>Just the other day, Josh and I were discussing the finer qualities of Pizza Hut’s crust–namely, the gooey inside and the oily, crispy outside. It’s been a good 15 years since I’ve had one of their pizzas, but I still remember the goodness. Admittedly, this conversation started with me wondering how the Pizza Hut near us possibly stays in business, but this conversation also ultimately led to us helping the local Pizza Hut stay in business.
Facing a long, busy, work-focused weekend, neither of us really felt like cooking. And, since it’s suddenly about 38 degrees outside, neither of us felt like riding our bikes either. So, we started brainstorming about delivery options. We came up with two possibilities: Pizza Hut or the generically named Colorado Wok. After glancing at the Colorado Wok menu and deciding that I’m not nearly brave enough tot give it a go, we decided to see if Pizza Hut’s crust is as good as we remember. Since the last time I ordered pizza for delivery, they’ve developed a nifty online ordering system. At least it would be nifty it worked. It kept insisting that my name was already taken and, trust me, there is no way in hell that anyone else in the country has my full name. After screaming at the online system, I finally just called and ordered in a cool 3 minutes. We decided on sauce, red onion, green pepper, and pineapple, with no cheese. While we were waiting, I whipped up a variation of the Native Chi’s from the Native Foods cookbook to put on top of the pizza when it finally got here.
Final Verdict: That cashew based cheese was delicious on Pizza Hut pizza. And the crust is good, though not quite as greasy and delicious as either of us remember it. I’m a little worried that this worked out so well. Ordering one large pizza with a tip was a pricey proposition (about $23) and it turned out so good that I can see us doing this more often than we should. Luckily, the shame I’ll feel at putting out a recycling bin with a Pizza Hut box in it will probably deter me.