Pairing alcohol with certain types of food is nothing new. The idea has been around for centuries: red wines with steak and white wines with fish. It only makes sense that pairing pizza with beer is a great combination. The flavors can enhance and contrast, making the eating experience even more incredible.

I’d go as far as to say that I would prefer a pizza and beer date over a fancy dinner date. Judge me all you want – but hear me out. We live in the south. It is hot like ALL the time. The idea of getting everyone dressed up for a fancy dinner or formal event makes me uncomfortable. I really don’t understand the point of getting dressed up for food. I honestly can’t think of anything worse. Some of the best meals I have ever enjoyed were around a grill, in a backyard, sitting at a friend’s table, or just visiting with family. And let’s be honest, dating is already uncomfortable, so why not just be who you are?

Here are some of my reasons for making pizza and beer my go-to:

1. It gets rid of all the pressure. No need to worry about your posture or which fork is used for which plate; stop talking in hushed tones. It’s okay to laugh and be silly at every other point of your life – so why not during a date. Seriously who wants to be all stiff and awkward?

2. Meals at upscale restaurants take too long. Ain’t nobody got time for that – am I right? There’s nothing better than picking up some beer on your way home and ordering a pizza delivered right to your doorstep. You relax, watch some tv and enjoy the rest of your day.

3. There are so many options! The options are endless when it comes to pizza toppings. And forget about beer options – you can try a different beer every day and never run out of options. You could pair a pineapple pizza with a sour beer! Or a meat lovers pizza with a handcrafted IPA! The possibilities are endless.

The moral of the story is that there is no “fake” when there is pizza and beer. There is only real conversation, great food, and fun drinks. Altogether, they complement each other perfectly and make for the perfect meal. We suggest you give it a try. Ultimate California Pizza would be happy to host your regular, relaxed dinner. We can even seat you close to the baseball team to make it even more at home. We have a great menu with many options, including a gluten-free crust and a vegan mozzarella option for those with dietary restrictions.


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