I live on a budget and try not to treat myself with going out for food more than twice a week. But four dollars for a whole pizza is worth breaking that rule, especially when the restaurant, Blaze Pizza is a five-minute walk from West campus.
However, I don’t want to lead you on. The pizzas aren’t always only four dollars. Normally they cost five to nine dollars (which is pretty darn cheap for a whole pizza), starting with the “Simple Pie” which costs only $5.25. Blaze also always has deals like four dollar pizzas, or four dollars off any drink and pizza!
And not only is Blaze affordable and always has kick ass deals, but they are also eco-friendly! The packaging is both recyclable and compostable.
People will continue debating whether thin or thick crust pizza is better as long as pizza is around, which we all know will be forever. Honestly, I love both. If a thick crust pizza has soft bread (Not burnt!) I’m in heaven. Every bite has a hearty helping of sauce and cheese. It’ perfect! It’s definitely a stuff-your-face-till-you-can’t-move food! #goodeating #Boston
On the other hand, if I’m in more of a savor-every-bite mood, thin crust is the way to go. Every bite is different in flavor and crunchiness/burnt-ness. Personally, I never have liked the burnt flavor, so when I get those bites of all burnt crust I’m not a happy camper. But the moments of rich bursting flavor, from both the crust and toppings, are flawless. A few nights ago, after eating cereal for my first two meals, I needed some rich flavor.
Now onto the pizza. I have gone to Blaze twice in the last two weeks and the first time I loved it! I got the “Red Vine”, which had ovalini mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil and parmesan. After cooking in the oven for a few minutes, the pizza was topped with olive oil and arugula (they had run out of basil ☹). Along with a fountain lemonade, it was the perfect meal.
The second time I went however, I got my ordering all wrong. I got the “Art Lover” which had artichokes, ricotta, mozzarella, and a few dollops of red sauce. I should have just stopped at that, but I added more toppings. I put some more cheeses, banana peppers, caramelized onions, and some arugula. I put everything I like on that one pizza and it didn’t turn out well. I love salty foods, but this was one of the most over barring salty foods I have eaten in a while.
I overdid it the second time. I got ahead of myself and ruined the whole thing. But that was my mistake, and the next time I go I will be sure to limit my salty ingredients to one or two. Blaze is a great place to go not only to sit down and eat but also to order online!