After yesterday's double-dip at Ian's – a plain cheese and a slice with pepperoni – I stopped at Brick 3, 1107 N. Old World 3rd St., today to sample the wares.
There were a lot of slices on offer here, at a number of prices, depending on the toppings. But you can pick any of them and get a 20-ounce soda for $5 (plus tax), so I went that route.
However, the spinach and feta slice that I chose, which also has mozzarella, sells on its own for a little over $3.
I know, I know. Yesterday I said I was keeping it plain. But one talkbacker suggested I might be missing out keeping it so simple. So, that, plus the fact that the couple plain cheese slices were on a pan with some other slices, suggesting they'd been hanging around a bit, led me to to look beyond.
This spinach and cheese pie was very alluring, with lots of spinach, a good dose of mozzarella and some feta sprinkled here and there. And I don't regret the choice.
It's a good-sized slice – 10 inches by 8.25 inches – and the crust is thin and soft, by which I do NOT mean soggy. It's just pliable, which is fine by me, though it means you need to be attentive lest it bend and drop the toppings in your lap – just the sort of thing I'd do.
Nice spinachy flavor complimented by the hint of saltiness from the cheese make this a great slice.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.