Thursday, July 21, 2011
Papa Murphy's Pizza - Take, Bake and Wallow in Gluttony
In less than 10 minutes and for under $25 dollars we left with 7 plus pounds (according to Mary) of pizza and bread sticks. It's really a unique concept. You go in and order a pizza, and they assemble it subway style then wrap in in saran wrap for you to take home and cook in your oven. You might be asking, "what's the draw then?" Well it's abundance. It's fat indulgence. It's cheap food, and a whole lot of it. Mind you the pizza is good, I've had better and I've had worse, but the overwhelming size and proportion of the food you get for the money makes this place amazingly cool. The toppings reminded me a bit of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell all in one. I can't explain it, you'll just have to trust me. The crust is an industry standard delayed fermentation crust which rises light and fluffy with a tad bit of a crunch. It lacks the flavoring many of the pizza places like Domino's do but you could easily add that at home. (butter, garlic, and imported 3 cheese)
Where Papa Murphy's pizza really shines, (beside making a French-person cringe in disgust at our glutenous fat arses here in America) is the additional options in purchasing pizza. First, they take EBT, which for anyone on or has been on food stamps will know... allows you to get their pizza (because it's not cooked) on food stamps. (Republicans will be lobbying the state legislature to get that overturned I'm sure.) and more importantly you can now pick up your delivery style pizza in advance, maybe even days, and have it warm and fresh when you want without the whole waiting 90 minutes for some snotty punk nose kid to show up at your door demanding a tip. No tip, and cheap abundant pizza... it's not a bad deal.