Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Pizza Press, Old Towne Orange, CA - Restaurant Review

Love this place - what a revelation! So much better than Blaze Pizza just down the block - same concept, but TPP has much better execution! You can build-your-own pizza at either restaurant. However, the pizza that I ended up with at TPP was absolutely loaded with toppings (yay!), while the pizza I designed at Blaze was meager at best.

At TPP, you can either choose a signature (pre-designed) pizza from the menu (between $6 and $8 for a medium-sized pie - you'll have about 2 or 3 pieces left over if you're an average eater), or you can "Publish Your Own" for $8.25, adding any (or all) of the toppings available. Options they offer include several meats (pepperoni, sausage, bacon, chicken), veggies (too many to list), cheeses (including vegan), fresh herbs (basil and cilantro, etc.), and sauces (balsamic vinegar, BBQ, pesto, etc.). I chose red sauce, goat cheese, green peppers, olives, tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, caramelized onions, artichokes, kale, and a drizzle of pesto.

I paired the pizza with a fresh homemade salad and Trader Joe's VINTJS Pinot Noir Rosé, and it hit the spot!

I absolutely adored this unbelievably yummy pizza - so much so that I had the two leftover slices for lunch on the plane the next day - so perfect! I wonder what it would take to get a TPP here in Austin? (Sorry, Home Slice - it's a totally different concept!)

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