originally posted by: Night Star
We decided on something simple for our late lunch/early supper...pizza!
Yay, great minds think alike! We also ordered pizza today, for a late dinner. We just got done with it, in fact (hey, I did say it was a late
Ours is a local independent mom & pop place that's been around for a long time, they're very, very popular in the neighborhood. I haven't met anyone
here that orders from anywhere else. I've never even seen a chain car around here, these guys have the pizza market here solidly cornered, nobody
wants anything else.
quality pies, everything is fresh veggies, not frozen or canned. The meats are also mostly fresh-cooked, save for stuff like
pepperoni or ham. You can always tell when they're cooking up their bacon batches, it wafts through the neighborhood and beckons you, lol.
We've been in there just before they open and have watched them wash, slice & dice the veggies and load their respective prep area bins while we all
yakked. The dough is fresh, and the cheese is local, too. The sauce is an old family recipe, too, but if I recall correctly, they no longer make it
themselves, one of the food plants around here makes the quantities he goes through for him now. The sauce is so yummy, my older kid once asked the
owner, we'll call him Joe Pizza, if he'd let her drink it. He laughed (quite heartily, too) and actually did get her a little dipping cup's worth to
"drink", made her night.
Anyway, we ordered 3, one Meat Lover's, and two Hawaiians, mediums. Figured that should be more than enough for everybody for the next 2 days. It was
really busy when I called it in, he had me confirm the address, "123 Blah-Blah Street", "...123 Blah-Blah Stre -- Blah-Blah Street? Hey, it's you
guys! It's about that time again for a pizza party at your husband's work, isn't it?"
He's pretty familiar with us at this point, we usually walk in, but on occasion, we'll ask them to deliver it instead. And he's catered hubby's work
multiple times now after hubs insisted they give him a try, too. It's a bit of a drive that is technically out of his delivery & catering area, but he
makes bank on it and has no problem going there -- hubby's work orders at least 15 XXLs per shift (day shift, night shift, 30 gigantic pizzas total at
minimum, wow) Those are absolutely massive pizzas, and his work tips huge
for the trouble of going twice on pizza party day. They throw a pizza
party every season (every 3 months) like clockwork, the guy has to make a least a grand, tips included, for just 2 trips off them.
Anyway, so I ordered 3 mediums, paid for 3 mediums. When the delivery guy pulls up and hands me the pizzas, I'm thinking, "Damn, these are heavy, Joe
Pizza must have really loaded them again!"
Actually, I didn't notice until I went inside that Joe Pizza upgraded us to larges at no charge, and they were indeed loaded as hell, lol. Not the
first time he's done it, either. I swear he remembers his loyal customers and it's his version of a perk of said loyalty -- surprise size upgrades
with extra toppings.
We'll be eating like pizza freak kings for a few days!
edit on 9/1/2018 by Nyiah because: Oops, bungled the tags. Fixed!