Friday, December 12, 2014

Isabella's Brick Oven

221 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 962-8888

Baltimore is an easy getaway for Philly area folks and I love spending a weekend down there eating oysters and crabs, and drinking some Natty Boh. But even in the Chesapeake Bay region, I am still on the lookout for a good sandwich and some pizza. Baltimore has a Little Italy all its own, and the neighborhood is like a slice of South Philly.

There are A LOT of options on the expansive menu, but I was recommended "The Scooch" by a reader, which is basically an Italian.

Their pre-made foods looked amazing, so I knew I was in the right place. Arancini balls almost did me in, but I held fast with my sandwich (AND I ordered a pizza).

The Scooch contained capi, sopressata, parmacotto, Prima Donna cheese (my God I love that stuff), lettuce, tomato, and onion. They also season with balsamic vinegar and oil.

The roll was pretty good, nice and chewy, perhaps lacking a bit of a crunchy crust, but that is to be expected when outside of the Philly "bread region."

The meat was thinly sliced, and the gouda was fantastic, as usual.

The margherita pizza also came highly recommended, and again, it did not disappoint.

The hot oven blistered the cheese perfectly, and the crust was crisped up as it should be, The creamy mozzarella and fresh tomatoes were a hit as well, with just a pinch of pepper flakes to add some kick. This is a nice little joint to grab some takeout and walk along Inner Harbor, or just eat on the way back to your car because you are a fat kid. Not telling which route I took.

1 comment:

Mod Betty / said...

Nom! Now I'm hungry for a hoagie and pizza and it's not even 8am. Nice work :-)