Friday, May 27, 2011

Coly's Stromboli

Coly's Stromboli is now OPEN!

Open as of Wednesday the 25th, Coly's Stromboli (in the former Pie Boy Pizza location) at 456 S. Hill Street is all about those delicious Italian-American pocket pizzas: Strombolis.

Coly is our downtown neighbor Coly Den Haan (of "The Must" Wine Bar) and she lends her name to the new eatery, one of three locations she & her business partner, Rachel Thomas, are opening this year in the Pershing Square Building*

At Coly's they serve 5 different meat-filled varieties: the Original (which has 3 different kinds of meat),Hawaiian (which has ham and pineapple as you might expect), Pepperoni, Sausage and Peppers, and Chicken Parmesan.

They serve veggie rolls and a few salads as well.

For my first order (I called in so I could pick it up as the spouse was tied to his desk) we chose the Sausage and Peppers. I ordered a full Antipasto Salad (you can order it as a half order for a little less).

Close-up of the Sausage & Peppers Stromboli:
Sausage and Peppers
Sausage and Peppers: sausage, sweet peppers, onions, mozzarella, provolone, and marinara. (I halved & plated it at home)

The Stromboli was as fresh it could be considering I had to carry it from 5th & Hill to 4th & Main.. so it was still hot, the sausage had a nice zest to it, the crust not too thick, so a little damp from all the juices inside. It's served with a little side of sauce, but honestly the Stromboli is great without it. The Stromboli is about 7in long, so a good size for one person or (as we split and shown on a plate at home) good with a salad.

Speaking of the salad:
Antipasto Salad
Antipasto Salad: Romaine, salami, pepperoni, garbanzo beans, olives, provolone, mozzarella, onion & peppers.

Did you see the Salami??

Close-up of a chunk of salami.. pieces are large, and the olives are whole, pitted black olives.

The salad was really great.. and the oil on the salad was rather moderate, "not too greasy" was Sean's pronouncement. I would say not greasy at all.. but I'm used to ordering salads and having to ask for the dressing on the side because so many places over-do the oil. I forgot to ask for dressing on the side but I didn't have to worry. This was great! Pretty close to perfect!

A whole salad (which I ordered) runs $7.. half that amount for a half salad.

A combo (Stromboli with chips and a 12 oz can of soda) runs $9.

Dirty Chips

I think this might become a regular thing for me..

Coly's Stromboli
456 S Hill
Hours: M-F 11-5pm (currently)

*"The Perch" will be opening this summer on the rooftop and later this year "The Must" returns, opening at 5th & Hill on another floor of the Pershing Square Building.