If you’ve lived in the same neighborhood for an extended period of time, it’s easy to assume you know the local pizza delivery scene like the back of your hand. You know the best time to order, what days to avoid, and when the solid specials are.
Lately, it feels like I can count my pizza delivery options on one hand and that’s got me feeling stuck. I’ve long since mapped out all the local delivery zones and measured delivery times, so I figure I’m pretty tuned in unless a new spot opens up.
This past weekend, some mysterious force (craving) for a pizza joint I figured was well outside of my delivery area (5 miles away) urged me to do a little research. I pulled up their website to scan the current menu offerings and check out their pick-up hours as I anticipated chauffeuring my extra cheesy pepperoni home myself (boo).
For the fun of it, I navigated to the “Delivery & Takeout” page to see just how far their delivery area extended.
Before my eyes were words that exceeded my wildest expectations:
By some grace of the pizza delivery Gods, the beautiful little yellow shaded delivery radius wrapped well around my neighborhood. I jumped for joy I as I could now drive straight home and shed the fear of my pizza rapidly depreciating in the front seat sitting through Friday night traffic (I need one of those heated pizza delivery bags like the pros!)
Who stepped up their delivery game on Madison’s westside?
At a Food Fight restaurant, you can almost always count on a creative well-thought-out ambiance and a forward-thinking menu; now with their pizza operation Luigi’s on Midvale, you can get that delivered too (to my house!).
Food Fight Restaurant Group has a diverse portfolio of over a dozen restaurants around Madison. Themes vary from taquerias (Canteen) to Hawaiin style poke (Miko Poke), gourmet burgers (Dlux) to upscale Italian (Cento) and even elevated brunch (Bassett Street Brunch Club) and apparently they are in the delivery biz now as many of those locations offer delivery options on their website.
At Luigi’s, you get the usual hipster flair, only reimaged to land on a hand-spun, corn-meal dusted crust. You’ve got an array of diverse ingredients like Calabrian chiles and burrata that come sprinkled across a variety of red and white pies.
There are options like Fmozzarella, goat cheese, caramelized onions, fig jam, prosciutto, arugula, and balsamic drizzle; Bacon and Brussels with white sauce, fontina, bacon, and shaved brussels sprouts, and of course interpretations of all the classics as well.
The pie I sprung for was Twhite sauce, fontina, mozzarella, house-made sausage, herb-roasted mushrooms, chives, and truffle oil. If you’re looking for the ultimate umami pizza experience then look no further because house-made sausage and mushrooms nestled in a garlicky white sauce and drizzled with truffle oil will seduce you down a road of savoriness.
Finding a new place that delivers doesn’t happen every day.
Or maybe it does?
It’s quite easy to default to a “scarcity mindset”; one in which we believe there is only so much to go around. If we live in anxiety of there not being enough or in fear of losing what we already have we greatly limit ourselves to the plentiful opportunities life presents.
Luigi’s provided a reminder to embrace an “abundance mindset”. Through the lens of abundance, there’s peace in knowing we have unlimited resources (pizza options) at our disposal for a happy life.
What pizza taught me:
Instead of longing for a new delivery spot, I should be filled with enthusiasm that one is right around the corner.
What I’m eating: Luigi’s The Racket
What I’m reading: Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control fo Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny -Tony Robbins.