Saturday, December 18, 2010

Orlando’s Giordano’s

by Meghann on December 18, 2010

I was channeling Britney Spears while shopping today.

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Too much? ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, yeah. Heading to the outlet malls the Saturday before Christmas? Not the smartest decision we’ve ever made. Derek and I were able to tie up some loose ends, but I’m not sure the headache of finding a parking spot was worth it.

Oh well.

At least we’re done now!

I did take a minor detour to Lululemon where I fell in love with a fun jacket. ($39!)

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And a fun new shirt. ($24!)

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I <3 Outlets!

The deal was I could spend an hour in the Lululemon Outlet and Derek could pick where we went to lunch.

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After raving about the great pizza I had in Chicago earlier this year, I’ve had several people inform me that the same stuffed pizza I fell in love with at Giordano’s is also available in Orlando.

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Derek has never been to Chicago and after hearing those same rumors, he had to check out the great pizza for himself.

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I was really surprised when we arrived close to 1:00 and had no wait for a table. Of course, there was still the traditional 35 minute wait for the stuffed pizza, so we started with a Greek salad to share.

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The Spinach stuffed pizza came out just as I remembered: thing crust, piled high with cheese, and still steaming.

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I had two pieces of our small pizza.

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It was good, but for some reason it wasn’t as good as it was in Chicago. Maybe it was the atmosphere? The lack of spinach? Slightly different origin of ingredients? I guess nothing can beat the original.

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Derek loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, I need to take him to Chicago to compare the two. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I get to experience one of my Christmas presents tonight. Yes, it’s an experience – not a wrapped present.

Any guesses?

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Carrot Cake Waffles

December 18, 2010

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