BY JENNY BOONE
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Do you have one of those restaurants in your weekly or monthly rotation that you keep coming back to? The one that has great food, a casual atmosphere and you feel like every time you visit it gives you the same comfort as home? For me, that place is Hot Toppings!
Every time I visit Hot Toppings, I’m treated like a lifelong friend! They remember my name, ask me how I’m doing and remember what I like. Pretty much the entire experience sets it apart from so many other fast casual restaurants. I’ve tried other fast casual/customizable pizza places and Hot Toppings is by far the best! Besides the vast selection of sauces and toppings, Hot Toppings offers outstanding customer service; an affordable price point; excellent food; and a fun atmosphere. In fact, everything tastes so much fresher here because the owner is dedicated to using only the best produce—which is extremely fresh and hand-cut just before serving. His attention to quality really shows up on the plate. It’s a pizza lover’s dream come true—no matter how complex or simple your desires!
Besides fantastic pizzas and salads, they have a great craft beer and wine selection!
Our Menu included:
An alfredo/marinara swirl pizza with roasted garlic, spinach, pepperoni, bacon, ham, mushrooms, and three cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan). Our pizza was cooked twice to get that nice crispy thin crust that I like. Pizzas are regularly cooked once for a fluffy, buttery crust.
A BBQ sauce pizza with ham, pineapple, pepperoni, bacon, red onions, and fresh jalapeños.
A build your own salad with bacon, corn, bell peppers, broccoli, ham, garlic croutons, sunflower seeds, and honey mustard dressing.
Cinnamon-Sugar Dessert pizza with a side of sweetened cream cheese. This item is not pictured because it was devoured immediately!
It may not be the fanciest place or provide crazy, exotic cuisine. However, it’s that go-to place after a long day at work when you don’t feel like cooking and you want something incredibly delicious and easy!
Whether you’re looking for a great pizza place or a great restaurant to add to your rotation, Hot Toppings is: the place where everybody knows your name, and you’re always glad you came! – Cheers theme song
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