!

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            newhound Nov 11, 2006 02:57 PM

            Meatball and mushroom combo does it for me at Armando's. I agree with marinade-- this is just a corner pizza joint so don't overthink it...

            1. hiddenboston Nov 13, 2006 01:20 PM

              I ended up getting the eggplant pizza. The thin fried strips of eggplant added a lot of flavor to the pizza--probably even more than their pepperoni, which I ordered last week. And the owner was there, offering free cookies to the children who were in the place. I know it's a simple little pizza joint, but the neighborhood feel to it, combined with the excellent pizza, makes it stand out a bit.

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