|Pure and Simple Flatbreads|
When we returned to the Festa tonight I headed over for a closer look. The kiosk for Pure and Simple Flatbreads (no website to be found) offers pizza and pizza alone. The only accompaniment seemed to be large bunches of basil which were set out along the counter. I watched as pie after pie emerged from the oven, looking slightly charred and inviting. I ordered one for Izzy and me and was quite pleased to find pizza far better than any in Jersey City. The $10 price tag might seem a bit steep for a personal-sized pizza but it was definitely worth it.
We took our pizza, along with my glass of peaches and wine and found a place to sit with our friends amidst the exceedingly large crowd of revelers behind the church. Our friends were all about the rice balls which still seemed to delight them, while Izzy ended up sharing pasta with his papa. Dessert was also part of my agenda and I managed to find some just-filled cannoli and some chocolate cream pie. The line was too long for Zeppole which is a good thing since we already ate some on Thursday and I imagine one hunk of fried dough a year is probably sufficient.
Grateful for the short time meeting up with friends (wished it had been longer) but by the time dessert was finished, the lights and noise had begun to overwhelm me. So bellies filled, Izzy hopped on his papa's shoulders and we made our way home. If you haven't made it over there, you still have tomorrow to try out that pizza. In the meantime, I hope that pizza truck makes jersey city its permanent home.