What I love about this blog is that I know the world is my oyster. I can talk about anything pizza related, with the intent of being fun. And I can change up locations at any time. For this one, I’m getting a little away from the Baltimore area.
One day driving down by Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, MD I spotted a strip mall across the street, and discovered a new pizzeria. I had to try it.
Flippin’ Pizza touts themselves as New York Style. I know that’s hard to do when you’re not in the actual city or state. And this applies to any ethnic restaurant. If you’re not in the home nation, how authentic can it truly be? That doesn’t mean the food can’t be great, or even amazing. Well the pizza I tried here is neither great nor amazing. It was nothing special.
I am willing to try all kinds of crusts and doughs. I prefer a thicker slice, but that doesn’t mean a lighter one can’t do the trick. Something was just lacking here.
In keeping with tradition, I ordered my usual two slices.
First, the Tomato Basil, which as you can see, has the ingredients listed, which is a nice touch. I just couldn’t taste much of anything. The flavors did not come together. And the crust tasted like burnt toast. I don’t think the crust being so skinny had anything to do with the overall bland flavor. I just didn’t get much enjoyment out of it.
Second, the Brooklyn, with some of my favorite ingredients, mushrooms and garlic specifically. And I thought for sure this would be a winner. Well it wasn’t a complete disappointment. I expected more. The meat did not taste as good as I liked. I thought the pepperoni was ok but didn’t get much from the meatball. Garlic usually makes everything better, but I got nothing here. Same for the mushroom.
What can’t be disputed is their amazing weekly special. Two slices and a soda for $6.00, with tax included, is tremendous. I just wish I could say the same about the pie. But for those looking for a deal, it’s hard to top. And from the looks of it you can order this at any time of day, not just lunch. Pretty awesome stuff. And just because I didn’t enjoy it, doesn’t mean you won’t. It just didn’t work out this time. I’ll definitely give it another go in the future.
Their website is very user friendly. And as you can see by their menu, they do have a gluten free selection. And pride themselves on keeping it healthier than other comparable establishments. Too bad that didn’t translate to a better experience. Maybe next time I will build my own pie!
Another positive is their willingness to help out with fundraisers.
Their staff was very friendly and appeared happy to be there.
I wish Flippin Pizza all the best in their future endeavors and expansion. Their intent seems positive. The franchise seems to be growing and more power to them. Hopefully I’ll have a better eating next time. Maybe you will enjoy a selection here!
Thanks so much and have a wonderful holiday!