Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ)

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BT
Filet Mignon
2006/12/03 03:51:20
Consider this a scream of frustration as much as anything. Since I've been coming to the small town of Green Valley, Arizona, there has been no decent pizza here. Oh, sure, there's a Domino's and a Pizza Hut and I tried both (which, believe it or not, I can't recall ever doing before). Frankly, their products were awful. The Pizza Hut regularly offers a 2 for 1 special and so one time I got two pizzas. After eating part of one, I threw the other out. The pie from Domino's was utterly tasteless.

So, just a couple of weeks ago, an independent pizzeria finally opened--which the owner named "Two Girls" after his daughters. They have a brick pizza oven and the management is from the east coast. I tried their pizza yesterday--I thought I had died and gone to Heaven (or at least Newark). The crust was thin and slightly charred but still sweet with good olive oil. The cheese, not too much of it, was tasty and the sauce had an intense cooked tomato flavor with just the right hint of Italian herbs. It was as good as anything I've found in San Francisco and maybe better than anything I've had since crossing the Appalachians.

I desperately want them to thrive--and stay open. They are in an out of the way place--a place, frankly, I didn't even know was there (next to the dog pound). When I was there, admittedly an hour between lunch and dinner, there was only one other customer. I'm afraid my Arizona neighbors think Domino's make good pizza and will stick with that. Once there was a neat little place in town that sold good homemade meatball subs and hot dogs a la Chicago (Vienna Beef--with flourescent green relish and pepper giardinaria if you wanted it) but Subway opened next door and put them out of business (even though I had one of their dogs several times a week right up until the end).

I don't know enough pizza lovers around here I can tell about the place to substantially affect their business. So I'm telling you all. I realize very few of you will ever eat there. But it's all I can do--well, that and scream.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2006/12/16 02:46:53
If we are in the area, I promise Sam, Trudy, and I will go.
pmassey
Junior Burger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2006/12/28 18:42:32
We were just down visiting the inlaws (aka "the grandfolks") in Green Valley, and they had ordered out a large vegetarian pizza from 2 Girls. It was EXCELLENT. I never expected to find decent pizza down here.
Donnaduck2005
Junior Burger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2007/01/19 23:37:43
Thanks for the compliments. We're glad you liked our pizza. We are located next to Triple Play and the Animal League of Green Valley.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2007/01/20 15:09:15
BT and pmassey have just given you the best publicity a place cound ever get. Good luck and keep putting out great food. And welcome to Roadfood!
LegalLady
Cheeseburger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2007/12/08 19:11:59
ORDER IN THE COURT!! I MAKE THE BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD

DA JUDGE
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2007/12/08 21:31:14
BT.. Finding a decent pizza shop now days is a project in itself. Lucky you for finding this gold mine!
rainrooster
Junior Burger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2007/12/14 04:50:48
Both Olive Garden and Cheesecake Factory have excellent home-style pizzas....so good!
IansMom
Cheeseburger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2007/12/14 06:54:56
How can you say that Olive Garbage and Cheesecake factory have good pizza when your in LAKE WORTH.. you have all those great Italian places around you .. Blachhhh... give me a Pie from any place then a chain and some of the garlic knots... and I'd be in heaven... I'm just Heaving thinking about a chain pizza
doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2007/12/14 08:09:34


I wonder if a letter to the local paper would help? Is there a food columnist that works for this paper?
I am thinking that with a little editing, your letter could get printed, as long as you do not mention the chains, which are their steady advertisers.

I am of the feeling that people will go out of the way to eat something good if they know about it. We do it. Sadly, many people would not know about good food if you hit them on the head.

mark
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2007/12/14 08:28:23
quote:
Originally posted by rainrooster

Both Olive Garden and Cheesecake Factory have excellent home-style pizzas....so good!


Are you any relation to rainroosty? Since you both live in Lake Worth and love crap pizza, you two ought to get together and do lunch. pb
uncledaveyo
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/18 20:19:29
I imagine that if there is a Hell, its not unlike "all you can eat pasta and breadsticks" at Olive Garden.
BT
Filet Mignon
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/19 00:11:13
I finally ate at an Olive Garden--with my Mom in FL over the holidays. I just had to do it. She likes the place and I was overcome with curiosity. I had eggplant parmesan which reminded me very much of Michelina's frozen version available in any supermarket except it cost several times as much.

I've never tried their pizza. Fortunately, Mom likes an excellent local pizzeria (on A1A in Ormond) called Stavro's.

By the way--we are now a year later and Two Girl's seems to be doing very well. On Friday and Saturday evenings it's packed. And it gets decent business the rest of the week. One problem around here is that the population of the place gets cut about in half when all the snowbirds (like me) leave for the summer so I don't know what sort of business they have in July and August. But I think they can survive and make money as long as they want to.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/19 00:22:02
quote:
Originally posted by LegalLady

ORDER IN THE COURT!! I MAKE THE BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD

DA JUDGE


I Believe the Jury is still out on that claim until we at least see pictures!
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/19 00:30:52
Olive Garden ='s the worst food on the planet..Cheesecake Factory overpriced, over hyped, and average food at best...even I make better cheescake.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/19 00:58:18
Bring it on Legal Lady! But note, this juror is prejudiced to his own homebrew pie..

MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/19 08:35:31
quote:
Originally posted by UncleVic

Bring it on Legal Lady! But note, this juror is prejudiced to his own homebrew pie..




That pizza looks good! Do you have any problem with all of those fresh veggies giving off a lot of water when baking the pie?
LoveMyLab
Cheeseburger
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/19 10:25:44
BT, thank you for letting us all know! Our mission, if decide to accept, is to enlighten other that there really is great food available! I promise, if I am in that part of the country, we will go to 'Two Girls Pizza'.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/19 10:42:28
quote:
Originally posted by Donnaduck2005

Thanks for the compliments. We're glad you liked our pizza. We are located next to Triple Play and the Animal League of Green Valley.


Welcome aboard and the very best of luck to you and your business.
Personally speaking, I am very, pro-independent and, very anti-chain. I wish you well.
It's a tough world out there but, I still adhere to, "build it and they will come".
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Two Girls Pizza (Sahuarita, AZ) 2008/01/19 14:21:18
Best of luck Donnaduck2005,
When my parents lived in Phoenix thirty years ago, Arizonians had know idea what real pizza was...thanks for educating people in the land of the son!