Itzza Pizza

In a word: Itzza bitzza uzzual.

The specs: #00917   
2825 University Ave., 53705
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JM and Nichole ate the deep dish pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple on the whole thing and giardiniera on half and a three-piece hot & tangy chicken tenders.
The bill was about $25 plus tip.
JM gave Itzza Pizza a B; Nichole gave Itzza Pizza a B+ (see our grading rubric).

Itzza Pizza has some mighty big shoes to fill.  It has gone in where the old Gumby's on University was and it actually might succeed about as well.

To start with, the space on Uni has always been hard to find and small, so Itzza starts out with about the best thing about the place: its ordering process.  This is the first place we've really appreciated the online ordering more than the brick-and-mortar experience. You get to play with a pizza, topping it how you want and laying out what should go on half or a quarter of the pizza. If you are only ever ordering for parties, this is unnecessary, but for families, couples and small groups, it's salvation.

The pizza itself was quite good. It had a great romano cheese crust that was salty & not burned, but crunchy on the bottom. Pizzas of this variety tend to get soggy in the middle -- and this one didn't, quite as much, and the toppings had the right feel on the tooth.

Itzza Pizza

The chicken wings were hot and spicy in a good way and dried out in bad way, which dinged JM's grade. Based on the pizza, he'd agreed with Nichole that Itzza was a B+, but the wings were a minus. 

We would think of Itzza Pizza for pizza delivery sometime again, just to change it up.

Bike the Barns 2014

Bike the Barns, the annual fundraising ride for FairShare CSA Coalition, happened yesterday. It was fantastic! We highly recommend it to anyone who rides bikes, likes fun, or eats food.

The farm tours were interesting, restful & hospitable. Here are some onions in Luna Circle's hoop house.

Onions in hoop house

Lunch and snacks were amazing. Here, brat burger and sides from Food Fight; at other stops, scones from 4&20, Sassy Cow milk, cookies from Graze, Madison Sourdough Co. granola bars, apples, and at the end kabobs or La Fortuna pizza.

Burger

At the end, music, massages and cool green grass to lie in.

Sky after Bike the Barns

Thank you pledgers, congratulations FairShare on another great year (holy cow, John and friends! Awesome job!), and ride on.

It'Sugar

In a word: My Face Tells Me...

The specs: #00916   
540 State St., 53703
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JM ate the candy.
Nichole ate the candy.
We ate all the candy.
The bill was - who cares - candy!
JM gave It'Sugar a B-; Nichole gave It'Sugar a C+ (see our grading rubric).

State Street has been a candy corridor for decades, so in that way It'Sugar fits right in. But it was stunning to see how the first floor of 540 had been transformed from mellow Gino's into a saccharine theme park.

It'Sugar

It'Sugar was doing a brisk trade in giant novelty candies, retro treats, a relatively small selection of bulk candy (compared to predecessor Campus Candy), and branded tschotschkes. We spent way too much money and ate way too much candy. But it was fun, and the staff was super nice; we might come back to get a goofy gift or a treat for the office. (My stummy hurts...)


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