Wow! Would you look at that…we fit in all three Outings of the Month this month with two whole days left to spare!
Yesterday’s lunch break was a double dose of fun: I got to spend time with Dad, AND I finally got to try Pizza Pizza’s gluten-free pizza crust.
I had heard about this GF option at Pizza Pizza ages ago…but it was one of those things I never get around to checking out. As far as I know, they are the only pizza chain in our area to offer GF pizza. Given this month’s GF goal, April was now-or-never time!
Since Dad and I are moving chronologically through the meals of a day (breakfast, morning coffee break – completed) for our outings, there was no question about where I wanted to go for Lunch in April.
We had a choice of three locations for our Pizza Pizza date. The Beechwood spot was our destination of choice, based on my assumption that they would not be very busy:
I was right – there was not a very big lunch crowd, yesterday!
On such a dismal day, a hot lunch was entirely welcome and appropriate!
Dad and I were really impressed by the wide variety of offerings. It’s not just pizza, here!
Dad decided upon a slice and a rootbeer:
I got my Gluten-Free crust, with mushrooms, olives and tomatoes.
Your eyes deceive you not. Yes, that is a Diet Coke with my pizza. Dad and I agreed that pizza and pop go hand-in-hand. It was deliriously delicious, I must say. :0
Today’s lunch also counts as New Experience #15! Eat gluten-free pizza crust!
I approve! I really enjoyed the pizza crust, the toppings (quantity and quality) and would order gluten-free pizza again.
GF crust is almost a different animal entirely than *regular* pizza crust. See?…
If you like thin crust pizza or flatbread, you will like this GF crust. It tastes delicious (bready), it provided a firm bottom for the tomato sauce and toppings, and it had a pleasing texture.
If you like “traditional” pizza crust, ie doughy, thick, chewy crust, avoid ordering GF.
Also: at Pizza Pizza, you can ONLY get the GF option on a medium pizza (8 slices) AND there’s an extra charge of $3.25 per pizza. So my pizza cost $13+ whereas Dad got his slice for a couple of dollars.
Conclusion: Next time, I would just order A REGULAR SLICE OF PIZZA. But, I satisfied my curiosity, and genuinely enjoyed a delicious lunch.
I asked Dad for his impression of his slice. He opined that it was “very good for a fast-food pizza chain.” But not as good as Gino’s pizza, and definitely not in the same league as the pizza across from our condos.
In the end, it’s really not about the pizza.
Dad and I enjoyed over 1.5 hours of conversation and bonding time. And that’s what really warms the heart on a cold
winter’s spring day.
Thanks again, Dad!
What’s your favourite pizza chain? Or, do you prefer to make your own? BFF Debbie and Gina in the ‘Peg are both Homemade Pizza Queens!
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P.S. Yes, I did watch the Royal Wedding this morning! Impressions/recap coming up tomorrow!