I ran across the parking lot to the ONLY pizza joint in Mockingbird Station in hopes of:
- Quickly getting a small personal pizza that Tasted Good
- Did I mention I was in a Hurry?
You can check my Google+ stream to find out which one I went to today.
I have to make the dash across the parking lot because even when you call ahead to turn in an order to be picked up they do not start filling the order until you show up. What a waste of time.
Then, when I arrive, to slow things up even more, they offer up their new Gluten Free menu.
Now, I do not have any medical reason to eat Gluten Free. I do however choose to eat Gluten Free because it appears eating food free of Gluten helps with my metabolism. But enough said about that.
The fact is I thought this time I would try their Gluten Free pizza. After waiting forever..they finally brought it out in this huge box. They reported the personal size Gluten Free pizza was larger than the box they had for their Regular personal size pizza. WHATEVER!!
Now, I had to haul this huge pizza box across the parking lot hoping that I would be the only person in the elevator since the box was so large only it and me would fit in the elevator. Naturally..three other people wanted on the elevator so I had to hold this 30″ square pizza box over everyone’s head for the five story ride up to our studio. I’m sure my fellow passengers appreciated that I did use deodorant. But I digress.
I got back to my office and opened up the box and there was this little 10″ pizza squarely sitting in the middle of this huge box. The only thing that kept it from moving around in the box during the jog across the parking lot was the melted cheese that ran off the side of the paper thin crust.
Speaking of crust…here is the beginning of the issue.
After figuring out how to place the huge box on my desk so I could start posting this blog I reach in and got the first piece.
The crust was dry and brittle like a cracker on the edge and doughy gooey in the middle. That seemed pretty normal.
What was not normal was the taste..or lack there of. The cheese was good..the so called sausage was OK..the sauce was ordinary. All of which was put on a crust that had the texture and taste of a cardboard box.
Why the heck do they let something out of their kitchen that has no taste????
I have made gluten free pizza dough at home and have been to REAL pizza joints that care about those who can’t have Gluten and in either I could NOT tell the difference in the Gluten Free crust and the regular crust. Granted, the Gluten Free crust is always going to be drier than the regular pizza crust. That does not give reason to there not being any kind of flavor in the Gluten Free crust.
So the question is…why does this pizza joint feel Gluten Free means..’Tasteless’???
What a shame. Could explain why there were only three people in the restaurant at ten minutes past 12 Noon.