I can accept, grudgingly, the lack of Hawkeye in Captain America: Winter Soldier. Sure, it would’ve been nice to at least get a cameo, but there was a lot to cover and I can understand not wanting to have two wise-cracking dudes of awesome as Cap’s sidekicks in a single movie.
However, take note: If Hawkeye does not show up in at least one episode of Agents of SHIELD before the end of the season, given that we have reached the events of the Winter Soldier and thus a perfect opportunity to show us what he was doing during that time period, I will be very annoyed.
The only concession I will allow for his non-appearance is if you include on the Winter Soldier DVD a Marvel Short which is nothing less than What Clint Barton Was Doing During This Movie.
Please and thank you,
My Kingdom for Pizza
Wow tumblr way to go posting this before I even wrote anything.
One of the things I have missed the most since becoming, if not allergic, than certainly quite dairy/lactose-intolerant, has been pizza.
It is possible, some might say, to make pizza without cheese. To smear bread with tomato sauce and toppings, and call that pizza. To these some, I say nay, for I have tasted the creamy, stringy mozzarella and forever yearn to taste its glory again. Pizza is not the same without cheese. This is my opinion. This I feel should be fact.
Yesterday, in celebration of certain RL events, my mom and I went in hunt of pizza, and were victorious.
There is a small pizza/pasta place here in Seattle called Amante Pizza and Pasta. It is a small chain, only three locations, but the one in West Seattle is the important one. Tiny little shack on the side of California Ave. Barely enough parking on the curb, but that’s okay because there are only two tables indoors. (Possibly 3, I wasn’t paying much attention.) The only pizza place in West Seattle, as far as I know, to offer both gluten crust options, and vegan cheese, as alternatives to your normal cheese and bread fare. The best part: the vegan cheese they offer is Daiya, which in my opinion is hands-down the best non-cheese on the market right now.
Now, I have tried myself in the past to make pizza at home using Daiya. I wasn’t doing it right. For what my teeth sank into was nothing but perfection. Just the right amount of cheese, with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, garlic, and olives, on a crust that was crisp and just chewy enough. It was an experience that far surpassed my earlier experiments, to a factor of 150%.
Is that not edible deliciousness on a platter?
Perhaps I am biased. Perhaps my taste buds have yearned for pizza so long, any pizza would do. I won’t make comment on the possibility of cross-contamination, or what measures are in place for people with other allergies, because I just can’t say. All I can say is that as a forced dairy-avoider, I had a wonderful dinner (which tasted just as good the next day when I microwaved the leftovers!) By the suns, I would eat there again (though sparingly, as their prices do feel a bit painful to a small pocket.)
I recommend Amante to anyone in Seattle, whether they share my plight or not. Because if the dairy-free option was this good, imagine what their normal pies taste like?