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What I Ate: April 10, 2009 (The Prolific Oven, Pizz'a Chicago)

Posted 11 April, 2009 at 12:55am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

I met Daphne, the last manager I had before leaving Intel, for lunch at The Prolific Oven (3938 Rivermark Plz, Santa Clara, CA‎ - (408) 986-8388) where I had a California Chicken Sandwich.
The Prolific Oven - California Chicken Sandwich

After a full day of packing, we ordered a medium sized pizza from Pizz'a Chicago (1576 Halford Ave, Santa Clara, CA‎ - (408) 244-2246). I chose to have a half-and-half pizza made with The Fridge (their combination pizza) and The Sun Times (Pesto sauce, Italian sausage, red onions, pineapple & fresh basil). I had never had The Sun Times before and felt it was a bit mild compared to The Fridge.
Pizz’a Chicago - The Fridge / The Sun Times

3 comments to What I Ate: April 10, 2009 (The Prolific Oven, Pizz'a Chicago)

Scott, April 11th, 2009 at 10:46 pm:

  • People can say what they will about Zachary's Pizza, but Pizz'a Chicago is my favorite bay area deep dish. Sausage, Mushroom and roasted crushed garlic…mmmm….

Michael Chu, April 11th, 2009 at 11:09 pm:

  • I have fond memories of Zachary's - but I think that's distorted by the fact that it was such a rare treat when I was in college. You had to know someone who had a car AND was willing to move the car (losing their parking space) and go to Zachary's to get a pizza. Once after graduating, I went back and actually had Zachary's at the restaurant (instead of being transported for 15-20 minutes). It's been almost ten years since then, and I'm used to Pizzeria Uno (until it closed and was replaced by China China) and Pizz'a Chicago. Pizz'a Chicago was always tops in my book for the deep dish pizza except for the 'Shroom pizza at Pizzeria Uno. That pizza rocked (but they removed it from their menu a year or two before they closed).

Nate, April 13th, 2009 at 11:00 am:

  • Mmm, the Fridge. Probably gonna be on our Bay Area death march list.