Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oakley Pub an Grill

Let me first begin by apologizing for the incredibly long delay in posts. Life got a bit crazy this summer between going to weddings, trying to plan a wedding, and spending almost the whole month of August in Michigan for work. Alas, we're back at it. Actually, we've managed to squeeze in 8 pizza nights since the last post, I've just slacked majorly on my posting duties. So now it's time for me to play catchup, and I'll begin with Oakley Pub & Grill, which we went to way back in July, right before July 4th weekend. Thursday night is $6 pizza night at Oakley Pub & Grill, which also happens to be walking distance from our place. So we headed on down and order a Pepperoni pizza, a Margherita pizza, and a Grilled Chicken Caesar pizza.

Here's how Oakley Pub & Grill scored:

(1-5 scale, 1=worst, 5=best)

Appearance (overall): 3.17
Aroma (overall): 4.00
Taste (overall): 3.58
Crust - 3.83
Cheese - 3.00
Toppings - 3.67
Sauce - 3.50
Pepperoni Pizza (overall): 3.33
Specialty Pizza & Menu Options: 3.67
X-factor: 3.58

Kevin thought that the $6 pizza tasted like $6 frozen pizza - good, but not spectacular. But, he thought that it was a good deal based on the fact that it's his favorite local pub. I think I must have given Nik grief for not writing many comments, if any at all, so here goes his longest, nerdiest comment yet. Nik commented that the maillard reaction adds so much to a pizza. It makes it taste not like frozen pizza. Nik thought that all of the components were there, but it could've been so much better.

I pretty much agreed with Kevin and Nik's comments, noting that the crust tasted like a cracker and was really crispy like a cracker (the crispiness not necessarily being a bad thing). As you probably know by now, I think a pizza is more attractive when the pepperoni are on top, which was not the case here. On top of the pepperoni being under the cheese, the cheese on the pepperoni pizza wasn't even melted all the way! It definitely needed to cook for a few more minutes. The Margherita and Grilled Chicken Caesar pizzas are what helped Oakley Pub & Grill score better than they would have if I had judged them solely on the Pepperoni pizza. Both of these were cooked all the way through and the Margherita pizza had a nice garlicky flavor.

So although the pizza wasn't a huge hit, the Oakley Pub & Grill remains my favorite local neighborhood bar.

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