|David and I|
I'm usually in awe of David's facebook postings, finding ways to create flavor combinations with miraculous beauty and composition on a plate. I'm well aware that I lack his finesse when it comes to cooking, but I still get inspired by it. Joe Squared isn't really where David does his artistic cooking though. It is more of a working-class pizza joint with beer and wine, and one Hell of a selection of rum. I liked it because of its uniqueness. Who has a rum collection like that? And who drinks all those rums? Well, I for one, wanted to try some just because I could, and my not ever get the chance to again!
|Raspberry Mole Chicken Wings at Joe Squared in Baltimore|
|Sausage and Carrot Risotto|
For the pizza we went a little outside the box compared to normal toppings as well. We ordered a large pizza, which of course is square shaped. On one half we got the Chicken, Corn, and Apple and on the other I demanded the Cumin Braised Lamb pizza with roasted eggplant, mozzarella, Romano, parsley, and mint. Both sides were certainly worth eating. If I had to knock anything, it would be the corn. The whole kernels tasted like they were just straight out a can or the freezer. And the apple flavor didn't really come through. I liked the creativity of it as a whole though. The lamb pizza, on the other hand, had every element working from crispy crust to succulent lamb. The mint even added the right touch of uniqueness without being overpowering.