blaze pizza.

josh & i have pretty much maintained a pizza-for-dinner tradition every friday night for the past 3ish years. well ... i may have to start a pizza-for-lunch tradition thanks to one of my favorite new 'za joints : blaze pizza in the west loop.

blaze pizza is kind of like the chipotle of pizza places. here's why : "fresh, made-from-scratch dough. healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. inventive to classic. you decide. blazing hot oven + dedicated pizzasmith + 180 seconds = fast-fire'd, perfectly crisp perfection. sound good? enjoy the rest of your day." did you get all that?

that's right. it's a build-it-yourself pizza place that only takes 3 minutes to cook the pizza. what?

here's what i had ...

diy vegan pizza! :
tomato sauce, daiya, black olive, red onion & green pepper heaven.
note the word "heaven" at the end there. yeah, i added that on. because this was delicious! i also had some field roast italian sausage on hand to add a little protein to this bad boy, which just really took it to the next level.

listen. at lunch, blaze gets packed. i mean, packed. like, line out the door. but the beauty if it is that 1. it moves quickly. and 2. you can order ahead of time and your pizza will just be ready for you when you get there. 

lucky for me, there's also a blaze pizza near my apartment. so i'll be seeing them again soon. you should, too!

blaze pizza
24 s. clinton st.
chicago, il 60661