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A Taste of Kansas City: Pizza 51

I really don’t talk much about Kansas City, other than that this isn’t really my home and that I go to school here, so I wanted to start a little series of posts that show the highlights of this great city and to share some of my favorite experiences. :)

One of the hot spots to go eat near our campus is a little hole-in-the-wall place called Pizza 51. They serve some great, huge, slices of pizza from a former gas station. They converted it into a cute little pizzeria that’s affordable and fun.

What makes their pizzas so much fun is the sheer size of their slices. I love taking new people to Pizza 51 just to see their reactions when the pizza comes out!

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I’m not sure if this is a common thing to do outside of the midwest, but they serve honey with your pizza to dip your crust into. Is that common elsewhere? I have never heard of it before, and neither have most of my friends. I’m not a big fan, but Andrew is always on the lookout for honey now when we eat pizza there!

They have so many toppings for all of their pizzas that every time I go it takes me forever to decide what I want! Today I just ordered sausage because I just couldn’t decide what I wanted! They have everything from artichoke hearts to feta cheese to cream cheese to pineapple – they’ve got it all!

I love pizza – and I’ve had a lot of pizza from so many different places around the world. I wouldn’t say that this is the best pizza I’ve ever had, but it’s good pizza and I love the environment there. They have indoor and outdoor seating separated by a garage door (come one, how cool is that?) and on nice days, they lift the garage door so the indoor and outdoor seating is combined.

The location is perfect, too, because it’s situated just on the edge of campus. It’s convenient to meet friends there for lunch or to grab some on the way home. It’s also close enough that I can walk on nice days and I don’t feel so full that I might explode on the walk home, either. ;P

I went this afternoon with my old roommate and a freshman girl I had just met. She loved it! Alysha was, as always, very excited about the pizza!

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The slices are just large enough, too, that I always have something to take home with me and have for lunch tomorrow. :)