I was all set, like I usually do, to link the website to the specific restaurant or pizzeria that I would be writing about this week. I’m surprised that I can’t find anything for the OC Brewing Company. I’ve linked a review page, among other links for your information.
Nevertheless, I was invited by a friend to meet up here earlier this week, at their Abingdon, MD location (not far from where I live) just to catch up and have some foods, and drinks. You know because that’s what goes on at a restaurant. Even though I’ve found myself being indecisive and just sticking with water. That has happened more than once.
Little did I know, this place serves pizzas, and flatbread kinds to boot. That made me happy. But even all the while, it still didn’t sink in that this is an easy thing to write about since it literally found me and fell in my lap. Sometimes life works out that way and you don’t have to do much searching.
Now I do have a backlog of restaurants, pizzerias, and pizza parlors (mutually exclusive much? hmm..) that I will or may never get to. But as the weather continues to be cold, and I prepare myself for more of the heavy hitters to come along the way, it’s nice to find a few gems and unexpected turns in the road.
I can’t link a menu, but thankfully I did get a snapshot of their pizza selections.
My friend got the cheese, and after seconds of agonizing I ordered the Godfather. I knew I wanted it but I had to be coerced into saying yes. It’s just food. Maybe I get kick out of being indecisive, maybe it’s the Gemini in me, or maybe I relaxed and let the pizza come to me.
And after a few minutes, our pizzas arrived.
Now if you like flatbreads, square & rectangular shaped pieces (which may remind you of this place), then you’re going to feel satisfied.
When thinking about how to review a pizza like this, I shouldn’t think so much. I shouldn’t think so much on this to begin with. But I will be less critical than I would be if the pizza carried a certain weight or aura about it.
There’s lots to like. The dough is simple, that means that the crust was heated and came out just right. There’s a lot more cheese (per what my friend said) than you might expect, per the cheese pie.
For me, the Godfather was a solid choice. Our server told us it’s one of the more popular ones. I can understand that. The name has a familiarity about it, though I have no idea from where. Yes, that would be sarcasm.
But it’s essentially a supreme with a little more kick to it. Some seasoning was needed to add even a little more flare to our pizzas.
So while this is not going to be award winning pizza, it’s going to make you happy, make you feel good, and bring joy into your life. And that’s all you want from your pizza, and from all the simple pleasures we seek.
I’m grateful for the afternoon and time spend catching up, in a different yet close by setting, which I hope will happen again. Which means another pizza story might be forthcoming.
What’s also funny as I write this, is how often do we not go to places that are so close to us, because of the proximity, because it’s literally right there, and it’s easy to take for granted. I don’t want to take things for granted. I want to appreciate what is good and what is all around me, right in front of me, and right beside me, whatever that may be.
More to come…
Peace Be With You.