We have been blogging about our food experiences here in the Fox Valley for about a month and we realized we have not gone to a single pizza place. So, today we made that our mission after a rough morning. Why a rough morning, you ask? We decided, for some reason, to do a carbohydrate-free day. For one, we both love bread, noodles, rice, and potatoes and we had a THRIVE lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Oshkosh today. It was difficult to pass up the warm tortilla chips and homemade salsa that everyone was munching on.
Lack of Carbs Starts Kicking In
After getting back to Appleton after the event we were both craving sugar, so we swung by Wal-Mart in hopes of finding some sugar free, carb free hard candies to hold us over. Well, that didn’t work out so well. Turns out that sugar free candy is still loaded with carbs. We left unhappy and soldiered on to Seth’s Coffee to get some work done. Seth’s is a hard place to go and not drink some type of amazing drink but we were sticking with the plan. We started working and both of us began to feel a bit foggy. I cannot really explain it, but something was ‘off’.’ As Todd would put it, we started to get ‘Carb-Tarded’ from the lack of carbohydrates we had during day. This is when we decided that we need to get some carbs, but not just a few. We wanted enough to put us in a carb induced coma. This lead us to Stuc’s Pizza on West College Avenue, just outside of downtown Appleton.
I ordered a personal sized Chicken Garlic Gourmet Pizza. It was chicken, broccoli, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, and sausa blanca. It usually comes with a red sauce, but I had them keep it off. The staff was very attentive and friendly; offering suggestions and being very prompt to refill our drinks. It may have been my carb deprived brain, but this small pizza was a piece of heaven delivered warm and fresh from the pizza gods. All of the (strange) ingredients brought out a robust flavor in the oil infused cracker thin crust.
Lowfat Chicken Cheeseless Pizza
Just getting here was bit of an adventure. First we hit a train right down there by Good Company. Well, we didn’t hit a train, but we had one park in the middle of the road for what felt like two weeks (keep in mind we’re starving at this point). So, we turn around and decide to head to Luigi’s Pizza just north of 41, kind of in the same neighborhood as Beefeaters. Denied. The place was closed. So… we rounded back to where we were in the first place (no train this time) and finally pulled into Stuc’s.
Why order one pizza if you can order two, right? Of course. So that’s what we did. Slightly delusional from the lack of carbs, I graviated toward something called a Lowfat Chicken Cheeseless pizza. The words “lowfat” and “cheeseless” don’t exactly sync up with the word “pizza” but I was willing to give it a shot. I’m glad I did. While the red sauce was a little strong, the hand-tossed crust loaded with savory toppings had me not missing the cheese at all. However, I do have to say I did like the Chicken Garlic Gourmet a bit more than the Lowfat Chicken Cheeseless.
Chicken Garlic Gourmet
Lowfat Chicken Cheeseless