I didn’t have a clever title nor did I come up with anything so terrible that it could end up being funny. I made myself laugh just now. I stuck with the alliteration.
My random travels brought me to Extreme Pizza. I had only heard about them sparingly but never stumbled upon a location, until now. Makes sense, since the only one remotely close to me was my stop in Pentagon City/Arlington.
Check out some of the eccentric names for these pies. That’ll draw folks in on that alone.
This may come as a shock but I went with the Peace In The Middle East. I badly wanted to like this. It unfortunately didn’t happen.
I got the personal size to go and that was more than enough. I know the picture at the top tells a different story. That’s another misleading first impression. Don’t judge a pizza by its cover. I’m just full of cliches today.
The biggest problem was that feta and mozzarella were on the same pizza. In some instances I could see that working. It didn’t happen with this choice. It’s such a dichotomy of cheeses that it didn’t materialize into a masterpiece. It felt bland. I love feta and I love mozzarella. Not here though. Feta is a sentimental thing for me per family gatherings and other reasons, so this made me distraught. I’m projecting.
There were too many other moving parts. I love hummus, tomatoes, olives, and pepperoncini but not all at once. If you pick the pieces off they’re fine on their own. I did that quite a bit. The caramelized onions didn’t work here either. They didn’t have a place here. I’m sad to even write that as I adore onions.
While eating I wondered if I should have gotten the wheat or gluten free crust. Maybe that would have improved this pie? Ironically, the crust was my favorite part. So that wasn’t the problem. I get the feeling this is an adventurous pizza that many will love. But I didn’t.
I took many photos of the slices. It’s gorgeous on the surface but buyer beware.
However, there’s so many magnificent looking pies that I will be back. Perhaps I’ll try a vegan selection. That alone is a draw. I’m all for expanding my horizons.
If you’re near a location, I would recommend a visit. Maybe you’ll find a gem. I suspect this chain is only going to grow. They seem to love California.
If and when I’m back at Extreme Pizza, I’ll be happily writing about it and I believe it’ll be a stupendous pie. I’m optimistic.