Friday, July 2, 2010
Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Shakey's is relatively new to this location, (9602 N. Newport Hwy) It's another one of those places I have wanted to try, but never did quite have the opportunity. (I blame the yummy little "Panda Express" next door.) But you know, when an opportunity presents itself, sometimes you just have to take it, and the other day I did.
I remember Shakey's as a child. It was not here in Spokane, in a completely different city in fact, but it was still Shakey's Pizza, even way back "when." I remember, way back then, the big ta-so was a guy with a banjo playing while my family ate pizza.
Times have changed, now there is big screen TV, an a kids arcade.
Golf was on at the time, to which my daughter who was with us, and who is really good at "goofy golf," and who knew it was World Cup season, automatically subtracted ten points from the overall restaurant score. (She probably would have given them some points for a banjo player though.) Sports bar or no sports bar, which they also have here, we are not keeping score.. just enjoying the dining experience and the food, and... for the record, just as I remember as a child, the pizza was superb!
We ordered the Firehouse Special on thin crust. I love it. Being a basil lover, I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh basil and the thin crust was probably the best I have even had. It was hard to choose what to order, as there is quite a selection, even a make your own option. Here is the menu!
They utilized these groovy little homing devices to help them find your table and bring your order to you when it is ready. This might also call your server to the table , I am not sure, but it is a rather neat little invention I must say. I should have pressed the button to see if it worked, and called a server to get my drink for me, I didn't like standing in line, the one and only line in the whole place, to pour my own drink.
Definately a winner in the Pizza department... right up there with the best, that is for sure!