Review: Mystic Pizza 2 & MOSQUITO BITES EVERYWHERE
JFG Nation, I was in Connecticut/Rhode Island for a wedding this weekend and somewhere along the way I was bit by a mosquito. In several places. Everywhere – legs, forearm, butt. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
I’ve tried every home remedy in the book to stop the itching. Lemon juice. Vinegar. Rubbing alcohol. It’s fine, but not great. Let me know in the comments below – how do YOU deal with mosquito bites??? I’m dying over here.
Today’s review: Mystic Pizza 2!
Mystic Pizza 2 is the second location of the famous Connecticut pizza place by the water. I never heard of it until the movie came out in the late 80’s. But since I was in the area, I had to see what the buzz was about.
Mystic Pizza 2 was full of classic pizza restaurant charm. The vinyl booths. The stained glass light shades hanging over the tables. The juke box. Parmesan and red pepper shakes on the table. Classic charm.
The large pepperoni pie at Mystic Pizza 2 came out in less than 15 minutes. It was PIPING HOT – I definitely burned the sh*t out of my mouth on the first bite.
The crust was definitely a pan crust, like Pizza Hut – you could tell by the way the edges of the pizza were. The cheese on top was molten and the pepperoni coverage was decent. But the thickness of the pie, the way the pepperonis tucked into the places where the pizza was sliced – it definitely LOOKED and reminded me of Pizza Hut.
One bite into the pie and my prediction was confirmed…this was a pie very very similar to Pizza Hut, but with better quality. The sauce was on the sweeter side, and plenty zesty – the flavors of oregano and basil were worked into the sweet sauce. The cheese was plentiful – one of those ratios where you bite into it and there is a looooong thread of cheese from mouth to slice.
But the crust! The crust is what reminded me most of Pizza Hut – buttery crust where your fingers hold the pizza, and the crust under the cheese was soft except for the very bottom where the butter or oil had crisped the piece in the pan. The crust reminded me of a good Sicilian slice – a little spongy with some crisp at the bottom.
Overall, the flavor was familiar – I grew up eating Pizza Hut, after all – so while the JFGal didn’t love it (as someone who never had Pizza Hut), I found a certain comfort in it.
Mystic Pizza 2 didn’t compare to the slices I’d eaten in NYC or even here in DC, but the local charm was worth it. If you’re into a slightly thicker crust, you’ll like this.
Purchased at: Mystic Pizza 2 – website here.
Price: $15.00 for the pie