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Friday, July 24, 2009

Eat. Vote. Get a free Zagat Guide.

Pizzeria Prima Strada fans your vote is needed! Last time we asked for your help, PPS was voted Best of the City! Vote in Zagat's Canada Restaurants Survey and get a FREE guide or win $500!

Participate in the online survey before the August 9, 2009 deadline and you will receive a FREE copy of the 2010 Vancouver Restaurants guide when it's published or you could win the $500 "Night On The Town" Sweepstakes. To share your reviews, visit www.zagat.com/VoteCanada

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ICC Farm Market

Jon's been bringing back amazing fruit and vegetables from the ICC Bastion Square Farm Market. Not too surprising really considering the goods are all island grown and picked at their peak to deliver the very best flavor. Last Thursday it was strawberries for dessert, patty pan squash on a special pizza and fingerling potatoes in a fresh salad. Today it is melon, onions and more patty pan. Prosciutto & melon? Fresh onions in a salad or a pizza? If you haven't made it to the market yet, please do - Thursday & Friday in Bastion Square beginning at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or come to the pizzeria and experience what Jon has picked up in one of his market shops.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

NYT - Crust is a Canvas for Pizza's New Wave

We love it that one of our many loyal customers alerted us to this New York Times article on the New Wave of Pizza in the Big Apple . While the article's writer, Frank Bruni, notes "pizza connoisseurs bicker endlessly about where to find the best pies", we say, "It's easy, here we are!"


I think we have amazing crust - when I told a former colleague about Prima Strada the first thing Tony Bucci said to me was, "You know, Cris, it is all about the crust. Nothing else maters." This from an East Coast Italian American who prides himself on knowing pizza. We know Tony, we know and better still we got it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Free-B Film Festival & pizza - of course!

Movies in the park - what could be better? Movies and pizza! Mark your calendar for the Free-B Film Festival at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park!


Give us a call to order your pie (or pies) and pick up the eats on your way to the park for a great evening!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

WINNER! 3rd Best Pizza in the city!

Thanks for the votes Victoria! We couldn't be more appreciative, thrilled or flattered.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

think pink for the summer

As the weather warms up, the wine list cools down at the pizzeria.

A new white by the glass from Lake Breeze Vineyards, on the Naramata Bench, http://www.lakebreeze.ca Their Pinot Blanc is consistently the best in the province - lots of lush ripe stone fruit on the palate and a fresh clean finish. This wine is just delicious!

We have had many requests for a Rose. As a lover of most things pink, I agree. For summer and your pink pleasure, we are featuring Wild Goose Blanc de Noir (white from red=pink). The wine is made from Pinot Noir and Merlot grapes, is a fruit forward, dry wine and a great match for anything with a tomato base. Hmmmm....I think there is a bit of tomato on the menu! The Wild Goose has been selling well. Up next will be the Rigamarole Rose. Perfectly paired with all things grilled, or in our case "fired", this is a deliciously simple and easy drinking blush. I will keep you posted on what's next. I can tell you it will be from BC and it will be just as pink!

I haven't forgotten the red wine lovers. We have somethingcoming for you too! From D`Angelo Winery (yes, another great wine from the Naramata Bench) comes their 2005 Sette Coppa - a big Bordeaux style blend. This family owned & operated winery has been making wine for 20 years and has vineyards on both sides of the country, in Penticton and Niagra.

Finally, the beer. Sadly, the Driftwood Porter has run out. Thank goodness for Phillips, another favorite local brewer! Their Longboat Chocolate Porter will be saving the day for all of our dark beer lovers (we know who you are). Same price, same format. For those of you looking for taste without the alcohol content, we now have Warsteiner at $3.50 a bottle.

Have a safe and happy summer and we will see you at the Pizzeria. I'll be there every Sunday.

Salute! -Ceri
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