My Pizza is a Blaze: Personal Challenge, Day 36 (10.22.12)
It has become a challenge in itself trying to find something new to do every day. People keep asking me if I am exhausted from going to all these different places. My answer, I am exhausted from my day-to-day “doing the exact same thing several times a day” work routine but my personal challenge energizes me. You get a rush from trying something new. You feel alive. The hard part is the first few moments after you leave work and you just want to take a nap. I know if I go home, that is exactly what will happen. So instead, I go somewhere else to figure out what to do next. That someplace else is usually Vroman’s bookstore on Colorado in Pasadena.
After work, I will go to the Zeli coffeehouse, located in the front section of Vroman’s. You can get a large coffee for under $2 (and it is better than Starbucks). I find a table–or couch–and start searching through my list, books, different websites, Pasadena & LA Weekly, and the flyers/posters in the coffeehouse.
Sometimes, if nothing catches my eye, I will stroll down Colorado to see if anything catches my eye. On this day, I decided to walk over to Halloween City by Paseo Colorado. I needed some accessories for my Zombie costume. On my way from Vroman’s to Halloween City, I passed a pizza place that looked interesting, Blaze Pizza. I decided I would make that my food adventure for the day.
When you first walk in, Blaze looks almost like a high class sandwich shop with the long counter of ingredients. The have so many different options for pizzas. They do have signature pizzas for $6.85 but they also have build your own, customizable pizzas. So if you are Vegan, Vegetarian, have an allergy to Gluten or an allergy to dairy or soy, this would be an idea pizza place for you. They have options to meet everyone’s needs.
I decided to go for a personal signature pizza–the art lover. The art lover is topped with artichokes, mozzarella, ricotta, chopped garlic, and red sauce. I am not usually a fan of a thin crusted pizza but this was one tasty pizza. And I still can’t believe how quickly it was prepared. You place your order, it hits the ingredient assembly line and then it is fired in the oven. I was definitely impressed and I love that is located so close to Vroman’s. I don’t think I will ever go back to Domino’s after trying Blaze.