Yeah that title is cheesy (ha!) I know. I just think it’s appropriate considering the pizza, the location, and the all around mood I was in.
A trip to sunny and glorious Florida included a visit to Ft. Myers, which has its own sense of beauty that my words won’t do it justice. But how happy I am that my first visit to a Jet’s location takes place here.
There wasn’t anything out of this world about the store, and that’s just how I liked it. I don’t recall any tables or chairs to sit in, but that could just me being overly excited about trying some pizza that was quick and easy. And would be easy to write about. This will be one of the easier ones.
Just envision that life is going good, you’re on vacation, time is standing still, and you spent it with some fantastic people. That’s going to make most foods, most experiences, and most anything taste better and feel that much more invigorating.
It helps that this pizza was spectacular.
When I walked in the door I had no idea what I was expecting. The joy comes initially comes from knowing I’m trying a pizza out of the way, and might not be on my radar anytime soon.
Time wasn’t necessarily of the essence, but I did want something for the road. I was hoping for a cheese and a pepperoni (you know keep it simple), but all they had was the latter. Considering the store had just opened (yes I was more excited than usual, but pizza is exciting…) the only thing available pepperoni. And as I’ve said before, I could easily pick the pepperoni slices if necessary.
In this instance it wasn’t necessary. The deep dish and greasy goodness is the stuff of vacation, it’s the stuff of marvel, and it’s the quintessential and affordable comfort food is just what the travel Gods ordered.
And when I mean greasy, I mean greasy. And this is a compliment. I wanted something like this to capture what I don’t know. Maybe just some happiness. I was happy and honestly one slice was enough that I saved the other for later. Deep Dish squared pizza just has this approachable look about it. It takes me back to my youth and my childhood, and from where I can’t quite picture it. But it brings back joyful memories and sentimental feelings that only be described as fun.
As their synopsis says, pizza should be fun. And ‘Life is Short. Eat Better Pizza’, is their mantra and I agree on both. And I recall my two slices and a soda was $6 or so, at the most. A tremendous deal.
This isn’t meant to be the world class, overly analyzed artisan pizza that many places tout themselves as, and throw that word ‘artisan’ around to the point it means nothing. Their pizza means something. The crust was heated to perfection, the cheese was great, the pepperoni was great, everything was great. I have no complaints. I only have good things to say.
I imagine if I came across a Jet’s Pizza in not so romantic circumstances I would still be heaping praise where praise is deserved. I absolutely love the lack of pretension and I adore the genuine vibe I get from their pizza and this pizzeria.
An awesome vacation visiting some awesome people helps. But that’s for another time. I’m so happy right now!
I can’t wait to go back, when can I go back? There’s so many pizza options that calling this the beginning is an understatement.
Where do I go from here? Hopefully a return engagement can match the joy attained fro this visit and my visit to Ft. Myers overall.
This makes me feel so good.