Friday, July 31, 2009

Yummy Food!

If you haven't heard of this place, I suggest you hear....

It's a MAGICAL place to eat! It's an Italian served family-style restaurant. So don't expect to leave here any other way than STUFFED!!! Kyle's favorite is this spicy sausage pasta called "Penne Arrabbiata" (Spicy Italian sausage and crushed red pepper in a zesty marinara sauce with imported Italian penne pasta.) he gets it EVERYTIME we go. My favorite on the other hand is the "Chopped Antipasto Salad" (Diced pepperoni, finocchiona salami, red onions, pepperoncini, provolone, cucumbers, feta and Gorgonzola, tossed with our fresh lettuce blend in our signature Italian vinaigrette.) The servings are big, not one person big, but 'serves 2-3' kind of big. There's the small servings (2-3) and the large servings (4-5) so really they don't recommend you ordering a whole thing for yourself. But if they fail to mention this to you, you're going to be stuck with a very large bill in the end and if you eat it all, they'll have to wheel you out to your car. Kyle and I usually order what we want (yes that's 2 orders) but we share a little bit and then take the rest home for lunch the next day. (Salad and pasta... how bad is that)

Okay enough about food, back to the restaurant, I mean it's the experience that really makes the difference. (oh don't get me wrong the food is one of a kind as well)

As you walk up you get greeted by the tacky lawn ornaments:
buca outdoors

and inside is just covered in 'crap' er uh I mean beautiful paintings, portraits and knick-knacks :-)
buca entrance

buca wall

Sometimes you will get seated in an area that requires you to 'walk through the kitchen' this is fun because you get to see what's really going on.
buca chef

It's just a fun place to experience!! We ate here last night, 1)because we were in the area picking up some stuff around dinner time and thought 'Hey we're hungry' and 2)because we had a $10 off coupon that expired that day! hee hee... you won't really find us eating anywhere these days where we DON'T have a coupon :-) It's all about savings, right?

This is one of my mom's favorite places so I imagine we'll be back when she's comes to visit in a few weeks.

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