Pizza Reviews from 365 Days of Pizza: Day 21

BREAKFAST: Hutch “Breakfast” pizza with bacon, egg, cheese and chives (listed ingredient missing on pizza: pepper gravy).

SCORE: 5 out of 12*

WHY: Pepper gravy was listed as an ingredient, but it wasn’t on this pizza. As a result, the pizza was bland and dry. It was a spongy crust with a layer of plain hash browns topped with eggs, bacon, and cheese that formed some sort of a patty on the way home. To be fair, this pizza was ordered to-go so maybe it would have been better if I ordered in restaurant where they would have been able to correct the mistake. It’s also worth nothing that pizza is not Hutch’s specialty. They’re more of an American fare restaurant. I was planning on order from Roots Handmade Pizza, but they don’t offer their brunch menu for takeout and I was craving breakfast and was happy to find this alternative.

LUNCH & DINNER: Pete’s Pizzeria slice of “Stuffed Spinach”

SCORE: 8 out of 12*

WHY: It’s tough for me to rate Pete’s because it’s not pizza I’d normally go for. It’s not good or bad, but it’s okay. The crust is a basic flour base, and by now you know I much prefer cornmeal crust. The sauce is just a touch too sweet for me. I’d say the best part was the cheese for me, it was the perfect thing to disguise the fact that I was eating spinach. 😂

DESSERT: Leftover Dimo’s “S’Mores” pizza (see score here)

*HOW SCORING WORKS

Pizza is scored out of 12 points: 3 for crust, 3 for sauce, 3 for cheese and 3 for toppings. If a pizza is missing an element, for example the Roots pizza in this post, it is scored without the points for that element (Roots got 6 points out of 9 possible points).

If I visit a restaurant in person, there’s an additional 6 points: 2 for atmosphere, 2 for service and 2 for bathrooms. Why on earth am I rating bathrooms? When I was a kid my family joked I would grow up to rate bathrooms at restaurants because I always had strong opinions, so of course I had to include points for bathrooms ).

It’s a work in process and if scoring rules change I’ll post an update!

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