Pizza bracket 6: Mister Pizza vs. La Pizza Club
Our first stop was Mister Pizza, which has been in business for thirteen years at the Elmwood and Bird location and has a somewhat newer outpost on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The selection of pizzas is extensive, spanning the spectrum from the exotic (Mister Potato Pizza, with potatoes, bacon, chives and three cheeses) to the usual cheese and pepperoni and the increasingly popular chicken finger version.
Our pizza was a bit greasy, but quite tasty. The cheese was very generous—as though we had ordered double cheese—and the small, crusty pepperoni were flavorful. The crust was nicely browned. One flaw: The tomato sauce was pretty much not to be seen or tasted because of all the cheese. On balance this was a very good pizza.
La Pizza Club has been in the same location on Hertel Avenue for over thirty years. Here we could order a small pie cut into eight slices, reminding our driver of what Yogi Berra said upon being asked if he wanted his pizza cut into four or eight slices: “You better make it four. I don’t think I could eat eight.”
The La Pizza rendering was very similar to that of Mister Pizza, but had a distinctive tomato sauce with a strong hit of oregano. The crust was nicely browned, the cheese was flavorful and the pepperoni just crusty-enough.
The winner of this bracket will be revealed in the November issue of Buffalo Spree. Who would you pick? Reply in comments and you will also be eligible to win our Pizza Showdown contest.