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?

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.