Pizza is my favorite food. I think I could eat it everyday and never tire of it. Ever. But even then there are a few pizza's that stick out in my mind as particularly yummy. Not your typical run of the mill pizza, but something really tasty. Something special. One of those happens to be in my old neck of the woods, Mansfield, Ohio. For years I lived within an hour or closer to this establishment, and yet I can count on one hand how many times we actually ate one of these pizza's. The reason? As much as I LOVE pizza, my husband DESPISES it that much more. Well, maybe I'm not being fair. He'll stomach it once in awhile to appease his family because he's just really sweet like that, but every reason that makes me really, really love this pizza, everything that makes it especially delicious to me, makes it especially unappealing to him. Since I do not normally enjoy punishing my husband, on the occasions when we did have pizza, it was not from this incredible pizza place.
Of course, there were a few special occasions. Once, my husband took the boys to a father-son sleepover at our church and it was just my daughter and I. We watched chick flicks like The Prince and Me and ordered one of these special treats with pepperoni and cheese.
The second was when my husband and I celebrated a wedding anniversary. We'd purchased tickets for a special dinner theater, but I'd been deathly ill and was recovering from a spinal and a horrible headache. Since he really did think I was dying, he gave away our tickets and relented to ordering a pizza and spending a quiet night at home.
I know we ordered it once just because...and after we ate it at my parent's home, my husband realized that they had some especially yummy fried chicken that he was fond of.
Finally, after asking my husband if we could get it the last three times we traveled to Ohio, this time he agreed. So, just what is the reason I love this pizza... well... take a peek for yourself:
Okay, maybe you can't tell that this pizza is nearly an inch thick..but surely you can tell that it is loaded with toppings! In fact, the reason my daughter didn't eat this until she was five was because I was afraid she would choke on the cheese. Just ask her what the experience was like the first time she ate this pizza! Maybe this picture will show it a bit better:
I wanted to hold a ruler up to the slice, so you could really see what I was talking about but my husband put his foot down and said enough is enough. Of course, since we were eating at my mother-in-law's, I think I confirmed her suspicions that I really had lost it...you know...taking pictures of my food and all.
Is your mouth watering yet? Well, if you're in North Eastern Ohio or just passing through, head on over to Deschner's Carry Out & Drive Thru in Mansfield, Ohio. This is one pizza you need to try!