The Best Ways to Eat Pizza the Next Day

Leftover PizzaSome people love cold pizza. It’s not that unusual for people to buy a fresh, warm Bocce Club Pizza one day, eat some of it, and then put the rest in the fridge. The next day, they take it out of the fridge and eat their pizza cold. It makes for an exciting breakfast, lunch or dinner the next day. In some cases, it’s the “Midnight snack,” and that’s a good a time as any, since any time is a good time to eat pizza!

Now eating cold pizza straight from the fridge is easy, right? But what about doing other things to the pizza to make it, shall we say, interesting?

How about this: take cold pizza and place it face down on a pre-heated skillet. After a couple minutes (about five) flip it over and cook the other side for a bit, too. If you want to add a little water (say two teaspoons) to the bottom of the skillet, try that, too. Do you like eggs? Try combining pizza pieces with two eggs, cheese, milk and salt in the skillet to make “pizza eggs.”

Have you ever waffle-ironed your leftover pizza? First cut off the crust. Then add some toppings to the pizza, such as tomatoes or green peppers. Fold it up and place it on the warm waffle iron for about five minutes. If you want to add some marinara sauce, go for it!

For those who like to microwave pizza, how can you avoid a soggy crust? Fill up a microwave-safe glass with water and place it near the pizza in the microwave. Heat up the pizza for 45 seconds and it’ll taste great– not soggy.

How about frying up little pizza squares such that they become pizza croutons– now those would taste great in a soup or salad. To make pizza squares, get rid of the crust and then slice the pizza into strips to ultimately create square cubes. Then, take each square, pairing them up together with the cheese sides facing each other. You can use a panini maker (or the back of a spatula) to apply some pressure to these squares to warm and fuse them together, creating pizza croutons.

Pizza is such a versatile food; it’s no wonder people love it!

Frozen Pizza vs Fresh Pizza

PizzaFrozen pizzas are ubiquitous. They’re seemingly available everywhere from truck stops to gas stations and, of course, the frozen food aisles of places like Wegmans, Tops and Super Walmart. If you’ve ever eaten frozen pizza before– and chances are you have–you know that sometimes they can taste great, but most times they just don’t compare to fresh pizza like the kind you’d get from Bocce’s.

With frozen pizzas, you have to buy them, store them in your freezer, and, eventually, heat them up in an oven or a microwave. With fresh pizza, you can either go to the local Bocce’s to pick it up, or, better yet, have it delivered nice and warm right to your home in time for your party or the Bills game.

Imagine it’s really cold outside in Buffalo in the winter. You have no frozen pizzas at home but you’re craving pizza like there’s no tomorrow. Rather than dress up to go out and get your pizza, isn’t it nice to call Bocce’s, tell them what you want, and have it delivered to your door, through the snow, nice and warm and fresh? You bet it is!

Meanwhile, we need to talk about taste… again. There’s something about handmade Bocce’s pizza that tastes so darn delicious that people from other states want it. You can’t always say that about the various frozen pizzas in stores, right? Ask around and you’ll discover that many people are not fans of frozen pizza and their comments explain why:
“It tastes like cardboard.”

“Where’s the flavor?”

“This crust hurts me teeth.”

“The sausage is mushy and gross.”

“Too much cheese, not enough sauce.”

“Too much sauce, not enough cheese.”

“The cheese tastes like plastic.”

Bocce’s Club Pizza has been in business for many, many years, and that’s because people love Bocce’s pizza. Don’t waste your time with frozen pizza; get fresh pizza from Bocce’s instead. Call the Amherst location at 833-1344 or the East Amherst location at 689-2345 to place your order today.

What Does the word ‘Bocce’ Mean to You?

Bocce When you mention Bocce Club Pizza in Western New York, you automatically think of pizza. Bocce, though, is also associated with an Italian sport.

Throwing balls toward a target is literally the oldest game known to mankind. Back around 5000 B.C. the ancient Egyptians were doing it using polished rocks. Around 800 B.C. this simple-but-fun ball sport also took place in Greece. From there, the Romans brought it to Italy. The name “bocce” actually comes from the Latin word meaning boss. However, it also is the plural form of the Italian word boccia, which means bowl in the sporting sense (like bowling).

If someone asks you what bocce is, you can tell them it’s the best pizza in Western New York. You can also say it’s lawn bowling!

So how does bocce, the sport, work? It’s traditionally played on natural soil and asphalt courts. Bocce balls are spherical and made of plastic or metal. There’s a smaller ball, known as the jack, that gets thrown first, to the far end of the court. Then players compete to see who can underhandedly toss/roll their ball(s) closest to the jack to score points. Generally, a point is awarded when a player’s ball is closest to the jack, compared to other balls in the vicinity, such that games are played until a person or team gets 7 to 13 points, depending on the agreed upon “winning” amount of points.

Did you know there are public bocce courts not too far from Bocce Club Pizza? If you visit Bassett Park in Amherst (at the corner of Klein and Youngs), you’ll often find gripss playing games on the bocce courts there. Why not get a slice of Bocce Club Pizza (or a whole pizza) and take it to the park to eat while the weather’s nice? There you can watch a bocce game while eating Bocce’s.

Reasons to Order Pizza for Your Employees

PizzaThere’s just something about pizza that makes it the kind of food people don’t just like…they love it! Indeed, people seem to crave pizza.

In college, clubs looking for new members always use pizza as the main draw to get new people into the club. Look around a campus today and you’ll undoubtedly see advertisements for various clubs and organizations. Their meetings, if they want them to be well-attended, offer “free pizza!”

Now if you’re a business owner and you’d like to reward employees for their great work, you should consider ordering Bocce Club Pizza. Not only does pizza serve as a reward for people, but it’s also a great motivator, too. Take, for example, a study that involved employees at an Intel factory in Israel.

In this study, there were four possible scenarios involving the assembly of a certain amount of computer chips that day. One group got a message promising pizza if they reached and exceeded their goal. Another group was promised compliments. Another was promised a cash bonus. And the control group received no message– no incentive at all. So what do you think turned out to be the biggest motivator that day? You’d expect it to be cash, right? Nope! It was the promise of pizza, which increased productivity by 6.7 percent.

Employees tend to do the same things over and over, everyday. When an employer introduces pizza into the mix, it’s “nice for a change,” as the saying goes. Pizza brings people together as they all reach for a slice. It’s a communal food– the kind that can be eaten by hand or on a napkin or plate. Asking employees what particular toppings they want is also a good way to show them you care, and the nice thing about pizza is it can be customized to people’s preferences.

Reward and/or motivate your employees today by giving them a nice surprise: Bocce Club Pizza. Please call 716-833-1344 (Amherst) or 716-689-2345 (E. Amherst) to place your order today.


Why Comfort Food is Good for the Soul

Comfort FoodYou’ve heard the famous line, “You can’t go home again,” but that’s not totally true. Sure, places change over time, and people come and go, but, in general, you can actually go home again. “Home is where the heart is,” right? There’s something very comforting about being home and/or coming home. Home is about family, tradition, and, most importantly, love.

When you think of growing up, do you have a favorite meal your mom made you? It didn’t have to be anything fancy. Maybe it was her macaroni and cheese, or a certain soup, or the way she prepared vegetables that cannot be duplicated. In life, we find comfort in certain foods. Hence, they’re called “comfort foods.”

One of the best comfort foods is pizza. Considering there’s a pizza place in nearly every town, small or large, and people can’t seem to get enough pizza, it’s obviously popular. Pizza is a great comfort food because it evokes good thoughts and warm feelings. Eating pizza improves your sense of well-being and even makes you feel less lonely. It sounds corny, but pizza is like a really good friend.

Now one thing’s for sure: Buffalonians love comfort food. With the cold, snowy winters, there’s nothing better than a hot, tasty pizza from Bocce Club Pizza.

During the past couple decades a lot of our friends and family moved away from Buffalo. Since they’re far from home, they probably check the Buffalo News website to keep tabs on what’s happening in the area. They probably try to visit once in a while, especially at Thanksgiving or Christmas. They’ll tell you they miss home, including certain foods like beef-on-weck and Bocce Club pizza.

Well, here’s something you should know: Bocce can actually mail people pizza! So, if you or a friend/relative is far from home, have Bocce mail them a pizza to remind them of home. Comfort food can be shipped!

What are the Best Ways to Eat Leftover Wings?

Chicken WingsEveryone loves wings at any time of the year. In the winter, the spice and heat can remind you of the joys of summer, while at summer they can be a great treat after a day spent lounging on the beach. We almost can’t get enough of wings – but, sometimes we can order too many. So what do you do when you need to reheat wings the next day? Let’s look at a few of our favorite options.

Toaster Oven

Not everyone has a toaster oven, but if you do, it’s a fantastic way to reheat those leftover wings. Grab a bit of tin foil, crimp up the edges and place the wings inside. If you have leftover sauce or a favorite at home, add a little on top to keep the wings flavorful as they reheat. Give them a few minutes until warm, and enjoy!

Regular Oven

If you only have a regular oven, you can use it to reheat your wings as well. Preheat the oven to 350 and grab a baking sheet to line up your leftover wings. Cover them in foil to help keep them from drying out in the oven, and bake for 15 minutes or so. As with the toaster, adding extra wing sauce can help keep the flavor, too, and help to keep the moisture of your wings consistent.

On the Grill

It is summer after all, so if you ordered wings last night but are grilling today, why not refresh those wings on the grill? It’s easy to do – just place the wings on the top rack for a few minutes, flipping after a few minutes so that they warm back up. Plus, you’ll also get a little extra flavor and color from the grill, giving you taste reheated wings to go with your burgers, dogs or anything else!


The last option is the simplest – don’t reheat them at all! Just take them out of the fridge, put a few on your plate and enjoy cold wings. They’re safe to eat if they’ve been properly refrigerated, and during the hot heat of summer can make a great cold meal alternative to deli sandwiches. Plus, whether hot or mild, they’ll still pack the heat – even if not in the actual temperature!

Of course, to reheat wings, you need to have wings, and there’s no better place to get your fresh, delicious wings than Bocce Club Pizza. We offer six distinctively delectable flavors to choose from, whether fresh from the fryer or over-the-pit style. Order yours today from either our Amherst or East Amherst location!

Which Beverages Go Best With Pizza?

PizzaIf you’re like most Western New Yorkers, you like to drink a dark cola like Coke or Pepsi when you’re eating pizza from Bocce Club Pizza. There’s just something about the taste of fizzy cola that goes well with the combination of bread, cheese, meat and sauce, you know? Dr. Pepper and Root Beer work well, too.

Of course, another favorite beverage for Western New Yorkers to drink when they’re eating pizza is beer. The beer of choice around Buffalo is Labatt Blue. That said, you can try any beer with pizza until you find your personal favorite. Since pizza is known as an acidic food (thanks to the tart tomatoes), it’s a good idea to pair it with lightly acidic beers. Interestingly, the combination of acids end up making it all taste less acidic, which has something to do with science or whatever. For a treat, try an amber colored malt with your pizza which will have you saying, “This tastes like candy!”

As many of you know, pizza has been associated with Italy and Italians for a long time. In Italy, pizza lovers generally drink beer or Coke with their meals. The carbonation found in Coke and other cola products seems to aid in digestion. Carbonation can also be found in some mildly carbonated or sparkling wines. Have you ever tried an Italian wine with your pizza? It might be worth a shot to see whether or not you like it. Try a high acidity red wine (like Piedmont or Burgundy) because its acidity helps cut the fat in the cheese.

Of course there’s the old standby: plain water. While it’s not very adventurous, it’s good for you and helps wash the pizza down your throat and into the stomach.

Which beverage to you like to sip on when enjoying Bocce’s Pizza?

Why Pizza and Wings Are the Ideal Options to Serve at Parties

Pizza Parties True story: Uncle Bud lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He does not have a good pizza and wings place anywhere near him. Uncle Bud loves to eat pizza and wings. Therefore, when he comes back to Buffalo, a place he grew up, he cannot wait to eat pizza and wings from Bocce Club Pizza. “God I love this stuff, God it’s good!” he proclaims.

You can travel the world but you’re not likely to find pizza as good as the kind Bocce makes. There’s just something so tasty and comforting about it. Then, of course, Buffalo wings in Buffalo are the best– that’s just a no-brainer right there.

So why are pizza and wings the best options to serve when hosting a party? Well, ask around and you’ll soon discover that the majority of Buffalonians love to eat… pizza and wings. If you had the choice between kale and wings, which would you choose? How about pizza versus tofu?

Parties are meant to be fun. Pizza and wings are the best party foods because they taste so good– it’s like giving your mouth a prize. Sure, you could eat boring foods, but why not feed yourself something so good that you’ll smile as you wipe your fingers on the nearby napkins and say, “Damn, that’s good!”

There are some staples people like to eat, including cheese, meat, tomatoes and bread. With the right “spices,” these foods satisfy us in a way that we actually look forward to eating them. The nice thing about Bocce pizza and wings is that they come prepared for easy access at parties– open the boxes and let people pick up the pieces with their hands and “go to town.” You don’t have to use plates or silverware if you don’t want to– it’s not fancy.

For your Buffalo party pizza and wings, call Bocce. Here’s the contact page for the numbers and/or to order online:

Is This The Future of Pizza Making?

Pizza MakingPizza has been made by hand for years. But what if pizza was made… by robots? There’s a tech startup in Silicon Valley, California, that’s called “Zume” and they’ve built a robotic pizza-making operation that’s almost totally automated. While a human still preps the dough, the machine takes over to flatten it out. Then, the flattened dough goes down a conveyor belt where a robot applies sauce and another robot spreads the sauce around. Later on, some humans put on cheese and various toppings. Then a robotic arm puts the concoction into a tray. Interestingly, these machine-created pizzas aren’t cooked on-site. Instead, they’re made with the intent that a delivery truck brings them wherever they need to go.

Could this revolutionize the way pizzas are made? Yes. According to one of the co-founders of Zume, “We’re going to be the Amazon of food.” Basically, the company wants to cut costs concerning human labor such that these robotic/machine-made pizzas are very, very profitable.

Zume represents the Silicon Valley of today, whereas it involves automation, the on-demand economy, and something people love: pizza. Like Uber changed the taxi world and Airbnb changed the hotel world and Napster/iTunes changed the music world, could Zume change the pizza world? Time will tell.

For now, know that Bocce Club Pizza is made by humans for humans. Bocce Club Pizza uses only the freshest, most natural ingredients, with dough made from scratch and hand-stretched daily– the way pizza should be made!

In business since 1946, Bocce Club Pizza has become a Buffalo food staple– one of the area’s favorite places to get pizza. To order yours, call the East Amherst location on Hopkins Road near Williamsville North High School at 689-2345 or the North Bailey Avenue location in Amherst at 833-1344. Your pizza will not be made by robots.


What Are Your Favorite Pizza Seasonings?

Favorite Pizza Seasonings

One of the best things about pizza is that you can completely customize your pie. From toppings to spices, different cheeses, and so on, you can just about add anything to make it delicious.

From the time of pizza’s invention, it was just cheese or cheese and pepperoni, but now the varieties are never-ending, which makes pizza even more delectable, enjoyable, and desirable.

One of the easiest ways to spruce up a pizza pie is by changing the flavoring with spices and different seasonings.

Here is a few of seasonings you might have tried and love and maybe you’re looking for a new flavor and here is a bit of help deciding.

Sriracha – this seasoning is a mix of red chili peppers, garlic, and vinegar. This combination adds a spicy hot and tangy flavor to your pizza.

Parmesan – this grounded cheese adds a unique and subtle flavor that is just enough to enrich the taste of pizza.

Salt and Pepper – the perfect combination, salt, and pepper complement each other so well and really amp up food.

Sweet Basil – this classic herb will sweeten up your pizza and will cut out some acidity of the tomato sauce traditionally used on pizza.

Red Pepper Flakes – this seasoning adds some spice to pizza and not as much hot taste like Sriracha would.

The flavorings mentioned above can be added to your pizza pie. You can choose one or more spices for a unique taste.

If you want to spice up your pizza with different flavor combinations, Bocce Club Pizza can do that for you.

We delight in creating unique blends of seasoning to top our pizza and we always welcome feedback from our customers.

You can customize your Bocce pizza to your liking with various spices. Feel free to mention your favorite flavor combinations while ordering your next pizza at one of your favorite locations today!