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2012/08/12 20:22:42 (permalink)

Piada a new street food chain in Ohio?

While visiting friends in Bexley Ohio I stopped in at a new place called Piada. Kind of like a Chipolte only Italian. They put spaghetti and your choice of fillings like sausage,steak, salmon etc into a strange flat bread heated on a large stone thing, then rolled into a burrito style wrap. Food was excellent and I am betting this place makes it. If you go there make sure you get one of the Piada Sticks. The artichoke and pepperoni versions are excellent.
 
http://www.mypiada.com/
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    hatteras04
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/13 10:03:28 (permalink)
    It's location near campus is very popular so I do think it will stick around.  In addition to the wraps (piadas), you can do a pasta bowl or salad (or a you pick 2 with smaller versions).  One drawback for me is that the only pasta choice is angel hair that is sitting there waiting to be used.  Not my favorite type and it's never preferable to have pasta sitting around.  It's not too much a problem at the lunch rush but at off times it could be.  It is a lot like Chipotle in that you move down an assembly line and choose sauces and toppings.  The combo I usually go with is the calamari and hot peppers pasta or the sausage piada.  Some people do not like the fact that they put pasta inside the wrap and ask to leave it out.
     
    They do have a good dessert - you get broken up cannoli shells and then a cup of the filling with chocolate chips to dip them in. 
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/13 10:18:13 (permalink)
    This concept would do well in a Food Truck! Sounds like a winner if the quality's there.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/13 13:33:34 (permalink)
    I've been to the one on Lane Avenue and the one in Gahanna. I stick with the sausage, diavolo and Parmigiano Reggiano piada. As to the capellini, it's impossible to keep cooked and not end up with mush, so I'd never order that.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/13 14:17:52 (permalink)
    Sounds interesting. Would be nice if they got something like that in San Antonio.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/13 18:48:48 (permalink)
    They turn the pasta very quick and saute it with a little oil in a wok thing prior to adding it to the wrap. I have found the method leaves it a little fried and al dente. I like angel hair as opposed to thicker noodles. 
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/13 20:12:17 (permalink)
    Capellini, or Angel Hair, is very good when used with a light, fresh sauce -- especially one that is uncooked. But it is very difficult for most people to cook properly. It is my least favorite pasta.
     
    I wish Piada would present their piadini the way it is done in Italy -- folded over the contents rather than burrito-like.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/13 20:21:53 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Capellini, or Angel Hair, is very good when used with a light, fresh sauce -- especially one that is uncooked. But it is very difficult for most people to cook properly. It is my least favorite pasta.

    I wish Piada would present their piadini the way it is done in Italy -- folded over the contents rather than burrito-like.

     
    Tell us more O Great One about your Piadini experiences in Italy.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 04:14:30 (permalink)
    Tampico

    Michael Hoffman

    Capellini, or Angel Hair, is very good when used with a light, fresh sauce -- especially one that is uncooked. But it is very difficult for most people to cook properly. It is my least favorite pasta.

    I wish Piada would present their piadini the way it is done in Italy -- folded over the contents rather than burrito-like.


    Tell us more O Great One about your Piadini experiences in Italy.

    No. But thank you for using my proper title.

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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 06:21:01 (permalink)
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    Michael Hoffman

    Capellini, or Angel Hair, is very good when used with a light, fresh sauce -- especially one that is uncooked. But it is very difficult for most people to cook properly. It is my least favorite pasta.

    I wish Piada would present their piadini the way it is done in Italy -- folded over the contents rather than burrito-like.


    Tell us more O Great One about your Piadini experiences in Italy.

    No. But thank you for using my proper title.

     
    Mikey were you eating it while Boar Hunting?
    You remind me of the Great Commander McBragg.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DRWgDytn2Xo&vq=medium#t=15
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 06:42:32 (permalink)
    You seem to be laboring under the misapprehension that you are both clever and amusing. Pity.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 07:10:28 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    You seem to be laboring under the misapprehension that you are both clever and amusing. Pity.

     
    I picture you as the self appointed Roadfood Rotund Thespian. The great traveler, well schooled, savior, kind of like a human book of knowledge.  
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 07:13:48 (permalink)
    Should we have a guessing contest for Tampico's real identity?
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 08:35:51 (permalink)
    Ok, children, back to the original post.  I think it looks like somethiung that will catch on, and rather novel, and hey, another chain is born.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 10:56:19 (permalink)
    joerogo

    Should we have a guessing contest for Tampico's real identity?

    Can't be that retired guy whose better half is no more a doctor than he is.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 11:23:59 (permalink)
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    Should we have a guessing contest for Tampico's real identity?

    Can't be that retired guy whose better half is no more a doctor than he is.

     
    Why are you people concerned with my identity? I have to tell you this is kind of creepy. Am I missing something? Why would you want to know who I am in the first place?
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 14:12:39 (permalink)
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    Should we have a guessing contest for Tampico's real identity?

    Can't be that retired guy whose better half is no more a doctor than he is.


    Why are you people concerned with my identity? I have to tell you this is kind of creepy. Am I missing something? Why would you want to know who I am in the first place?

     
    You just remind me of somebody who was a frequent poster on this site.  No big deal, but you look just like him!
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/14 18:10:08 (permalink)
    Tampico,
    You haven't been on here long enough to know and understand the personalities and writing styles of the folks on this site. Until you know us better, I suggest you stuff the sarcasm
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/15 06:57:46 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    Tampico,
    You haven't been on here long enough to know and understand the personalities and writing styles of the folks on this site. Until you know us better, I suggest you stuff the sarcasm

    I assume stuff would be sarcasm.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/15 18:20:39 (permalink)
    This Just In!!!
    Scottsdale is getting a Piadas-style Restaurant!
    No, not the chain from Ohio but an independently operated one.
    The name will be:
    Pellini's Italian Grill
    15425 N. Scottsdale Rd.
    www.pelliniitalian.com
    It's scheduled to open in October. It's owned and operated by a group of guys with extensive restaurant marketing & operations management experience. My guess is if this one's successful, you'll see other locations and possibly franchises popping up all over the place.
    This may be the next big food fad concept to hit the food world!!!
    http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/dining/articles/2012/07/13/20120713mark-motta-open-pellini-italian-eatery-october-near-kierland.html
    post edited by Foodbme - 2012/08/15 18:25:42
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/15 18:54:58 (permalink)
    The best ideas are usually found somewhere else. Looks like a clone. I wonder if Piada did the same thing?
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 03:21:36 (permalink)
    Tampico

    The best ideas are usually found somewhere else. Looks like a clone. I wonder if Piada did the same thing?

    I guess these types of places are common in Italy as Mr. Hoffman alludes to above. Someone brought the idea over with Pizza, Pommes Frites and Belgian Waffles. Oh, and I forgot, the frankfurter!
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 06:56:07 (permalink)
    Never saw anything like this in Italy.  To me, it looks like an american invention.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 08:13:33 (permalink)
    joerogo

    Never saw anything like this in Italy.  To me, it looks like an american invention.

    The assembly line thing -- like Chipotle -- is American. But the street food idea -- the piadini -- is about as Italy Italian as you can get.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 08:29:24 (permalink)
    I have only seen street vendors doing crepes with nutella, folding like a burrito.
     
    But, I just googled piadini, they are typical of the Emilia-Romagna Region.  I have never been that far north.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 14:57:46 (permalink)
    I think it's interesting that almost every other culture, besides America, has developed some sort of breadlike item to serve as a hand held wrap for some type of food. Tortillas, flat bread, crepes, pita, etc.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 15:30:24 (permalink)
    Frybread is Native American.
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 15:54:50 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    I think it's interesting that almost every other culture, besides America, has developed some sort of breadlike item to serve as a hand held wrap for some type of food. Tortillas, flat bread, crepes, pita, etc.

    I must have missed it when Mexico left America. Not to mention when America left America to develop the hot dog holder.
    post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2012/08/16 15:56:49
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 16:03:01 (permalink)
    CCinNJ
    Frybread is Native American.

    True, but it was never adopted for widespread use.
    BTW, I LOVE frybread!
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    Re:Piada a new street food chain in Ohio? 2012/08/16 16:13:01 (permalink)
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    I think it's interesting that almost every other culture, besides America, has developed some sort of breadlike item to serve as a hand held wrap for some type of food. Tortillas, flat bread, crepes, pita, etc.

    I must have missed it when Mexico left America. Not to mention when America left America to develop the hot dog holder.

    Ah, but Michael, the hot dog holder, commonly referred to as a Bun, is somewhat of a single use device whereas things like tortillas & pitas have a variety of universal uses.
    Historically speaking, I believe it was America leaving Mexico, either by force or purchase of the lands. Remember the Alamo!!!!
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