This week Seth, winner of Homeslice's "Hands on an Eggplant Sub" contest two years running and man behind Year of the Pizza offered to take us to Homeslice for free pizza (we buy the beer). Who could turn that down? So we went and enjoyed what was a really great pizza.
Since Seth doesn't eat meat, we went with a half-and-half pie (and broke the rules on always getting a specialty). On half we got the specialty #3, an eggplant pie and on half we had meatballs, pepperoni, mushrooms, and black olives. I don't know why, but I had it in my head that meatballs and pepperoni would be the perfect combination. The mushrooms were to balance that a bit and the olives were, well, I don't know why the olives got on there, mostly because Ian wanted them there (not that that turned out badly and I willingly acquiesced since he was skeptical about the meatball/pepperoni combo).
Before the pizza there were garlic knots. They were chewy and pretty good; not an essential part of the experience, but they kept the raging monster that was my growling stomach at bay until the pizza arrived (while waiting outside a pizza dude walked out the front door and past us with a delicious looking and smelling pizza three times, making me very very hungry). The sauce was a bit sweet though, a lot like Spaghetti-O sauce. That same sauce though was amazing on the pizza.
By the way, the meatball and pepperoni was awesome; a little beefy, a little salty, all tempered by the veggies. The important stuff was there too though, the crust was crunchy and chewy and the sauce, while still being the spaghetti-o sauce from previous, somehow worked perfectly on the pizza.