The Ada St. Deluxe, vodka infused with mirepoix (usually chopped celery, onion and carrot), jalapeno and garlic, was much tastier and less heavy than Bloody Marys made with Mr.T's or other commercial vodka additives. What was most striking about this beverage, though, was the almost intimidating quantity of garnishes set upon it: olive, manchego cheese, shrimp and prosciutto.
The delivery time turns the crust into a shadow of its just-out-of-the-oven self; the toppings, however, probably suffer very little if at all, contained, as they are, in a relatively thick paste of cheese and other ingredients.
One of my resolutions for 2014 is to take the time to fully absorb each bite, to try to avoid over-thinking, to try put aside comparisons with other foods, or the culinary tradition that might have created the dish in front of me and to just, you know, live in each bite.
I decided to institute a new and twisted holiday tradition based on the misinterpretation of the Elf on a Shelf craze; instead of having holiday stool pigeon, we'd have a prankster elf doing wacky things during the holiday season.