Friday, July 30, 2010

Pizza Files 2010 Summer Binge, Stop Eleven.

It was Friday, I had family visiting and they were determined to take me out for supper.  Who am I to turn down free supper.  I told them they were paying so they could decide where to go, knowing it was the 2010 Binge they wanted to get pizza and started to name a few places, all places I had been recently.  I said "Whaoo, there are some rules if we eat pizza"  I would only do pizza if it was some place new to me or if I hadn't eaten there in the past year.  That narrows down the options quite a bit.  Then finally I knew where to go.  That's how Talayna's Italian Restaurant (68 Four Season Center, Chesterfield, MO) became stop eleven on the 2010 Binge.

Shortly after being seated we had a loaf of warm bread and a dish of olive oil with cheese and herbs sitting on the table.  It was very good and difficult to put down.  We ordered a House salad with the House dressing, easily enough for two.  We ordered two pizza's.  The first a Margarita on hand tossed crust, it had Tomato, Olive Oil, Mozzarella Cheese and fresh basil.  The second was a hand tossed crust with pepperoni, hamburger and onions.  Both pizza's were great, but between the bread and the salad all three of us pizza eaters filled up pretty fast.  The left over pizza was good a couple of days later, but not as good as some so if you visit Talayna's take it easy on the bread or order a smaller pizza so you don't have any left overs.

Great pizza and some place new, plus I have exceeded my goal for the 2010 Binge.

The Chief Pizza Eater.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pizza Files 2010 Summer Binge, Stop Ten.

A fellow pizza eater calls me on Saturday and says he saw a new pizza joint, and asks if  I want to go?  Yes of course, is there any other answer.  That's how The Haus Pizzeria & Bar became stop ten of the 2010 Binge.

Myself and two other pizza eaters arrived at The Haus Pizzeria & Bar about 5:30 on Sunday and were greeted by Pascal one of he proprietors.  After reviewing the menu we decided to share a large garden salad with the house dressing.  The salad was probably big enough for 4 people and the dressing was excellent. 

For pizza we ordered 2 medium thin crust, one with pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms the second with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, hamburger and red onions.  Although the pizza is of the thin crust variety and cut on the square it should not be confused with St Louis style pizza.  First off they use mozzarella cheese, secondly their crust is a bit thicker and of the hand made variety.  In the end the food was not only great, but plentiful. The Haus Pizzeria & Bar is definitely worth a return visit,  maybe when they have a live blues.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Pizza Files 2010 Summer Binge, Stop Nine.

It was Friday and it looked like I would be getting out of work on time for a change, so to celebrate I decided pizza for supper.  I also had to do an errand in Brentwood and I wanted to hit someplace new, so after studding my list of Binge 2010 candidates I found what I was looking for.  That's how Pizza A Go Go came to be stop nine of the Binge 2010.

There are some things you should know before you go to Pizza A Go Go, first is that they only have pizza on their menu.  If you want cheese bread, pasta or salad you are not going to be happy.  They only have PIZZA that's it... oh they also have fountain soft drinks, really that's it.  Second they only take cash or checks.  Yep that's right they actually take checks. Third they open at 4 p.m. and are closed on Wednesday.  None of those things mattered to me as I went on Friday evening with a wad of cash in my pocket and I only wanted pizza, so it worked out just fine.

I ordered a large hand tossed pizza (remember pizza, that's all they have) with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage and onions. I'm not one to order sausage often, but they don't have hamburger, so I went with sausage.  I found it to be good, not to herbed up or spicy. 

Pizza A Go Go was a worthy stop on the 2010 Binge, even if they only have pizza and don't take plastic.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pizza Files 2010 Summer Binge, Stop Eight.

The weekend flew past before I knew what happened and I didn't get any pizza.  So I was determined to get pizza for supper and there is one place close to my work that is only open for supper, and it had been one year since I last had there pizza, so this would be the perfect time.  That's how Erio's Ristorante became stop eight on the Binge 2010.

I started with a Dinner salad and the House dressing.  I also asked for the Anchovy fillets, as I like them in my salad (or pizza for that matter).  I was shocked when I opened the salad and found the equivalent of a whole can, all for just $.75.   It was time for me to go out side of my typical pizza so I ordered the Pizza di Palermo, it's hand tossed dough is brushed with minced garlic and extra virgin olive oil then topped with bacon, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.  The pizza brought to me straight from oven by owner Pietro (Pete) Pulizzi, was delicious.  The ride home in the car was absolute torturer, I could barely control my self long enough to snap a few photos before digging in.

One year is just way to long to go between visits,  I have to come up with a pizza eating schedule.

The Chief Pizza Eater.

Pizza Files 2010 Summer Binge, Stop Seven.

The phone rings and it is an invitation to go eat pizza,  and you know me.  Being the invitee I go where their going, and their going to Dewey's Pizza.  That's how Dewey's Pizza became stop seven on the Binge 2010.

For 3 pizza eaters we got a Peppercorn Ranch Salad and a large pizza half with pepperoni, meatballs, Canadian bacon and red onions, the other half was pepperoni and meatball. 

Dewey's wasn't on my list for the Binge 2010, as it's a family favorite I seem to find my self there several times a year, but as always the pizza was great.

The Chief Pizza Eater.