Sunday, October 27, 2013

Best Vegetarian Pizza

Papa Murphy's Thin Crust Vegetarian Combo Pizza

Let's talk veggie. My favorite pizza is vegetarian. It's not that I don't like a good supreme pizza, and I have no moral conflicts killing animals for food. It's just vegetarian pizza, has everything I love about pizza on it, without the unnecessary calories or fillers I don't want.

Interestingly, very few places make really great vegetarian pizzas, and in fact, the best comes from an unlikely source. Papa Murphy's take-and-bake's are really good, but their thin-crust vegetarian combo is to die for.

But it's odd, if you go to their website you will find two listing for vegetarian but not the combo. It is available though. I surmise it's just a regular combo sans the meats. Even their marinara is vegetarian, so if you do find yourself morally conflicted over the consumption of animals, less the cheese- it's completely vegetarian.

So try a Vegetarian Combo from Papa Murphy's (NOT the Gourmet Vegetarian). Just the plain old thin crust Vegetarian Combo (that's what it's actually called). Toppings are the traditional: mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, and roma tomatoes. I will note, that they sometimes call it a Delite, however their are two versions. I prefer the more traditional version.

It's odd, that a take-and-bake solution would taste better than most delivery or even fine pizza dining, but it does. It's like crack. A large abundance of toppings, and cheese makes each bite exactly what you would think of Italian pizza. I love the black olives, it's the one topping that deserves to be on every pizza, but combined with the roma tomatoes it's truly amazing.

In additional to being cheap (about $10 per pizza), Papa Murphy's takes EBT cards allowing many people to get take-out style pizza, when they otherwise couldn't afford it. Unfortunately Greensboro's Papa Murphy's is located way across town from UNCG, but it's well worth the drive when you want the best veggie pizza in town.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Likely, the best salad bar EVER!

So after class we went and hung out at Friendly Center. I had a hankering for a salad, but Shan wasn't too thrilled about the prospects of the Harris Teeter salad bar. It did seem rather expensive for what likely is left-over vegetables that have sat out for days. The vibe was not right, so we headed over to Jason's Deli, just across the parking lot. I of course did not know that at the time, and proceeded to allow Gwen (My GPS) to set us on a very interesting tour on the peripheral of the shopping complex.

Having never been to Jason's, I really didn't know what to expect but when you Google for the best salad bar in Greensboro, Jason's is what comes up. We were not unimpressed either.

If you're not wanting a sandwich, you can skip the line, hop to the self-serve kiosk and pay for your salad bar. Plate in hand, I filled it with everything I wanted including hand-grated Parmesan cheese, and home-made buttered mini-baguette croutons, and all the other good stuff. Two salads, and two drinks comes to $20, which is a steal. This is the freshest, best tasting salad I've ever eaten. Not only that but they give you free ice-cream at the end of it all. It's brilliant!

The difference? These aren't cheap ingredients, and they don't sit around. They're fresh, premium ingredients without the additives, and corn-syrup. It's not marketing hype (okay it is, but also...), it's TRUE! You've never had a salad this good in your life.

Amazing food, healthy to boot, and free ice-cream... why haven't I heard of this place sooner?