I finished some business in downtown Ogden last week and found that I only had a few minutes to grab a bite to eat before heading back north to Cache Valley. I had just made it one block to a light on 25th street in the Old Historic District of Ogden Utah. I look to my right and spotted a little hole in the wall with something about Pizza (you noticed I used caps on Pizza?) and right in front was a PARKING SPOT that was open! I pulled right in. I eyed the place over as best I could and studied the people going in and coming out. Every individual seemed busy (short time for lunch) or was smiling and talking to a friend or friends as they came out. Okay, it??ª?s Pizza and I??ª?m going in.
Things looked ancient but clean and just a little cramped for space. Not much pizza under the heat lamps. Looked a little thin to me??ª??but, no one seemed unhappy and there were all age groups here and I suspect no kids because of the downtown location and the fact that school was in session. I can??ª?t imagine teens not flocking to this place on the weekend or during summer break. If it??ª?s too busy they will just order and take out or have it delivered right? So I ordered. I liked the name tags for the employees too. Use a marker on a peel and stick label and you are done. Simple, to the point and it works.
So I looked over the chalk board menu and was stunned at the variations and untypical menu??ª??..I like this place already. I could get lost in the menu though. No real frills but not offering the ordinary. Smells are terrific and hard on the body when you are waiting and they weren??ª?t disappointing here, and I didn??ª?t have long to wait. Without much ceremony the lunch special I ordered, the Blue Moon was two slices of pie with a drink was served on a paper plate. I fumbled around, found a counter space free, didn??ª?t try and get a booth and began with the first bite. It is just Pizza right?
Pizza is Pizza right?!? WRONG??ª??..this stuff was different and wonderful. A thin crust that carried a delectable mixed load of cheese, crumbled bacon, some, some, well you take the time to look at the menu and you can see what??ª?s on it. I had to slow myself down and let myself enjoy the savory elegant slices of this creative concoction of delightfully original PIZZA PIE. My taste buds were just put on notice. This wasn??ª?t just Pizza, it was a PIZZA PIE. This was like having pie but filled with Pizza. Yeah, I drool just thinking about getting some more. I suppose it was Pavlov??ª?s theory or something like that. I??ª?m glad it came with access to dinner napkins!
Business folks from across the street and down the block came in a steady stream. One guy kept going out with deliveries and he made at least three trips while I waited for my order. It didn??ª?t take him 5 minutes for each delivery which meant the business folks close buy knew this secret existed and to them it was the go to place for lunch. I??ª?m all about business success and these guys deserve the kudos they get which is orders and I think they will soon have MORE ORDERS. Excuse me ??ª??.didn??ª?t mean to shout??ª??.., I know they will continue on the road of success. They make people smile at lunch. I don??ª?t know about dinner cause I haven??ª?t been there, but I can??ª?t imagine it being any different. I left but not without first introducing myself to Mike who just happened to be one of the owners. Mike seems to be very hands on, cutting and serving as much as the hired help. The Lucky Slice opened its doors in Feb of 2012 after some months of dust removal and repair of this historic location. Three friends and the community of Ogden Utah made this happen. I look forward to learning more about The Lucky Slice and the friendship that made it all happen! For both locals and visitors who haven??ª?t discovered The Lucky Slice it is located;
200 Historic 25th St
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone (801) 627-2229 and get the info on the delivery specials. To view their offerings online go to: www.theluckyslice.com
Maybe I??ª?ll see you there when I have more time to take it all in!