Last night, lots of North East bloggers congregated to say happy 2nd birthday to Cal’s Own 🙂
You can find this fine Brooklyn Style Pizza Pie establishment at 207 Chillingham Road, Heaton. If you haven’t been to Cal’s in the two years it’s been open then I suggest you stop reading this post and get yourself there quick smart. FOR THE LOVE OF PIZZA GO! I mean just look at it.
If you’re still reading:
A) Thank you
B) Please go for pizza afterwards.
Although I hadn’t eaten in at Cal’s Own before, I had devoured a left-over slice that my husband brought home after he’d finished work. After last night’s birthday celebrations, I’ve already arranged two pizza nights with friends to take place after my hols (more about that later).
In between all the eating and mild fear of dribbling tomato sauce everywhere, I spent last night trying to take photos of food (I seem to have taken a lot of photos of olives) and chatting to Chloe, Fiona, Sam and my friend Ollie. (Ollie man get a blog so I can hyperlink your name).
Cal doesn’t make ordinary pizza, this is beyond delicious. It comes in pretty close to the best pizza I’ve ever eaten (consumed in excess between September 2000-August 2001 and last tasted in March 2004. Pizza Napoli in Aix-en-Provence if you’re ever in the area).
Last night, the food began with huge green olives and just kept on coming with busy staff bringing plate after plate of deliciousness (whilst also checking we had napkins, plates and drinks – thank you!). After the olives came warm bread, chicken, meatballs in a gorgeous thick tomato sauce, spicy sausages and then pizza! I was already pretty full by the time the thick base pizza came out, but of course had to have a slice (it was NOT small). It was immense and totally floored me. Literally stuffed.
If you’re already hungry after all this food chat, it’s about to get a lot worse for you.
The atmosphere is super laid-back and the dining area is simply furnished with wooden tables and chairs, it has a cosy homely feel to it and I love the framed posters on the walls.
On the way out I thought it would be nice to take some photos of the open kitchen and the giant pizza paddles… managed to snap some pizza-making action too!
Thanks for a lovely evening and Happy 2nd Birthday Cal’s Own!
I’ll be back in December, but for now I’ll just be over here perusing the menu… what are you going to order?
I’d love to hear what you think if you’ve already been!