Sunday, April 11, 2010

amicis living room-berkley, mi

CIMG0012 first off, i would like to thank my friend vanessa and matt for taking me and lana to amicis last winter. amicis is high quality great tasting pizza that has a lot to offer.

the first thing i noticed was their cheese options. i am a fan of cheese so for a restaurant to offer 9 different types of cheese you can get on your pizza i get excited!  another thing is the list of toppings seems to be endless. they also offer whole wheat crust and gluten free thin crust! what more can you ask for? they have options for every0ne!

i dont drink, but they have an extensive martini/beer/whatever section. so thats pretty cool if you are into getting a drink with your food. lana also wants me to mention that they use fresh juices for their cocktails, she says that makes a difference.

amicis seems to cater more towards vegans/vegetarians and is a certified by the green restaurant association. they have also been voted as 2004 best martini bar from the detroit free press, 2002 best gourmet pizza by the detroit free press, and 2005-2007 citys best pizza by AOL city guide.

anyway, we got the pesto breadsticks and the vegan #8 pizza. the pesto sticks are wheat breadsticks with a pesto sauce on top served with their own herb tomato marinara sauce…delicious! the pizza was a wheat crust topped with walnuts, artichoke, spinach, and tomato and we chose to add tofu mozzarella…again, delicious!

check out amicis website here. if you are ever in the royal oak/detroit area i suggest you go get yourself some great pizza!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

pizza papalis-greektown. detroit, mi


hands down this is some of the best pizza you will ever eat.

no need to say more.

daves pizzeria-swartz creek, mi

this place is about as mom and pop as you can get. there's one old man working the kitchen and i am assuming his wife was the sole waitress working the floor. seeing this i wasn't expecting the greatest of service or to get my food fast but i was slightly proven wrong, the service still wasn't that great but its cool. id rather have a waitress that's real than one trying to suck as much as a tip out of me as possible. but, the food did come fast!

DSC00314 the place is filled floor to ceiling with clown posters, masks, balloons, trains, paintings, etc. if it had a clown on it then this place had it on the wall. it was kind of strange, but hey, who am i to judge. the atmosphere was very quiet. the radio was turned low and conversations from other tables were easy to pick up. DSC00307

anything negative i was thinking about this place ended as soon as the cheese bread hit the table. fuck man, it was good. unlike cheese bread at other places (luigis, sicilys) that loaded up the cheese to the point of the bread being soggy, daves cheese bread was pretty light on the cheese and not soggy from grease. so i was into that. it was good!

DSC00311 the pizza was hand tossed thin crust. it kind of reminded me of rizzos in a way but way better. the crust was crispy on the bottom but was also soft, sauce was sweet, the toppings weren't over loaded and the cheese was light. it was good. nothing awesome, but it was good. i liked it.

then to continue with the weirdness of the clowns, this was the to go box we got.


rizzos-flint, mi

DSC00293 there's something about cheap pizza that isn't necessarily good or bad. the kind of pizza that rules because its close, convenient, affordable, and still better than little ceasers. this is the case of rizzos.

walking into this place you have to question as to how they are still in business. the ceiling looks like it is about to cave in, the counter is browned with dirt and the floor looks like it hasn't been mopped in years. the lack of upkeep of the restaurant is a direct reflection on their employees that are found more often playing cards or watching tv than actually working. DSC00294

with all that said, i love this place! they have a deal where you can get a large 2 topping pizza for 5.95 and that's what we got. the pizza is, surprisingly, made fresh hand tossed thin crust. the sauce is sweet and the toppings are a little skimpy, but thats alright. the cheese isn't the greatest either but how cant really expect greatness walking through those doors!