THE GAME: Dodgers vs. Cubs
A half a decade ago, one of my best friends and I assembled a pastrami pizza and cooked it in his brother's outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven. It was simply spectacular, one of the 10 best pizzas I have eaten. And I have eaten a lot of pizza.
A couple of years ago, I was hungry and hung over and I ordered a pastrami pizza from a local pizza joint. It was merely okay, full of fatty pastrami and drizzled with yellow mustard.
This would be round three, and I was gonna do it my way.
NOTES ON THE FOOD:
- Trader Joe's pastrami is both delicious and inexpensive. It's not Langer's, but then again it's much easier to acquire.
- I've become a big fan of Sweet Baby Ray's sauces in the last year or so. Their mustard barbecue sauce seemed like a good choice for the base.
- A layer of pickles was necessary. I used a lot but to be honest, I wish I'd used even more.
- The dough was Trader Joe's as well, and I rolled it very thin. It could have been a little thicker.
NOTES ON THE GAME:
- I have thought all year that the Cubs were going to find some way to fail to make the World Series. I'm starting to think I may be wrong.
- THAT'S the Joe Blanton I remember watching with the Angels. I thought he was done frustrating me. Nope.
- At the end of the day, all the Cubs did was win Game 1 at home with Lester pitching. If Kershaw can get the Dodgers a win in Game 2, this thing is coming back to L.A. with the Dodgers possessing home field advantage.
- Of course, if the Cubs win Game 2, it's going to be extraordinarily difficult for the Dodgers to win the series. I've got a few friends who are going to be very nervous this afternoon, I'm sure.