There are a few places where I could have placed this thread in this discussion forum, but upon much deliberation, I decided that "lifestyle" was the best section. I need your "insights on living in the neighborhood" and not just a quick and anonymous “local referral.” I considered placing this under “block watch" or even "favorite places" - but neither seemed quite perfect.
This is not just a "Who can I call to deliver pizza to my house?" question, although that is the start of it and at the heart of it.
Pizza is a kinda big part of one's lifestyle. (OK, I have gone out on a limb to assume that it's not just me that thinks this.) It’s not just food. I can get food at lots of places, even in my own kitchen.
Pizza is a comfort food when no other comfort food will do. Pizza is your trustworthy buddy that you call on when you move. Pizza never says “I can’t be there that day. I’ve already committed to another person.” Pizza is the night-owl friend I can always call past 11pm when I know I shouldn’t call anyone else because they are responsible adults and are, thus, asleep already. Pizza is ultimately flexible and doesn’t judge you when you prefer pepperoni with olives one night, but sausage AND bacon another night. Pizza is easy when what I need is easy.
There is the place at Dawson and Wilson, formerly known as Pizza Rio, then known as Pizza Ria, and currently known as Pizza from Paradize.
But what about other options? Are there any? I only know of this one option only. The word “option” suggests that there is more than one, right?
What if, for some reason, you happen to not like pizza from the place at Dawson and Wilson? This doesn't apply to me, but it could apply to you.
What if, for some reason, that place happens to be closed? This has caught us several times already, and each time, it flabbergasted me that there was no other option in our neighborhood. [Is there one, and I just don't know it???? Boy oh boy, I sure hope it is that easy!] An entire softball team plus their fans went hungry for want of a pizza pie. Three movers and 2 homeowners scoured the countryside looking for lunch on a weekday, and we found no pizza nearby.
Tutta Bella is not the sort of place you call for a pizza delivery late on a Friday or Saturday night. Nor on a Thursday at noon while hungry movers are waiting to be fed. Or at any time, really. It’s just not the place I’d call for delivery of pizza. I’d go there to eat, but going to an Italian restaurant is not what this thread is about.
I’d rather not use a chain restaurant if I can help it.
Neighbors, please help!
Does the solution lie in me befriending other comfort foods like peanut butter sandwiches with the crusts cut off accompanied by a glass of wholesome milk? (But what if I’m allergic to peanuts?)
Does the solution lie in me getting healthier and seeking the comfort provided by a vigorous workout? (But what if I am actually hungry?)
Does the solution lie in one of you opening an additional pizza parlor in the ‘hood? (I would totally vote for this!)
Does the solution lie elsewhere? Tell me, please.