You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Quite often, Pinole Patch picks a restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out.
Nothing says lunch better than an all-you-can-eat-buffet of piping hot endless pizza, garlic sticks and a fresh salad bar for only $5.99 (dinner buffet, $6.99) at the new Mountain Mike's location, 848 Willow Ave. in Hercules.
Not familiar with the chain? With a motto, "Pizza...the way it oughtabe", Mountain Mikes does have one thing for certain - they have truly mastered one-of-a-kind specialities that will keep the pizza pie pallet and pocket pleased.
Tastefully named inventions include the Snowy Alps - a heaping combination of diced tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, sausage, green onions, and pepperoni mixed with a creamy garlic white sauce, the Everest - bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, black olives, Italian sausage, salami, linguica, beef and pepperoni (say that five times fast), and the Pineapple Chicken Luau - grilled chicken, pineapple, bacon and KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce.
Pizza sizes come in Mini, Small, Medium, Large and of course, Mountain -which is 20 inches of hungry-man goodness!
Also on the menu are hot and hearty oven baked sandwiches, tempting appetizers like oozing mozzarella sticks, chicken wings and jalapeno poppers, dessert pizzas and for those that are thirsty, domestic and premium beer and wine.
What do you think gives Moutain Mike's its pep above the rest? Well, the pepperoni of course! The pepperoni used is different than other pizza places - they use "natural casing" which makes the pepperoni curl and crisp when cooked (instead of laying flat).
Don't take my word for it - get the car keys and hit the road. There is even a mini arcade for the kids to enjoy.
Open daily at 11:00 a.m., say cheese and check out what all the hype is about by visiting their Web site to find coupons, to order online or to find group reservation and fundraiser information.