Weekend Plans Post: The Perfect Pizza
When I go out to eat, the meal I usually get is a solid ‘B’. The only places where ‘C’ food would be acceptable are places where it is ultra-cheap and the way to deal with that is to not think about it. “Yes, this is an Egg, Cheese, and Meat sandwich from a fast food place that advertises on the radio. It’s not about them being good. It’s about getting two of them for four bucks in less than two minutes on the way to work.”
But when you say “hey, I have an hour to myself, I don’t wish to cook… I will go out and enjoy a meal”, where are you most likely to go? When you go there, what are you most likely to get?
Is it usually the same place (or, I suppose, one of two places) and is it usually the same thing (or, I suppose, one of two things)?
Well, for me, it is. And the places I go usually have good, solid, ‘B’ meals available for around $10 a plate (drinks extra). And, let’s face it, for $10, a ‘B’ is pretty good. You know you’re going to be getting a pretty good Reuben or a pretty good Flatbread Pizza and you’re going to have a pleasant interaction with the waitstaff and go home feeling like “yeah, that was better than cooking”.
Sure, sometimes they mess stuff up just a little bit and the bread is soggy or the batch of homemade chips are from the corner of the tray that wasn’t salted and you go home thinking “maybe that was a B- this time” but, sometimes, everything fires on all cylinders and you get The Perfect Pizza.
Now, I usually get The Meaty Flatbread Pizza and it’s pretty good. Then, one day, I noticed that some of the other dishes had jalapenos in them. So I asked for jalapenos on my pizza. Then, one day (about six months ago), they had an extra-spicy batch of jalapenos in the kitchen and I finished my pizza with tears streaming down my face.
And I have spent the last half a year chasing that pizza. They haven’t had particularly spicy jalapenos or the wrong person made them or they assumed that I would not want the seeds still in the pepper or something…
But, last night, they successfully recreated the pizza. It took three pitchers of water to finish it. And I will be thinking about that pizza for the rest of the year.
As for this weekend? That pizza will help get me through it.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is the sandwich, the salad, and the flatbread pizza from Ute and Yeti being taken from off of their menu page.)