Just The Bear Facts . . .

Well, we got our Grimaldi’s fix today and it was just as delicious as always. And we got a bonus.

We started out with a small Spinach Salad,

Grimaldi's Pizza Spinach Salad 20220201

with Baby Spinach, Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon, Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. Really good.

One note about Grimaldi’s salads, unless there’s more than four of you, don’t order a large salad. The small one will easily feed four people, or two servings each, in our case.

We ordered a medium, or 16” The Don pizza, which comes with Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, and Meatballs. To which we added Bacon, Mushrooms, and Jalapenos.

Grimaldi's Pizza 20220201

The bonus I mentioned is that though we ordered the 16” size, we were served the 18” size by mistake. One of the managers bought it out and told us about the mistake, and that of course we would still only be charged for the 16” one. Nice.

She also told us to let her know if the crust was too blackened on the edges. We told that wasn’t possible, and it would be fine. And it was.

In fact the burnt/blackened edges are what makes the pizza crust so good. We never have any pizza ‘bones’ left over.

And even better, we had half the pizza left over for tomorrow’s supper.

Finishing up, we shared a slice of their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake.

Grimaldi's Pizza CheeseCake 20220201

Really, really, really good.

So good in fact that as your forks are dueling over the last bites, you seriously regret sharing the slice to start with. It was that good.

One caveat about visiting a Grimaldi’s in the afternoon, it’s probably a good idea to call ahead and find out when they restoke their oven. As I’ve mentioned before, Grimaldi’s ovens are coal-fired, and must be shut down for an hour every day to clean out the cinders and then add fresh coal and restart them.

Seems like every Grimaldi’s does this at a slightly different time, in our case it was 2:45 to 3:45. But if you get there at the wrong time, you may have a wait.

But it will be worth it.

Afterwards we made a WalMart stop, and coming out, we saw this guy. Don’t know if he was getting a jump on Valentine’s Day, or had really screwed up and was trying to dig himself out of the mess he’d gotten into.

WalMart Teddy Bear on Motorcycle 1

WalMart Teddy Bear on Motorcycle 2

Hope it worked out for him.

Thought For The Day:

Mirrors don’t lie. And lucky for most of us, they don’t laugh either.