I ate a Three Brothers restaurant many years ago, not appreciating the significance of family, or a family operation.
When I was younger, I appreciated local business, but maybe not in the same way I do now. I’m always sentimental to stories about family, and how one business grows into many. Bigger than that, when kids and grandkids become regular guests of the same restaurant that their parents visit, and still do, that warms my heart. How can it not?
I take all factors into consideration when visiting a pizzeria, and trying a slice or a pie. It’s not always as serious as I’m making it out to be. Local business, or any business, takes a lot of work. That’s why I always look for the good and see the positives in any situation, in particular when it comes to a local establishment.
This is a review of two pizzas, over two different locations, and over two different time frames.
First, the simple cheese pie out of Bowie, and it’s a winner. Me and a dear friend got this pizza per my pals’ suggestion.
I’ve had so many pizzas recently that at times some may start tasting the same or don’t stand out. This one does and I honestly can’t put my finger on why. Well if you read what I said earlier, that might be why. But I really enjoyed this crust. It’s a little thicker, has a different kind of crunch, and complements the cheese and sauce well. It tasted even better reheated. You can see the difference in the pictures. This is a really good cheese pizza.
Recently, out of the Odenton location, I ordered the meatball parmesan pizza.
Maybe I had hoped for a little more pop, and a little more wow. This is still a good pizza, but I just felt something was missing. But I’m going to project a little bit…
If this was a few minutes earlier, or I was in a different place in time, who knows how I would have felt about this pizza, or how the pie would have turned out. This was lunch time, and I imagine there was a rush of orders, and not every pie is going to be made exactly the same. I could also tell you that the mood I’m in can always make something that much better or otherwise.
While it wasn’t amazing when first eating it, it tasted great after reheating it a day later. And I knew exactly that would happen. The slightly crunchiness of the meatballs, the parmesan, and crust a day later tastes like home, it tastes so simple, and it tastes like a family gathering. Man… I’m getting sentimental.
There’s so many pizzas and menu items to choose from, that there’s something there for everyone. Along with having so many locations near Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington, that it’s not only family friendly, but accessible, and welcoming. I’m all for all of those.
I’m intrigued by stopping by their original and most popular location, in Greenbelt, to what I feel will even have more of that family vibe. Because I’m visualizing it, I sense that exactly that will be the case. I hope to do so within the next couple of months, and see for myself.
I look forward to it…
Peace be with you..