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Taste Buds: Grand Slam Pizza

September 22, 2011
By EMILY DOMINICI and SHAUNNA DUNDER - The Taste Buds , Times Leader


When are America's favorite pastime and the Buds' favorite pastime one and the same?

When they are eating at Grand Slam Pizza, that's when!

We are pleased to report that the folks at the local pizzeria definitely scored a home run with the Buds.

Located on Market Street in Yorkville, Grand Slam Pizza offers a delicious variety of pizza, hoagies, stuffed rolls and salads. Yum-my! Just what the Buds needed on a chilly Friday afternoon in the valley.

The first thing the Buds noticed at Grand Slam was the super friendly disposition of the staff. Having had their share of less-than-pleasant servers over the past five years, an amiable employee does not go unnoticed. Thus, the Buds settled in and looked over the menus. The second great thing they noticed is that all of the bread at Grand Slam (pizza dough, hoagie rolls and softball rolls for salads) is homemade. We LOVE homemade bread!

The menu offers patrons pizza by the slice ($0.85) or tray ($12.75), and a white pizza with garlic, olive oil, tomatoes and onions is available by the tray only. Pizza comes with pepperoni and additional toppings available for 25 cents each are green peppers, black olives, mild peppers, mushrooms, extra cheese, onion and sausage.

Bud Shaunna decided to go with a couple of slices of regular pizza. This was not your run-of-the-mill, flimsy crust pizza. The homemade pizza dough was thick and crunchy. Topped with the standard cheese and pepperoni, the crust made this pizza anything but standard.

Hoagies at Grand Slam, again - on yummy homemade rolls -include Italian, pizza, Italian sausage, ham and cheese and turkey and most ring in at just $5. Bud Em ordered the ham and cheese hoagie with lettuce and tomato to dress it up. With its toasted bun and fresh toppings, the hoagie was delicious.

Also curious about the different rolls, Bud Em picked one up to take home. Options are cheese roll, pepperoni roll, pizza roll, sausage roll and deluxe roll. Said Bud ordered the deluxe roll, which the folks at Grand Slam said was one of their best sellers. The roll was the same bread used for hoagies sliced down the middle and loaded with pepperoni, sausage, cheese, sauce, onion, green pepper and black olives. More than a mouthful, this made an excellent late night snack for just $3. Bud Em would order either of these items again.

If it's a salad that you are craving, the Grand Slam offers antipasta (lettuce, cheese, salami, pepperoni, tomato and pepperocini), a garden salad and a side salad. All are served with a homemade "softball roll." Sounds delish!

With its good food and friendly service, the folks at Grand Slam Pizza in Yorkville sure scored a home run with the Buds!

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