Try It Out Thursday: Jersey’s Pizza

Try it Out Thursday
Try It Out Thursday is dedicated to recipes or ideas that I find on Pinterest or receive in my e-mail. I tend to “pin” and save a lot of recipes & craft ideas and never try them so I decided that this will help me wade through the many pins and e-mails that I have.

This Try It Out Thursday is dedicated to a new local restaurant.

For those who know me, I love pizza! I could eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime inbetween. Recently on my way to the store I saw a new little place called Jersey’s Pizza. As a matter of fact I passed it several times last week and since my new stove had still not arrived, my hubby and I decided to give it a try.
I found Jersey’s Pizza very easily on Facebook and saw that they had menu so I looked at that and was very impressed with the prices. They have a great “Carry Out Special” which we took full advantage of. Here is what their menu looks like (I got this menu from their Facebook page)

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When trying a new place, I usually call first to find out their hours and to  gauge the friendliness of the staff. When I called I went ahead and placed my order. The lady who answered was very pleasant and she even encouraged me to get more than just pizza. Before we hung up I told her that I was across town and wondered if she could put my order off about 15 minutes. She asked how long before I would get there. I told her that I would be there to pick up in 25 minutes. She said that would be fine.

We ordered the Double Play with 2 Large 2 Topping Pizzas + (Free) 2Liter of soda and an order of their cheese sticks. The order total was $21.09. For all that, I usually pay anywhere from $25-$32 at other pizza places. Needless to say we were very impressed with the price aspect.

When we walked into the building there was a delivery guy (THIS PLACE ALSO SPORTS FREE DELIVERY!) walking out and the young lady behind the counter immediately greeted us. The inside was a cute place with checkered black and hot pink tile. The front of the register area was a chalkboard that had a really cool quote on it. It was a fun place to walk into.
The first smell after walking in was of DELCIOUSNESS! I gave the cashier my name and she said that our pizza was just coming out. Perfect timing! At that time a guy from the back came out to the front. He said something to the cashier and then said, “You’re pizza will be out in just a minute. I pushed making it to as close to the time as I knew you would get here.”  Fresh is best. (I kind of paraphrased what he said but that’s really what I “heard” him say)
We struck up a conversation with the cashier who turned out to be the wife of the guy making our pizza: who was the owner. Jay & Laura are totally sweet and genuinely passionate about their business.

We ordered a Pepperoni and Bacon pizza and a Ham and Pineapple pizza. Nothing too complicated. I’ve found that simple is best when trying out a new place.

First of all, the dough from Jersey’s, in my opinion, is something that I have been looking for. It’s crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. When I say chewy, I don’t mean doughy, I mean it has a great texture. It absorbs the flavors on the pizza so well. I also loved that there wasn’t an OVER abundance of pizza sauce. Some pizza places just drown their pizza in sauce and I do not like that. I like to be able to taste my toppings.

The Pepperoni & Bacon pizza was my personal favorite. I could taste the pepperoni and the bacon separately and there was a perfect amount of cheese. The smell alone was intoxicating! It was also really pretty to look at and there was no skimping on the toppings either!

 

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We also ordered their cheese bread. The cheese bread was basically the size of a medium pizza. It was cheesy and covered in garlicky goodness. It also came with a marinara sauce that by the time we got it home was cold but it was still really good.

 

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Jersey’s Pizza has definitely given me hope! I will be returning again and again!

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If you’re in the neighborhood, head over and visit them. You will NOT be disappointed! When they ask you how you heard about them, let them know they got a rave review from My Kitchen Is Open!

~Mrs Galvan~

 

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