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Santa Rosa - Mountain Mike's Pizza

MaddestMax May 26, 2009 04:03 PM

Just saw a couple of days ago, that a Mountain Mike's had moved into the old Foster's Freeze (I think that's what it was) on Santa Rosa Ave. Over by Applebee's in the Costco strip mall. I've never eaten at a MM's, and I'm usually wary of chains, but I have been assured by a friend that they "actually have good pizza." I'm always looking for good pizza. Hopefully I'll be trying it out sometime soon. Anybody have any experience with the chain?

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    Kathleen M May 27, 2009 09:39 AM

    I got a pizza from the Mountain Mike's in Rohnert Park a few years ago. It was a miracle of tastelessness. Intellectually, I know that cheese tastes like something, tomatoe sauce tastes like something, mushrooms taste like something, etc. But somehow, when they put it all together, it had no discernible taste whatsoever. It was a mystery. However, that was, as I said, a few years ago, and I never went back.

    1. wolfe May 26, 2009 04:37 PM

      Here are a few posts. One doesn't sound like what P. Punko had.

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      1. re: wolfe
        P. Punko May 26, 2009 05:06 PM

        I guess it depends on what "thin" is. The one I've eaten at recently is the one in Mountain View, so perhaps there can be variation. What I had was not "deep dish" but it was thicker, fluffier crust. Thick enough that the pieces (cut relatively thin) had zero droop factor.

        1. re: P. Punko
          wolfe May 26, 2009 05:09 PM

          Please no more reports without verification, wolfe's pizza meter.

          1. re: wolfe
            P. Punko May 26, 2009 07:55 PM

            I wouldn't be surprised if board champion Melanie Wong had a handy caliper.

            Though I generally use this to determine crust droopage:

            I just didn't have it that day.

            1. re: P. Punko
              MaddestMax May 26, 2009 10:32 PM

              Haha!! I have to say, this is more debate than I imagined would pop up. At least over a chain pizza place. But I find it amusing, so thank you. I too was/am waiting for Mrs. Wong to jump in. I've been reading this site for years now, so I'm very familiar with her work. Thanks again guys, If I ever do make it to the restaurant, I'll make sure to share.

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        P. Punko May 26, 2009 04:33 PM

        Mountain Mikes is a thicker fluffy crust pizza. I suppose it could be something you have a taste for. They also use a little bit of orange cheeze in their mozzarella mix. I'm not a pizza snob. I like them more than Round Table, who never cooks their pizza long enough, but less than Pizza Hut pan pizza (but that is because PH is one of the things I grew up with).

        I doubt you will get any other responses on this board, but MMs do usually have lunch buffets if that is what you would be into. The ones I have been to seem to have a uniform product.

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