Thursday, September 27, 2007

Papa don't preach, but he makes a damn fine pizza.

The bubby and I took our show on the road yesterday. We're spending the next few days in Greater Cincinnati. Following in his mother's footsteps, the bub has been messing up my parents' house with the same "tornado-like" (my dad's quote) ability I have possessed for over three decades. When we're not making messes, we're hanging out with the bub's cousins (big trip to the zoo tomorrow), spreading sunshine at my grandma's nursing home, charming Grammy and Papa, and eating snacks (since calories consumed when you're out of town do not really count).

Speaking of calories not counting, we ordered pizza for dinner tonight. Yes, I do eat varieties of pizza outside of the Lean Cuisine family! Actually, I am never not in the mood for pizza. Yes, I am fortunate to live in Chicago, a town full of great pizza. Over the past six years, I have grown quite fond of D'Agostinos Chicago style and of Pat's thin crust. But I have to tell you that sometimes I just want the pizza that metropolitan Chicago cannot provide: Papa John's. I don't know if it's the quality of the pizza or a matter of nostalgia since I have many fond memories of eating Papa John's in college--probably a combination. Anyway, I was completely delighted to enjoy Papa John's pizza tonight, complete with breadsticks dipped in marinara and cheese sauce (warning: cheese sauce is only available by special request). So good. And now, the bub is asleep after a long, happy day. My belly is full with Papa John's, and the hour of The Office that I have been waiting for since May is about to start. Life is really good. NTB.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We too like D'Agostinos, but Matt has said, "I've looked all over Chicago for the best thin crust pizza and found it in Sandusky, Ohio."

It's called Cameo pizza, and it's heavenly. My parents have actually delivered it to Chicago for us. What I wouldn't give for a slice right now...

Sara G.

Anonymous said...

Aaahhh yes...the Papa! Memories of breadsticks and sauce make my mouth water. We are lucky to have one nearby. Yes - cheese IS a special request and unfortunately, we've found that by calling in the order, they often goof. Our new solution - order online: 3 marinaras, 3 cheeses, hold the garlic sauce...

LAP said...

I'd love me some Papa right now...

Anonymous said...

I can actually taste the Papa as you talk about it. So many nights in Howard Hall thinking the breadsticks were good for me. Thanks for the memories!! Having Papa with Charlene the first weekend of college.
B

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Anonymous said...

CJR

PITA said...

No Papa in Saratoga Springs...it makes for one very sad girl.

Anonymous said...

I had the pizza, the bub and my mimi, life is good. M

 
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