In a word: Deep delish!
The specs: #0197
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Amanda, Chris, Eric, Emily, JM, John, Kelly, Lisa, and Nichole ate a Vegg-Out, a Cordon Bleu, and a ham & pineapple pizza.
John, JM, and Lisa gave Glass Nickel an A; Nichole gave Glass Nickel an A-; Emily gave Glass Nickel a B+; Eric and Lisa gave Glass Nickel a B (Lisa rated the Vegg-Out a B and the ham & pineapple an A) (see our grading rubric).
For the second game night in a row, we were able to foist the food critiquing onto our good-humored guests. Without further ado, here's what they think of Glass Nickel.
John said the Cordon Bleu (ham, cheese, chicken fingers, honey mustard) is excellent and "easily one of the best pizzas I've ever had." This is especially odd since he doesn't like mustard, a key ingredient. Glass Nickel always has reliable pizzas as well, making it a pizza joint Madisonians should feel obligated to take visitors to. He does wish the University Ave store had good inside seating (and if anyone's been there in July, you'll remember how infernal it is in that place - and how hard the staff there have to work to keep Madison's favorite pizza flowing).
Lisa and Emily simply gave Glass Nickel kudos - all pizza is good, but Glass Nickel is super good, even with veggies on it.
JM, of course, ia frequently in favor of Glass Nickel. He, too, would have given them a lower grade if he'd eaten at the restaurant off University. Atwood seems pretty good. Good pizza -- really good.
Let's close with some verse from Eric:
Glass Nickel Pizza is really neat,
the Cordon Bleu was a real treat.
We ate, we laughed, we played some games,
we hemmed, we hawed, we racked our brains.
For a pleasant meal, Glass Nickel will do,
but I'd recommend Roman Candle, too.