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LITTLE CAESARS EXTRA MOST BESTEST

3 Aug

UntitledOkay first of all I love the name.   Caesar talks like me.  We could be mates.   Pizza. Pizza.

The concept is simple.  It’s….wait…

…it tells you on the box…duh.

So yeah – the most cheese and the most pepperoni for six bucks.   I have always been a fan of LC….their square pizzas mainly…but I like round too…

UntitledThe first thing I noticed was the crust is thicker than normal.  I am sure this is to handle the weight of all that extra cheese and meat.

I really liked the thicker crust.  This pizza has some serious HEFT to it.   It’s solid and filling.   It’s also twice as greasy as their regular pie…..as you can see …there was so much grease that it soaked through the box and was actually seeping into my car seat…..

…..but DAMN this pie was AWESOME!!!!!  The extra REALLY sets it off.   Get a side of CRAZY SAUCE to go with and you got one hell of a pizza night.

They TOTALLY need to keep this on the menu.   Or at least in the rotation of specials.   DEFINITELY worth it.

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JFC MOBILE SERIES – Episode 204

13 May

TGIF, hello??   Ricky takes center stage again today and puts his own spin on a classic DFW pizza war.  Pizza Inn vs. Pizza Hut.  Which classic pizzeria will he choose?   Which would you choose?  And what are you thoughts on Honey Mustard?  Find out below!

BLAZE PIZZA – ARLINGTON

20 Apr

UntitledBlaze Pizza is one of those build-your-own-assembly-line-pizza places.   The staff at the Arlington location were all super-friendly and helpful with new customers.  The pies were larger than I expected and I think it was around nine bucks which I thought was pretty reasonable considering I had nine toppings.

I have to say that while we (well mostly them…they…) assembled my pie I could not be happier with how all the ingredients looked. Top drawer.  Super-fresh.   I was getting pretty hyped because this would be my new go-to if they tasted half as good as they looked.

In minutes I paid and was given this masterpiece of my own creation.   I could not wait to tear into this like that Ralph from Rampage.* (it’s a classic video game reference…google it…and keep up kids)

Lordy….Lordy….these toppings…the cheese…the sauce…it’s all so very good. But there is something amiss.   The crust is clearly the weakest link here.  It has a texture of a premade crust and it didn’t rise or change at all during the cooking process.   I was there 45 minutes before they were to close so maybe I just got an older crust or something?    It was just slightly off and torpedoed an otherwise perfect pie.

JFC MOBILE: EPISODE SIX

2 Oct

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Olivia is back with another JFC Mobile episode.   Today we let our pizza junkie loose in the grocery store to find out who makes the best microwave pizza.  Which pie will win the heart of our lovely pizza-princess?  Check it out below!!

KROGER PRIVATE SELECTION PEPPERONI & ROASTED GARLIC FLATBREAD

9 Jun

UntitledI have seen these in the stores many many times and just walked on by.

I really shouldn’t because I might be passing up a good thing here but I am always tricked into thinking that the “name brands” are ALWAYS the best.

Damn marketing people.

Once you actually stop and stare at the picture…I mean damn…that looks sooooo good.

I even LOVE how they cut the oblong pie into slices on the cover.    And roasted garlic and pepperoni???  SOLD.

 Back to the JFC testing facilities and we have ignition.    Heat adjusted to the proper temperature and the timer is set to cook for the appropriate time.

What I slide out a few minutes later is actually one of the better frozen pizzas I have had in a while.

The crust is light and crisp.  Honestly I could have used a bit more sauce but the pepperoni, garlic, and cheese were all full of flavor and tasted like a better quality of product than I was originally expecting.

So resist your programming and try some alternative brands some times.  You might be pleasantly surprised like I was.

An all around solid pie here folks.

CEC Revisited

20 Apr

UntitledIt was way back in 2012 when I talked about the revamped offerings at Chuck E. Cheese.  You can read that old stuff here.

As a kid I loved Chuck’s pizza.  (Yeah yeah yeah…I have heard all my life how much it sucked…but I liked it…so let’s continue)

When they revamped in 2012 I was actually impressed.  It tasted even better than the original….artisan, even.  Admittedly I only tried the pizza because I figured they wouldn’t DARE mess with their kick-ass “Italian Breadsticks”.

Sigh…and of course that means they screwed with the breadsticks.  On my most recent visit I got pizza and the ‘stix.   What I got is up and to the left.   If you are thinking it looks like CRAZY BREAD from Little Caesar’s you are thinking the same thing I was.  They were doughy and not even close to the originals.   I am not happy.

But at least there is the new pizza……

UntitledAnd here we go…I think they have changed their pizza again.   Gone are the slight char-marks and the cheese blend.   The zesty sauce and the pepperoni with a kick.  What I got here was a dry crusted pie.   That almost seemed like a defrosted dough-disk topped with some slightly tomato-y sauce and your basic cheese and pepperoni.   A far cry from the happy-surprise that was the pizza back in 2012.

Will it be another three years before I set foot in a CEC again???

PLUM Pizza Minis – Cheese and Pepperoni

6 Apr

UntitledI have seen these dozens of times at my local Target.  Never bought them because…I would just buy a full-sized pizza.  Duh.

But shopping today I am (A) hungry (B) these look so good on the package, and (C) I have a gaming marathon planned so these will come in handy.

If I devour a whole box of these, somehow I reason, I will not feel as gluttonous as I might if I demolished a whole pie.

Just go with it.

So if you make the “OK” symbol with your fingers…and separate the pointer finger from your thumb a scootch… you will get the size of these things.   I call them “poppers” because you can pop one in your mouth and not have to hit pause on the game or lose your place in the action.

These have some nice flavors to them.   They obviously are alot better looking than some Totino’s Pizza rolls but then again you get more in a bag for about the same price I think.

If you have kids or a small party going on, these would be a nice go-to move for a quick bite that would satisfy.