It’s good that I can take appreciate what’s a little bit closer to home to me. There’s plenty of places that serve pizza anywhere, in one shape or another. In one form or another form, pizza pies can and will be found. And while the flavors, topping, and ingredients remain constant, everyone has their take, their soul, and sometimes just different types of pies are going to be prepared and served to you.
Frank’s Pizza in Aberdeen, MD (all menu and no website makes this a bit easier), is not far away from home, and the nearby streets surrounding it have a small town feel, but then it kind of doesn’t. I don’t mean to sound do obscure, but I’m really not. Every town has its historic part with their post office, cafes, small shoppes, a few businesses that add to commerce, and a few randoms. I love the randoms too. And yet there’s always another constant, pizza.
Frank’s is as no thrills as it gets. It’s got a simple counter, a massive space, and old school seating that makes it easier to write about, so the artisanal and sometimes pretentious aspect is out the window. It’s refreshing to write mainly about the pizza itself and nothing else. Well the staff was busy yet courteous.
The pizza trays are the first things you see when you walk in. That’s a strategy that’s not rocket science, and I’m always been a fan of.
I’ve been here before, and the pizza is pizza. It’s nothing life changing nor does every experience, food, or pizza need to be. It does its job, does its job well, and you’ll likely to come back if you work, live, or are in the area.
This time I noticed a couple of stuffed pizzas on display, and for the sake of changing it up, this was necessary to purchase. I did not eat all of this one sitting. These four slices are the equivalent of four meals, at least.
So along with getting your simple cheese, a buffalo chicken, a stuffed cheesesteak, and a stuffed romano (pepperoni, sausage, and mushroom… if I’m missing something, I’ll stand corrected).
The cheese and buffalo chicken are fine. Nothing amazing, nothing that’s going to be questioned. Unless you write about it. The crust is fine, but nothing extraordinary.
The same can be said for the romano. The golden brown color is always a nice sight to see, but again, it’s solid but not much more than that.
I gloss over these three slices for a reason…
Finally, the cheesesteak is a guilty pleasure. And as you see with the romano, they pile on the toppings. And I don’t care how authentic this cheesesteak and the steak itself (Frank’s is less than an hour outside of Philadelphia), it’s the height of comfort food. But again, you could get multiple meals out of this. This is not meant to be eaten all at once.
I have all four slices, resting comfortably in my refrigerator, that may be sitting there for a while. I don’t recommend all of this in one sitting, or even a couple. Get a work out in before, and one sometime after. This can’t be healthy, but this is not why you eat this stuff to be healthy. This is not some conspiracy theory.
Sometimes you just want to eat and not worry about the consequences. That’s what you’re going to get with Frank’s.
Maybe next week we’ll go artisanal and a little more classy? Whatever that means.
Blessings to you…