Pizza Shack - Tustin
Last week I wrote about Taco Tuesdays, which has proven to be a taco purveyors' boon. But if there's a day of the week that calls for better food bargains, it's Monday. Why? Monday is the slowest day of the week for restaurants. Rather than sitting out the night idly, some restaurants choose to be closed. Others, like Pizza Shack in Tustin, incentivize customers with unbeatable deals.
Their discounted pie offer is so good, in fact, that it even bests Costco's pizza on value. Pizza Shack's medium, one-topping pizza is $7.85 (tax included) on Mondays (5 P.M.-9 P.M., take-out only). No coupon is necessary, and it feeds three hungry mouths amply with four slices each.
So yes, for almost every Monday since I found out about the special, I've been having pizza -- and it's a pretty satisfying one at that.
Its dough is a yeasty, springy specimen with a toothsome pull and an edge crust that's good for sopping up the pepperoni grease.
And if you do get the pepperoni as topping, there will be lots of it to soak up. The red, oily ooze seems to sweat out of the pepperoni like its been squeezed out by a vice. The grease will gloss the pie in a thin, rose-colored veneer. Inevitably, it'll dribble out the sides, slicking your lips and drenching your napkin.
If the extra fat is not your cup-o-tea, get the sausage. It's got the same peppery overtones and porky underpinnings of the pepperoni, but is far leaner and not as sloppy. Added to that, in every other chewy morsel, there's that occasional burst of fennel that the pepperoni hasn't got.
Some have also noted the sauce's inherent spicy kick. I attribute that to the pizzeria's Asian owners, Frank and Susan, who, by the way, are always in cheery mood eventhough it's Monday.
14201 Red Hill
Tustin, Ca. 92780
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