Happy In Bag

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Leaning Tower














Sometimes it seems that serving pizza and beer is a license to print money.

The fine, flaky-crusted pizza and cold beer Pizza Shoppe serves packs ‘em in. The regional chain’s pink, Thousand Island-style salad dressing is their only distinctive "specialty."

Can it really be that easy? Anyone want to start a pizza joint with me?

6 Comments:

  • At 7:33 PM, Blogger Xavier Onassis said…

    For some reason this post reminded me of Pop's Pizza on 291 Hwy in Independance.

    We had a couple of my daughter's birthday parties there. It was a nice family owned, family oriented place. Good food. Good arcade games for the kids. And they served beer for the adults.

    Everywhere except the row of tables in the front window.

    I thought it was maybe some kind of "image" thing. Didn't want people driving by and seeing people swilling big pitchers of beer.

    Nope. It was a regulatory thing.

    Apparently there was some sort of city ordinance in Independance that said you couldn't serve alcohol within X number of feet of a house of worship.

    There was a church of some sort on the other side of the highway and that row of tables in the front window of the pizza joint fell within that forbidden radius.

    How's that for absurd?

     
  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger pomegranate said…

    Ha. I know POP of Pop's pizza!!

    That's a great story..

    I'll make pizza when you open your place.

     
  • At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Midwest Kitchen said…

    I am in. How about in Ranchmart once they get the long, long, long, awaited makeover done? Your commute would be short! Too bad the theater isn't upstairs where it would get more traffic and be a great combo biz to draw in the crowds.

    It would have to be artisan pizza with a focus on regionally produced ingredients and serve a variety of brew. No franchise allowed.

     
  • At 1:43 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    XO- I love your story, but I don't believe a word of it.

    Pom and MK- Excellent! I agree with your concept, MK, as long as the tab stays at or below $10 a head. Ranch Mart would be ideal. There's also a vacant space at 83rd and Mission where Tippin's used to be. The parking lot almost always packed with Salty Iguana patrons. Nothing against that place, but if people will wait in line for tables there, they'd surely love our joint.

     
  • At 2:48 PM, Blogger emawkc said…

    How about this idea... you make your own pie. So we give them the dough, the fling it, twirl it, throw it in the air. Then they put their own toppings on and toss it in the oven.

    My friend Bob Sacamonto says we can't miss.

     
  • At 9:22 PM, Blogger Xavier Onassis said…

    HIB - I swear it's true. I asked about it at Pop's and that's what they told me.

    Pomegranate - Tell POP we are sorry he's not there anymore. There was just something about that place.

     

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