Pizza places are like ex-boyfriends… Eventually, they disappoint you & you break up. Our pizza place of the last two years suddenly stopped accepting any of their corporation’s coupons (for someone who rarely remembers to use coupons, I always utilize them for pizza purchases) & started going too quickly with their pizza preparation (a few jalapenos in the middle of my cheese pizza & then an underdone crust, etc.).
At least once a week, I have no time in the evening to throw something together or venture out for dinner. These nights beg for delivery (or cereal). When our pizza place hit three strikes, I decided to revisit former flames (never a good idea, right?). One was completely out of business. One no longer delivered to our area. One still had terrible / nonexistent coupons (the reason we had broken up in the first place). Sulky, I decided not to eat dinner that night (as we were out of cereal, even).
The guy turned around a few minutes later and named a pizza place I had previously ignored due to its ridiculous name: Extreme Pizza. I always felt like shouting when we’d get one of their fliers. “Hey, here’s your check stub & a new Rachael Ray magazine. Ugh, PG&E bill… OH! MY! GOSH! EXTREEEEEEEEME!!!! PIZZA!!!!!” However, a lack of other options forced me to give them a shot.
I’ll be honest, their delivery time is longer than any other pizza place I’ve tried. While the chains normally deliver in 30 minutes, I have waited 45-75 for Extreme Pizza (now tried it a couple of times). However, it’s worth it! Here’s why:
- Their coupons are awesome! Each receipt comes with a stack of coupons, but I’ve found great ones on the website as well. You can get free breadsticks with any online order & two large pizzas for the price of one on Tuesdays.
- Each person with whom I’ve interacted has been almost suspiciously cheerful. The delivery guy might be taking uppers, even. When I spoke with someone on the phone, he was fantastically polite & helpful (let me write in a coupon that the internet site wasn’t accepting for some reason – letting me get the internet order bonus & use the coupon from the receipt).
- I started off with a cheese pizza (my standby), but the delivery guy talked me into trying one of their Extreme Pizza Creations (their words, not mine) on a subsequent order. Truly, their “Ragin’ Rooster” was an amazing pizza – the best I’d had in awhile. Their description: A pizza with chicken marinated in a killer BBQ sauce, red onions, fresh cilantro, cheddar and mozzarella.
- All of the other stuff we’ve tried has been good too – cheese pizza, calzone, breadsticks.
Admittedly, the wait time is a bit longer & their signature pizzas are more expensive (around $20 for a large), but buy one / get one free on Tuesdays rocks, and my total would still actually be about the same as a pizza & breadsticks & delivery fee from another place, so I am sold.
Also, cold pizza for lunch makes my day!