Table for one, meal for two at Angelina’s

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My eagerness got the better of me when I finally got to visit Angelina’s Eatery in Ubly.

I ordered a table for one and quickly sat down on the HUCO Brewing Co. side of the business.

Visiting just a few days after the start of the white-tailed deer hunting season, the decor inside the establishment was quite appropriate. Right in front of me was the mounted head of a buffalo wearing a patriotic cowboy hat, and to my left was a moose and deer larger than what I was fortunate enough to see in my own hunting experiences.

Moments after placing my drink order – a coke because I’m on time – the waitress came back and made me laugh.

“Green or blue,” she said.

“Huh,” I audibly asked myself.

Then I looked up and saw that the Coke had come with these colorful twisted straws.

“It doesn’t matter,” I said.

– It’s green, she said, putting the glass in front of me.

Something as simple as a twisted green straw provides Nunn with entertainment in her solo adventures of Grub Grabbing.

Something as simple as a twisted green straw provides Nunn with entertainment in her solo adventures of Grub Grabbing.

Scott Nunn / Huron Daily Tribune

I stared at the straw for several seconds wondering if the decision for the twisted straws was intentional or not. Anyway, they made me smile.

Angelina’s Italian themed menu is comprehensive without being overwhelming.

The menu begins with a variety of starters including cheese and garlic bread, dumplings, bruschetta, spinach and artichoke cheese bread and dill pickle cheese bread. to name a few.

The restaurant offers a variety of pizzas, a promising homemade dough and a handmade pie. The pizza offering ranges from traditional supreme style with pepperoni, ham, mushroom, green pepper and onion, or a meat lover, to more original recipes like Joey’s Signature – pepperoni, caramelized onion and mushroom – or Reuben. – corned beef, kraut, mozzarella and a thousand island drizzle.

Another section of the menu offers a variety of calzones, followed by pasta dinners, including fettuccine or tortellini alfredo, pasta with chicken with cherries, mostaccioli, macaroni and cheese or lasagna.

The final section of the menu offers a few entrees that deviate slightly from the Italian accent, such as whitefish or parmesan-crusted tarragon salmon, stuffed shrimp and salmon, or barbecued ribs. It ends with a selection of desserts – lava cake, cheesecake, cannoli and gelato.

I really wanted to try the Garlic Artichoke Spinach Bread, but naturally that was once I didn’t bring a friend. I wasn’t in the mood for just a salad or soup, so I knew I would order more food than I could eat.

It had been several months since I had eaten lasagna, so it was an easy choice for me, as was the choice for a Caesar salad. When I placed my order I asked if I could modify the bread that comes with my order to spinach artichoke. My waitress informed me that this was not an option, but suggested that I order the spinach and artichoke dip instead.

Table for one, food for two is that – and no, I’m not pregnant, I just look. My editor isn’t going to like this bill, but that’s what he gets by not taking Grub with Nunn.

A few minutes after placing my order, my waitress came back with my Caesar salad. The Caesar had grated Parmesan and a fair amount of dressing over crispy romaine lettuce. What surprised me most with the first bite was instead of traditional croutons, the salad was topped with hot pieces of crusty bread.

Angelina's Eatery lasagna is served with your choice of soup or salad.  Nunn opted for a Caesar salad.

Angelina’s Eatery lasagna is served with your choice of soup or salad. Nunn opted for a Caesar salad.

Scott Nunn / Huron Daily Tribune

It didn’t take long for me to finish my rabbit food and as I pushed my plate aside the dip was deposited at my table.

The first thing I noticed with the artichoke dip was the nice layer of baked mozzarella on top. The dip is served with fresh bread sticks drizzled with butter and garnished with grated parm. I dug into the dip with my fork and spread a generous amount over a piece of bread, stopping for less time than I should have to take a bite. Once the need for cooling subsided, I was struck by the creamy flavor of the dip and the acidic balance that the artichokes provided. The next thing I noticed was how perfectly the bread was made, with excellent sweetness that contrasted with the right amount of chewing.

The spinach and artichoke dip was the perfect accompaniment to Angelina's bread.

The spinach and artichoke dip was the perfect accompaniment to Angelina’s bread.

Scott Nunn / Huron Daily Tribune

I spent the next few minutes repeating the steps. I cleaned up most of the bread and about half of the dip before realizing I’d better stop or I wouldn’t have room for my main course.

The lasagna was delivered and the initial image lived up to my expectations. I was served a very generous portion of piping hot lasagna in a ceramic bowl, with lots of bubbling cheese.

The dip is served hot with melted mozzarella cheese on top.

The dip is served hot with melted mozzarella cheese on top.

Scott Nunn / Huron Daily Tribune

Having finally learned my lesson from the dip, I took my time to grab a bite to eat. The lasagna had a slightly sweeter sauce than what I prefer, but it was balanced with the melted cheese on top, as well as the ricotta on the inside. Several bites in the lasagna confirmed my suspicions, I ate way too much and would have plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.

Name: Angelina’s Eatery and HUCO Brew Co.

Site: Address: 2212 E. Main Street, Ubly, MI 48475

Telephone: 989-658-2643

Meal: Lasagna served with a Caesar salad and an order of artichoke and spinach dip.

Total cost: $ 26.78, excluding tip



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