Meetup at Anthony’s

by Kiran on May 12, 2011 · 10 comments

in Orlando, Pizza, Review

Confession: I am not so much of a pizza/cheese person. Overly cheesy and saucy pizza breaks the deal for me in a blink of an eye. I know, I am weird. That is why the flexibility of baking a pizza (with help of store-bought pizza dough) to suit our taste-buds is one way for us to enjoy a pie once in a while.

A cozy atmosphere at Anthony's

Happy to report that I didn’t resort to store-bought pizza a few days ago when I attended Orlando Sentinel‘s meetup that was organized at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. Shocker right? Nope, and you’ll see why.

What’s so great about social networking gatherings? Often, we get to network with like minded people and make long lasting friendships. There’s bonus in this instance, when it involves foods. Deliciously, mouth-watering array of pies.

Top-left: Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato and basil – no sauce, White pizza with ricotta, mozzarella and romano cheeses, Meatballs and ricotta and Pepperoni pizza.

Every pizza that is served at Anthony’s restaurants are cooked in a proprietary 800-degree, coal-burning oven that provides a “well done” flavor – the chain’s trademark. – Anthony’s

Photo taken with iPhone. A girl gotta eat, tweet and talk.

I had a taste of tomato-basil, white pizza, Anthony’s famous coal oven roasted wings and a huge serving of Italian salad. Dare I say overall it was a foodgasmic experience? Thin crust pizza, with light cheese and sauce, baked in a coal-burning oven till perfection. What more can I ask for?

Brittany of ClumpsofMascara & Heather of OrlandoSentinel

The experience was quadrupled as I had fun mingling, networking and sharing foods with wonderful blends from the blogging community. Bonus of all, a chance to meet many great tweeps and making new friends.

A serving wasn’t enough, so I went in for seconds. It was that yummylicious! Almost wished someone could have sent for help. Not to polish off my plate, but to haul out that oven into my kitchen. Just a wishful thinking, not a serious wish ;)

We had the pleasure to sample a new pie that is now up in the menu. Who would’ve thought cauliflower pizza can taste that good? Bet eggplant would taste as delicious. A girl can only dream :)

What’s your favorite all-time pizza, i.e ingredients, toppings etc?

psst: Some photos were taken with my iPhone – please excuse the grainy image quality.

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I attended this meetup hosted by Orlando Sentinel to sample some of Anthony Coal Fired Pizza’s foods. In no way I was compensated for this post. Read my disclosure policy for more details on my role as a food blogger. Thank you Sentinel & Anthony’s for a delicious meet-up!

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1 Holli May 12, 2011 at 3:18 PM

That looks SOOO good. What a fun night!!

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2 Kiran May 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Holli,
Thanks a lot honey. No doubt, the foods was so delicious :D

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3 Maureen Cavanaugh Berry May 12, 2011 at 5:11 PM

I love pizza, how did you did you find out about this meet-up?
Maureen Cavanaugh Berry recently posted..Who’s In The Kitchen FishBones Executive Chef AJ Beaulieu

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4 Kiran May 29, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Maureen,
Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for your comment. I am subscribed to Orlando Sentinel online and I saw the headline about this meet-up over there :)

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5 Ciki May 12, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I love pizza’s! Would kill for a pizza Funghi right about now! LOL. Great pix woman! Please take me to visit this pizza joint when i come visit;)

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6 Kiran May 29, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Ciki,
Who doesn’t love a pizza, in my opinion, is crazy :D Thanks for the compliments dear. Of course I would take you for Jalan Jalan, Cari Makan when you visit. Bila ar? ;) I am taking your self-invite very seriously.

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7 Miri Leigh May 16, 2011 at 1:13 PM

This place looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try this out :)
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8 Kiran May 29, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Miri,
The foods are amazingly delicious, especially their signature coal-oven baked pizza’s. The charred flavors are amazing!

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9 carolinaheartstrings May 17, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Now that is my kind of pizza place. Great pictures.
carolinaheartstrings recently posted..FRIED GREEN TOMATO- HAM &amp GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH PEACH VINAIGRETTE

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10 Kiran May 29, 2011 at 12:16 PM

CHS,
Thanks for the compliment. Let’s have pizza together, whenever we meet up in the future :)

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