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We’ve tried a few different frozen pizzas and pizza crusts, and here are our thoughts on them. None were excellent, but it’s frozen pizza so our hopes weren’t incredibly high. We added a few extra toppings to each – extra cheese, fresh basil, onions, and red peppers. You know we have to enhance the flavor of everything we eat, but since we were only judging crust and consistency our additions did not affect our review.
We found the sauce and cheese to be adequate on this pizza. We found the crust to be crunchy and somehow both chewy and crumbly. The crust seemed to be heavy on the corn as it seemed rather gritty. The flavor was overall great and was my girlfriends favorite out of the three pizzas. The crust passed the cold pizza test well enough still being edible.
Rating by lclark: 4.0 stars
Against the Grain
This was the sole untopped crust we tried out. It looked amazing and was a three cheese flavored crust. We found that topping it with sauce and cheese and baking it according to the instructions gave us a gummy unpleasant crust. The flavor was cheesy but not a flavor reminiscent of pizza crust. It was a bit too buttery flakey for a pizza. This was actually our least favorite pizza of the night. Maybe parbaking the crust till a little beyond golden brown may help the consistency issue. It seemed to taste better cold the next day and the cold helped the chewy gummy crust seem more palatable.
Rating by lclark: 2.0 stars
We found this to be the tastiest option but it only won by a slim margin. The sauce and cheese were adequate but we again added some of our own cheese. We found the crust to be crunchy on the edge with chewy but not bad overall texture. The flavor was the most real pizza flavor of the three. it also won the cold pizza contest being pleasant the next day to eat.
While I was thrifting for items to resell, I happened upon a new restaurant with fantastic gluten free food; Burger Bach. The burgers are made from grass fed beef, all but two of their extensive list of sauces are gluten free, and they offered a local gluten free hard cider. I had the New Plymouth burger it comes with two slices of bacon, two thick slices of brie, perfectly grilled onions, mushrooms, and a tarragon mayonnaise that was subtle and didn’t overpower the light creamy cheese. I did not try the gluten free bun as I have additional food allergies, but the burger and topping were fantastic and filling on their own. The burger does not come with the traditional american side of fries. Instead they pair it with a crisp refreshing salad lightly coated in an apple vinagarette dressing. The fresh basil MADE the salad! My guest and I shared a small fry and ordered three of the many dipping sauces. By far my favorite was the cilantro flavored sauce. The jalapeno and the honey mustard were excellent too. I ordered unsweetened tea and was brought a bottle of Honest Tea Green Tea. It was tasty, but not what I am used to in a unsweetened tea. The staff was great. Our waiter Kabo was fantastic. He recommended a locally brewed hard apple cider I had never tried. Showed me the dinner menu pointing out his favorite items and answered questions I had about the gluten free menu knowledgably. Overall the experience was extremely pleasurable. I will definately be returning for the half off seafood during happy hour from four to six.
Rating by lclark: 5.0 stars
This place really understands gluten free food and makes a fantastic meal!
New Plymouth Burger (no gluten free bun photoed due to additional allergies)
These were tasty and cooked in a dedicated gluten free fryer!
This place has a great family atmosphere. Nino’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant in Midlothian Virginia has dine in, carry out, and delivery! The fact that they deliver high quality gluten free pizza makes them our favorite pizza place ever! The gluten free pizza is pretty good and my girlfriend who is celiac and highly sensitive to gluten has never had a problem after eating it. For the non gluten free diners in your pizza party, Nino’s pizza is excellent. We have not yet eaten anything off of their pasta menu, but when we do a review will follow.