Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hospital Pizza: Riverside Methodist Hospital

Hype: I had not really had anything meaningful to eat in about a day. They brought her meals all the time but totally left me hanging!?!?!?!?!? Daddy was hungry so I ducked out to find the cafeteria.

Scene: Lots of people wearing scrubs, lab coats, mixed with rednecks and office dorks. These are not the office dorks of the Short North that wear ties late at night to attract shallow women. These are real, dorky, dorks--like IT guys. Also there are babies, and lots of hallways. Oh yeah, the pie was made by an Asian dude, from Asia. He could not be The President. I'm just sayin.

The Pie
Crust- It was kinda chewy with some air bubbles. Pretty well cooked. No complaints in this department.
Sauce- Flavorless and dried out. I bet this pie had been sitting out for several hours before I got to it.
Cheese- Bland. Boring. There was some of it on there but it added nothing.

Peps- They had other mystery meat on there too. None of it was flavorful at all. I could not tell what it was.

Overall: I was not in the hospital for the pizza. I was afraid of the fish, so I just went with the least worst option. It was pretty bad, but as they say, 'Pizza is like sex. Even when it is bad, it's still good.' 2--5 BYOB.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Terita's Pizza (3905 Cleveland Ave. Columbus,OH)

Hype: Our friend Jason says that this is favorite pizza place in Columbus next to Dante's. Jason has excellent taste in pizza, so we highly anticipated hitting this place up.

Scene: Its carry out only, but it had all the hallmarks of a family owned pizza shop. There were some old black and white photos on the wall of old Italian guys having fun in the '50s and Italian flags adorning the windows as curtains. It was nice to see that the cooler was stocked with orange crush soda and 40 oz. bottles of malt liquor.

The Pie:

Crust: Soft, firm, but not as crispy as I would have liked. Not extremely flavorful, but not bad by any means. Maybe a little too doughy.

Sauce: Tangy and delicious. May I say refreshing? Many thin crust pies skimp on the sauce in favor of cheese, but not these guys. Just the right amount.

Cheese: Cooked well and clung to the slices without sliding off. Good stuff.

Peps: Cupped, crispy and greasy. Quite tasty. A good amount without being overwhelming.

Overall: The sign says they've been in business since 1959 and you can see why. The pizza has a unique flavor not quite like any other pie in Columbus. A strong 4 out of 5 pies. Also, all of the ingredients were equally distributed which is hard to find in a pie these days. Plus, they have the coolest mascot, the Pizza Man!