Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pizza for breakfast

So last night I get home and go to the mailboxes. I look to the side at the trash can and... what's that? Pizza coupons? I frantically open my mailbox and yes! Pizza coupons for Premier Pizza, a local high-end pizzaria!

So I hurriedly snarfed up all the pizza coupon fliers that were scattered around the mail area until I had a card deck of the things, and right there, on my cell phone, without even waiting to get home, called Premier Pizza and ordered a two-topping pepperoni and jalapeno for $10.95.

So after I get changed into more comfortable clothes I head over to Premier and pick up my pie. On the way out I see the cheese and pepper bins by the door. So I open up my pie to add some red pepper and... OMG. There is SOO much jalapeno on this thing! Okay, so no pepper needed. So I open up the cheese bin and... OMG! *real* freshly-grated parmesan cheese, not that powder crap! I hurriedly scatter some on my pie, close it back up, and head home.

Verdict: This is an excellent thick-crust pizza. The crust is light and wonderfully bread-like and obviously rose properly before having the toppings put on it. There is a *gigantic* amount of toppings on this thing to balance out the crust. The only weakness is that to avoid being soupy, it's a little light on the sauce to balance out the crust. Even with that limitation, this is a delicious and wonderful pizza.

And yet... yet... the frozen pizzas have gotten so good, that even this very worthy pizza is not going to get regular chew-downs by me. The Freschetta Brick Oven pizza is just as well balanced and its crust is even yummier, having a pleasantly toasted taste to go with the bready taste. And at the regular price of $21.95 for a large two-topping, vs. an average of $5.50 for the Freschetta, no WAY am I buying this pie at full price. It's good, but it's not that good. Even with the coupon, I think I prefer the Freschetta, though granted part of that is because I prefer thinner-crust pizzas. Still, if you are in the San Jose area and like thicker pizzas, Premier Pizza is definitely a great place to get some really yummy pizza...

-- Badtux the Pizza Penguin

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Posted by: BadTux / 5/22/2007 08:59:00 AM  


You Poor Penguin! The day has arrived. Frozen has come in sight of fresh.

Yes, I agree -- and I think a DiGiorno is a fine pizza for frozen, too. I believe it came in second on your poll, and you have put a lot of work into your judging criteria. I enjoy your pizza reviews.

# posted by Scorpio : 22/5/07 10:41 AM  

Frozen! An insult to good chicago style pizzeria style pizza.

Never will I stoop to the inferior product peddling of the mass market frozen, excuse me a second,mmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm mmmm mmmmm, hey, that is good pizza, ok, ok, so there is some okay tasting frozen pizza, but why, when the real stuff is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better.
# posted by niCk (Mem Beth) : 22/5/07 1:52 PM  

But that's the point, Nick. The real stuff is better, but not by much. As Scorpio notes, the frozen stuff has come in sight of fresh. Though nothing (not even pizzaria pizza) beats my brother's fresh-baked pizza (made from scratch with pepperoni pre-nuked to get the worst of the grease out, cooked on a pizza stone)...

- Badtux the Pizza Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 22/5/07 4:30 PM  



# posted by BBC : 22/5/07 8:13 PM  

I've been jonezing (?) for some pizza and you just had to go and mention it. I nuke my pepperoni before too like your bro. In fact I cook my dough with the sauce first for a while...and then add the rest of the 'stuff'...

For years on 'Dallas' night I cooked a pizza every week and Mr. Sumo and I would eat it in bed and watch JR make someone miserable for yet another week. For some reason I can't make pizza that good anymore...I wonder if one can lose that pizza feeling?
# posted by sumo : 22/5/07 11:01 PM  

I would have to say that pizza is definitely American, well we Canadians like it but we don't have such an eloquent way of describing one! ;-)

I go for veggie pizza and I would never ever have it for breakfast, beurkkkkkkkkk.
# posted by Nancy : 24/5/07 3:40 AM  

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