OMG I ate so much pizza last night!!!

Ben and I started our evening downtown at Gusto Pizza.


Gusto is fairly new to the area and serves fun, signature pizza, sandwiches and apps (meatball skewers? Yes please!)


Ben ordered The Duke Pizza (probably so he could devour the whole thing and leave no evidence. His #1 basketball team is North Carolina, so there is NO love for Duke in this house!)


It was. So good. MMM! Sweet BBQ sauce with thick-cut smoked brisket. Yummy.


I can’t NOT order anything Thai or Asian inspired, if it’s on the menu, so I chose the Thai Kwon Dough pizza.


The sauce was spicy and had all the classic Thai flavors I love like peanut and soy.


The zippy cilantro and crunchy peanuts on top totally made it. Tasted very similar to my Thai Tofu Pizza!


Gusto also gets points for serving Peroni, which Ben and I guzzled all over Italy last Fall.


The sick thing is that we both hate the taste, but it just feels so Italian to drink it. We’re both missing Italy hard right now, so Ben forced himself to knock it back. It is seriously disgusting!!


After a nice 2-bar hop, our stomachs started rumbling and we, um, made our second pizza stop of the night. Fong’s Pizza!!!



Like Gusto, Fong’s serves insane pizza pies like crab rangoon pizza. CRAB RANGOON PIZZA!!!! We inhaled ours too fast to take a picture, but omg I will be recreating that masterpiece ASAP.

Oh, right, Fong’s also offers Kamikaze shots that you take with a fighter pilot helmet on. Ben felt the need to partake. Who am I to not encourage this?! BAHAHA!

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Oh boy.

Needless to say I woke up feeling like a marshmallow and copious amounts of water were consumed to quench my pizza-induced thirst. Then it was off to the grocery store. I really kicked my budget’s butt today!

The Produce:


  • 2 bags of Brussels sprouts
  • Dole salad blend
  • Broccoli crowns
  • Orange
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • Sweet potato
  • Red onion
  • Sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 mangoes
  • garlic
  • Green onions
  • Cantaloupe
  • 3 bananas

Refrigerated/Pantry Items:


  • 2 packages Just Bare Chicken Breasts
  • Butter
  • Lite coconut milk
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Tomato Paste
  • Gino’s marinara sauce
  • Polaner strawberry preserves
  • 2 New York Strip steaks
  • 3 Larabars (2 Peanut Butter & Jelly, 1 Peanut Butter Cookie)

Plus a birthday card that they forgot to put in my bag. Ugh. Have to go back and get it. All for $61.38!


PS just another reminder to always watch the screen as your checker is scanning your produce. It’s easy to make mistakes and I’d say half the time I catch an item wrung up wrong. Today, I was charged for 5 mangoes instead of 2. It was a difference of over $3! Keep your eyes peeled! :D

Alright, it is a hot and humid day here. Yes, you read that right. Hot and humid. My favorite kind of weather! I think Ben and I are going to walk up to my parent’s house for Sunday lunch, then meander around outside  the rest of the day. Tonight = grilling!

Have a great Sunday!


Do you like any odd/eccentric pizza combos?

My faaaaaavorite pizza combo is banana peppers and black olives. Through a little sauerkraut on there, and I’m yours!