Fired Pie offers cool treats for summer SanTan Sun News

Fired Pie offers cool treats for summer

June 27th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
Fired Pie offers cool treats for summer
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By Niki D’Andrea

Let’s buck tradition and start with dessert, because that’s really why we go to Fired Pie on a summer day.

There is one item on Fired Pie’s dessert menu – The Fired Pookie, a chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla bean ice cream. This doughy delight is perfectly chewy in the center, and with a crisp and crunchy ring around the outside of the cookie. (It’s also available with a macadamia nut dough.) The vanilla bean ice cream is smooth and slightly buttery, and makes a magnificently melty topper. Though it may be hot outside and the Pookie’s warm, the ice cream keeps it chilly.

When it comes to cool drinks, beer is always refreshing when the mercury starts to climb, and Fired Pie offers a selection of domestic and craft beers usually including brews like Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing in Montana and Arizona’s own Four Peaks Kilt Lifter.

Salads make sprightly starters for pizza, and Fired Pie’s build-your-own option means you can have it totally your way. Or you can try one of the restaurant’s creations, like the summery “Valley Field Greens” bowl of field greens, gorgonzola cheese, grilled chicken, red grapes, apples, cranberry raisins and candied walnuts, topped with a tart raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

When it comes to Fired Pie’s pizzas, you can go completely custom and choose everything from your crust and sauce (there’s a gluten-free crust option, and choice of seven sauces) to cheese (seven types, including a vegan “cheese”) and toppings (everything you’d expect and then some, like tortilla strips and Granny Smith apples).

But the restaurant’s menu of pizzas doesn’t disappoint, with half a dozen iterations including traditional margherita, Hawaiian barbecue, and veggie with plump olives, chunky tomato slices, mushrooms, green bell peppers and red onions (we added fresh basil to ours). Pizzas are cooked to thin, blistery-crust perfection and the ingredients stick to the cheese while the cheese adheres to the sauce with integrity – in other words, half your slice of pizza isn’t going to slide off the crust on its way to your mouth.

It’s all very filling and easy to finish off, but don’t forget to save room for dessert. The Pookie is why we’re here, after all.

Fired Pie is located at 2855 W. Ray Road and 1155 W. Ocotillo Road in Chandler. Visit firedpie.com for more information.  

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