Small Business Saturday is today, 11/28. This is a huge day to acknowledge many small businesses out there. The underdogs that are hidden behind large businesses gets to shine, today. Rose City Pizza is located close to me, and I love the vibe that I get when I walk in. No bullshit. No fluff. They are who they say they are and do what they do best. Make a pretty damn good pizza. I've been here a couple of times, and I can really speak that the owners of this place are humble, and hard working (I've never spoken to them, but I can tell just by how they work). This is a joint you will want to come just to show support. So what better way, to share Small Business Saturday, than at a local joint that serves the local community.
Without further ado, it's time for some good pies.
I really wanted pizza fries, tots, anything fried. But I need to calm down a bit since I've been devouring my face in fried greasy foods all thanks to Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I really thought I was going to order their Deluxe. But... Stromboli. Was literally sitting there, with my name, patiently waiting for my arrival like my flight just landed. I couldn't keep my eyes off the sesame crusted dough.
There is a problem when your food is sexier than you. But I did kind of feel sex(ier) eating this. The sauce, is everything that I would want minus the spicy kick. Which is fine because I doused tons of red chili flakes anyways. But the sauce had a strong, beautiful, garlic presence. I love garlic. So when I say I can taste the garlic, I ain't playing around. And if you don't love garlic, then we really have a problem here. I don't want to have to question our friendship... The stromboli is stuffed with gooey stretchy mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and italian sausage. The dough was VERY crispy outside and soft on the inside. The sesame seeds really made the dough pop, and I probably wouldn't have paid attention to it if it wasn't on top. Very delicious.
John ordered the Aloha. Hawaiian pizza is not something that I normally order. But oh my bacon gods has landed. Bacon in Hawaiian pizzas is NOW imperative. And you know what? If you think about the sauce and the pineapple, it's sweet and usually one noted (does that sentence even make sense) but with the salty bacon, it really transformed a classic into something totally different. Simple. But DUH why didn't I think of this?
Make sure to get your foot in whenever you are around. There is a Target and Starbucks. Target was our first destination for Lactaid pills (yes, I know), followed by Rose City Pizza, and then Starbucks for a pick-me-up. I am genius.
3588 ROSEMEAD BLVD. ROSEMEAD, CA 91770 (626) 280-8885