Monday, June 21, 2010

My Pizza Project

“Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.”

Well, it’s Monday folks. And that means for most people, myself now included, that it’s back to the work week. Sometimes during the summer, by the end of the day when suppertime rolls around, not only are you hot/tired, but you don’t even want to consider firing up appliances and making dirty dishes in the kitchen. So instead you pull out your handy list of pizza delivery numbers, and you’re just a phone call away from a hot and tasty dinner on your doorstep. Pizza has always been one of my favorite foods, but for some reason, I have yet to hit all the pizza places in my college town, which being here almost 3 years, you think I would have made a significant dent. But, I suppose it’s never too late to make the rounds and find a favorite. Lately, I’ve gotten the chance to try out three local pizza places in the past couple weeks—I blame it on my busy schedule, and it isn’t going to slow down anytime soon, so I hope to make it to the other 8 or so in the duration of summer—I am going to label it “My Pizza Project”! So I hope you’ll follow along, or maybe start your own!?

Did you know : Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants in the US?

My favorite so far: Keith’s Pizza

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I got their Spinach Pie pizza minus the olives and added pineapple, fresh tomatoes, and mushrooms. I am a thin-crust kinda girl, so this pizza was right up my alley. It wasn’t greasy at all, had a generous amount of topping and overall was two thumbs up in my book!

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Also tried their new Aloha wings which were a fantastic combo of sweet, salty, and spicy—I wish I could remake them at home!

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My 2nd favorite so far: Green Mill

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The Green Mill offers three types of crust; thin, Pescara (hand-tossed), and deep dish. I decided to go with the Pescara instead of the thin. I’ve always been a huge fan of Green Mill’s special tomato sauce, and I was also impressed with the variety of topping choices they had. The pizza ended up with smoked ham, pineapple, caramelized onions and mushrooms. Turned out to be a fabulous tasting pizza, except next time I think I would go with the thin, just because it was a lot of crust!

My 3rd not-so-favorite: Giovanni’s

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We actually ordered this pizza at work the other day, and I was the least bit impressed. To me it seemed overly greasy and the cheese was a rubbery texture. Maybe if I tried some of their veggie pizza or something? I’m not sure, but don’t think I’d care to order from there again.

In non-food related news..

I got a chance to go to the Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest this past weekend! It was so awesome, and even better, the weather cooperated!

On Saturday night, the main stage had Kellie Pickler, Sammy Kershaw and the Zac Brown Band performing—they all put on a fantastic show!!

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And another highlight of the day…this delicious banana vanilla swirl soft-serve ice cream!!

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Where is your favorite place to get pizza in your town and why!?

8 comments:

Kelly said...

I haven't tried a lot of pizza places in town yet, but when I was living in Boston Figs was always my favorite. They have so many great topping combinations and the crust is spot on.

Deborah said...

We don't order pizza a whole lot, but this makes me want to order some up and try some new places!!

FabFrugalFood said...

Your pizza looks perfect for summer - light and refreshing!

Jessica said...

Boston Pizza is my fav pizza place. The crust is great, the toppings are plenty. The flavour beats the rest.
I think kelly Pickler is super cool.

Krista said...

I would agree that pizza #3 looks less than stellar! I've always been a Pizza Hut fan! :)

Mary said...

We tend to make out own pizzas or order them in. The pizza parlors in our town are not attractive spots in which to eat. I love the pizza you photographed and it looks like your weekend was anything but boring. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Sook said...

I see that you're in love with pizza these days. :) They all look great!

katecooks said...

i love the idea of testing out different pizzas...i love to make my own, but i do have a few favorite spots in LA. my sis and i are trying to find a perfect spot for a good NY-style slice!