9 p.m., July 27
Napizza: First Taste...
OK. Have made it into Napizza (1702 India Street, Little Italy, 619-696-0802). And the first thing is, they do have pizzas from $3, though most are $5.75. But this place is certainly rockin', even though they don't have their outside patio up and running yet. But pizzas, salads, wine, beer, it's all happening.
So when I join the first-day line, there's Christopher Antinucci, watching over all the first-day employees.
"Try this one, he says. He's pointing to a mushroom-topped square in the second of six trays.
So hey, I'll go for it.