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Cheese Pizza- Maybe Going Toppings-Free is not that Bad After All

Maybe you like a little more cheese on your pizza. Or you maybe you have a soft spot for cheese-stuffed-crust pizza that mostly comes along with three kinds of cheese and a side-dish of sauce as an accompaniment. Whichever way that you choose to look at it, Cheese Pizza is without a doubt both the bane and boon of the modern snacking culture. In fact, it is widely considered a cuisine taboo for a fully-grown adult to crave this palate-enticing delicacy. But still, forbidden fruit tastes sweetest, and this makes cheese pizza even more tempting particularly in the pizza-consuming domain.

The Perfect Pizza?

A perfect ideal piece of cheese pizza is devoid of toppings. We are not surprised - toppings are overrated. If anything, the most overrated part of the perfect pizza equation. A simple restraint can catapult you to imaginable heights, and the cheese pizza is a delicious testament of this. Well, we are not saying that pizza toppings are necessarily a nuisance. Some like pepperoni, Boboli crusts, anchovies, and sausage actually do a lot to spice up an otherwise bland half-baked, mediocre pizza.

A Toppings-free Pizza

Nonetheless, cheese pizza is in a league of its own. Whether it is the best or not; that it pretty much debatable. One thing remains indisputable, though. Every time you order that 'average' awful pizza that it is not cheese pizza, the cheese is usually grossly overwhelmed by the unwelcome avalanche of haphazard toppings. Regardless of whether it is pepperoni or the milky mozzarella, toppings have a queer way of taking away the magic allure of this Italian bred delicacy. It is only in plain cheese pizza that there is an undiluted flavor epiphany made up of just sauce, crust, and cheese. And this flavor can only be revealed if it is unobstructed by the regular clumsy interlopers in the name of toppings.

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Cheesesteak Stromboli

Each and every time people hunger after a delicious baked combo of meat and cheese, they usually fall into two groups: either they are pizza lovers or steak-and-cheese lovers. But when you have finally sided with your camp and have ordered one of the scrumptious dishes for you, dining with someone from the different camp…
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21st Amendment Brewery Beer and Pizza – The perfect meal

Welcome to Surf Rider Pizza Café, San Diego’s premier East Coast style pizza place. Surf Rider Pizza Cafe simply has one main goal: to bring you the magnificent East Coast-style pizza and grub right here in San Diego! East Coast-style, thin-crusted, 18" pizza is our specialty. Apart from our serving of the "sugary goodness" found…
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Pepperoni Pizza – The World’s Most Popular

Pizza is commonly known as Pizza Pie in America. Pizza is a Neapolitan cuisine which is very popular in many different parts of the world. Pepperoni pizza pie is seen as one of the most popular types of pizza found in the global world. As the true name advises it is made up a coating of pepperoni on it. It really is one of the highly consumed pizza and mostly in the US. It also will come in a skillet and is also very mouth area tasty and watering. It is merely simply irresistible.

Pepperoni pizza is constructed of the common marinara sauce and dough. This pizza is basically topped with both a layer of mozzarella cheese and another layer of pepperoni on it and then it is cooked. Pepperoni can be an Italian-American composed of varied types of dried salami which is normally prepared by making use of pork, turkey, goat, beef and even fish. Pepperoni is normally spicy naturally. From southern Italy, this can be a decedent of the spicy kind of salamis. It is utilized in the pizza as a topping. The pizza is hence given the name as the pizza pepperoni.

The consumption of pepperoni pizza is quite high in comparison with the other styles of pizzas. It's very difficult to provide an exact set of substances used for the making of pepperoni pizzas as the ingredients used in preparation differ from individual to individual.

However the frequently used ingredients are the following:

- Pepperoni, spicy is preferred generally.

Ingredients mostly used in so that pizzas differ and is determined by the restaurant making it. Nevertheless, the used substances are generally; tomato or spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese, essential olive oil, gravy rendering it tastier, Minced garlic, salt, oregano and pepper which offers a good style. Pepperoni can be used and mostly preferred when spicy also; it is also used as topping for the American-style pizzerias as well as for preparing sandwiches.

- Pizza sauce or the spaghetti sauce can be used to make the pizza more delightful too. The crust of the pizza is propagating with the sauce level.

- Mozzarella Cheese is used very often.

- Olives can also be added on the top of pizza.

- Tomato sauce or gravy is used in order to make the pizza tastier.

- Mince garlic clove could also be used to pass on at the top of the crust.

- Salt, pepper, oregano may be added for extra tastes to the pizza.

Pepperoni pizza is a descendant of Italian spicy kind of Selami, though it's in essence an Italian-American dish that is usually made up of the many types of dried up salami prepared by making use of different kinds of meats such as pork, meat e.t.c. Its name is corrupted from 'Peperone' which can be an Italian plural meaning bell pepper. It had been in essence progressed in Italian-American cuisine.

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The Fresh Basil Pesto & Ricotta Pie

If you ever find yourself in Ocean Beach and you don't know where to eat, then we have the best solution for you. At Surf Rider Pizza Cafe we offer thin crusted, custom-made pizza. Even though we have a large menu, containing the best East Coast Style pizza, we are always open to any suggestions and if you want something special on it, we will be more then happy to customize it for you. If you just want to taste our specialties, then you could choose from a wide range of tasty pizza, made by the finest cooks in the East Coast.

Surf Rider Pizza Cafe was founded with the intention of bringing the best east coast pizza to San Diego. What can be better than a slice of freshly baked pizza, after a long surfing session on Ocean Beach, or even after a long walk in which you admired the amazing landscapes. We also have some unique types of pizza, that you'll never find anywhere else. Our most popular is the Fresh Basil Pesto & Ricotta Pie. Made with a soft thin crust, and with carefully selected ingredients like; red sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella from fresh milk and with a fresh basil pesto sprinkled on top, this is your perfect choice even if you're vegan or not.

The Fresh Basil Pesto & Ricotta Pie is also our pizza of the month. Most of our clients are asking for it, and they are so delighted with it that they return a second or a third time, to enjoy it again. It might be because we are baking it using a unique recipe and you won't find it anywhere else. Or it's just because the fresh ingredients and the fact that we're using only the most aromatic herbs in the world. At Surf Rider Pizza Cafe you will find a large menu, with a friendly personnel, ready to fulfill any of your demands and to bake you the most tasteful pizza you've ever eaten.

At Surf Rider Pizza Cafe, Pizza is an Art

The Best BBQ Chicken Pizza in OB!

Pizza was first introduced into the US at the end of the 19th century by Italian immigrants. Over the years, it has come to represent a very popular staple for people of all ages as well as all walk of life.

Surf Rider café situated in the Ocean Beach, San Diego area offers the roasted chicken barbecue pizza as its featured pizza for this month. For those who might be in the dark, Ocean Beach is a lovely beach town, whose many attractions includes the Ocean Beach pier, which is the longest of its kind in West Coast.

Back to our roasted chicken barbecue pizza though! The ingredients utilized to make this culinary masterpiece are roasted chicken, gorgonzola, red onions, cilantro and BBQ sauce. Like all the other varieties this café offers, this one is hand tossed, and if you wish, can be custom made. Through website www.surfrider.pizza, you can be able to view images of this featured pizza and many more others that may spark your fancy together with other delicacies like sandwiches. The menu also includes a wide variety of drinks to wash down your meal such as local craft beer not to mention the desserts options, which are laid out for you. So, if you find yourself in Ocean Beach SD, you now certainly know where to eat the very best pizza in the area.


It’s National Pizza Month!

Did you know that 350 slices of pizza are consumed in the United States each second? That is a lot of pizza! It is no wonder why everyone’s favorite pie gets a whole entire month to celebrate it’s awesomeness. In October we celebrate National Pizza Month, but here at Surf Rider Pizza Cafe we celebrate pizza every day, with every pie we slice.

What is your favorite type of pie? Our pizza’s are East Coast Style, thin crusted, ready to accommodate any topping combination your heart desires. An overwhelming 36% of people love their pizza topped with Pepperoni, taking the first prize as the most famous topping. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous we have tons of toppings from sausage to chicken to bell peppers to pineapple. You name it, you got it. Whatever the craving, we can fulfill.

Too many options and still can’t decide? Let us take away all of the guesswork by trying one of our Specialty Pies like the Hilaroni which has Pepperoni, Gorgonzola, Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil or the Dirty Dom, Our Exclusive White Jalapeno "Dirty" Sauce, Bacon, Jalapeno, Tomatoes, and Fresh Cilantro! All of our pizza’s are All of our pies are made with fresh whole milk mozzarella and our dough is made fresh daily from the finest ingredients, bringing the east coast straight to Ocean Beach.

If you are feeling thirsty our pie's pair quite nicely with the freshest local San Diego craft beers and brews. We treat our craft beer with as much TLC as we treat our food, and that is serious business and a winning combination.

It doesn’t have to be October to celebrate one of the nation’s favorite foods, but we will take any excuse for pizza! If you are in Ocean Beach any time of the year make sure you stop in and celebrate our fave food!

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Pizza of The Month Alert!

We take our pizza seriously. Very seriously. Which is why every month here at the Surf Rider Pizza Cafe in Ocean Beach we want to bring special attention to one of our fave pizza and share it with our loyal customers! Whether you are already a fan, or just hearing about it for the first time, we suggest you order this baby next time you stop in. Without further adieu....This month our featured Pizza of the month is our "Signature Surf Rider Pizza!"

A favorite among both our staff and patrons, the "Signature Surf Rider Pizza" comes topped with our own oven roasted garlic, delicious white sauce, gorgonzola, and the freshest local tomatoes, and basil. All pies are made with fresh whole milk mozzarella and our dough is made fresh daily from the finest ingredients. With freshness straight from the oven to the table, you can see why this mouthwatering pie is a fave!

The robust ingredients on the "Signature Surf Rider Pizza" make this pie perfect to pair with a beer from our extensive local craft beer selection, featuring world renowned brewers right here on our doorstep.

The white sauce has a creamy, rich texture that pairs great with a stout. Stouts are a heavy type of beer which compliments the richness of the white sauce well. The sweetness of an oatmeal stout would highlight the creamy texture of the sauce. It is a winning combination!

So the next time you are at dog beach, bring your pooch by (sorry, no dogs allowed in the restaurant) while enjoying your Signature Surf Rider Pizza & Stout! If you aren’t at dog beach, come anyways. Our pizza makes it worth it, we promise!

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