Tuesday, February 15

Ghost of Pizzas Future

I'm dreading my next pizza adventure.  I just have an instinct about this place that says that if we come out of this without food poisoning we'll be lucky.

First, the place does pizza, pasta, wings, indian, and chinese food.  Whenever I see a menu that large my first thought is that I need to pick whatever food gets ordered the most.  I know they're not busy enough to actually keep all of those things prepared and fresh, which means that things are sitting around or everything's frozen.  It could mean both.  I'm more scared of the sitting around prospect.  I can't see their kitchen, I have no idea if they have this vat of the least popular soup that just gets reheated every day.  At the movie theater where I used to work we would cook the hot dogs, put them in the bun, wrap them in the foil, and at the end of the night throw away the bun and foil and put the hot dogs back in the fridge to get reheated the next day.  I saw hot dogs that had been reheated for more than one day.  They were gray and wrinkled.  Whenever I go to restaurants I'm always terrified that I've ordered the "movie theater hot dog" item.  With a huge menu, there's no guarantee that everything on there isn't like that.  How do I find the safe items?

Second, there's some saying about finding what you're good at and doing it well.  I am highly skeptical that they are good at pizza, pasta, wings, Indian, AND Chinese food.  They're probably good at none of them.  I challenge you to show me one restaurant that does a little bit of everything that is good at all of it.

Luckily I'm only getting the pizza and it's only one meal.  Am I being unreasonable for thinking this place is sketchy?

6 comments:

Tyler said...

Luckily I'm only getting the pizza and it's only one meal. Am I being unreasonable for thinking this place is sketchy?

Without having at least seen the front end? Yeah, kinda.

Anyway, it wouldn't be an adventure without some risk.

thisisbree said...

I think you're justified in thinking it's sketchy. Places that serve that many varieties are always pretty dubious. Look them up on a site like Yelp! just in case.

Pizza Girl said...

Bree: the frightening thing is that they have terrible reviews on Yelp and yet their official website links to their Yelp reviews page.

Paul said...

How does the health department rate them? Anything less then A, I'd run.

Janus said...

Trust your feelings; they're probably right.

Nick said...

Your instinct is true, and it's a good object lesson for the future. Being in the business, you realize how difficult excellence is, day in and day out. Pick one thing, do it right, and be uncompromising about it. It's not possible to be all things to all people...