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GASTRO ADVENTURES: PIZZA PRESS

Being a huge pizza fan, I was pretty excited when The Pizza Press opened right down the street from our hotel, just a few minutes by foot. I decided to drop by for a quick visit, and now I’m hooked! The concept is a pretty unique one, where each person orders a personal pizza made to order. They have different “editions” named after different newspapers, but you can add all the toppings you want and it will still be the same price. Here’s a picture of the menu:

As far as the actual restaurant goes, there aren’t that many tables and parking is non-existent, so I’m guessing most of their customers will be guests from the surrounding hotels like the HoJo. They themed the restaurant to look like a 1920′s era newspaper press. Even the employees have suspenders and berets, which is a nice touch considering the popularity of Buena Vista Street just a few minutes away.

The trash can might confuse some. :)

After your pizza is assembled, it goes through this oven. On a side note, this place used to be a Quizno’s so I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the same oven they used to make their sandwiches. I’m not sure if they had the settings figured out when I went there, because they had to run it through the conveyor belt a couple of times. The pizza still tasted great so it didn’t really matter.

Here’s my current favorite, “The Times”. Chicken, Mozzarella, Gouda, Barbecue Sauce and Cilantro minus the Red onions and Tomatoes – but that’s just me:

My friend ordered “The Chronicle” which has Mozarella, Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Mushroom, Peppers, and Pesto Sauce. He asked for extra Pesto if you couldn’t tell ;)

They also have some local beers on tap from Anaheim Brewery. I didn’t get to try it out because I went on my lunch break and that wouldn’t be very responsible, now would it? :) Next time I’m not working, I will give it a try though:

The Pizza Press is located at 1534 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA and they are open until 1AM! With Disneyland closing at midnight during the summer, they’re bound to get a lot of tired theme park guests looking for a good bite to eat – or an alcoholic beverage to drink!

See you guys next time!

Tommy the “Newsie”

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