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!

Pizza Tattoos For Free Pizza?

Pizza Tattoos For Free Pizza?

A good pizza pie can do surprising things to its fans. Pizza has remained a favorite comfort food for years.

With all of the variations of dressing it up with unique toppings or keeping it simple with the basics of cheese and pepperoni, you can’t go wrong with ordering a pizza.

Some pizza fans are willing to go to the extreme for their favorite pizzeria, as we have seen with &pizza in Federal Hill in Washington, D.C.

Co-founder of the pizza chain, Michael Lastoria, has created a very unique and out of the box advertising plan that &pizza fans have been willing to succumb to.

For a free pizza each week for one complete year, &pizza fans agree to have the chain’s ampersand logo tattooed onto their body.

Previously only available to employees, &pizza is now offering this perk to the first five customers willing and eligible to get the tattoo.

If you are already into tattoos, you get an awesome deal of one free pizza for a week for an entire year.

Due to the uniqueness of this offer, on opening day of the new pizzeria, a long line formed where freebies were given to those less adventurous customers as well as temporary tattoos to those not interested in anything permanent.

Pizza lover and third in line, customer Eddie Davis, decided to take this plunge for free pizza because it matched his spirit for spontaneity that drives his life. In his words “you’ve got one life to live.”

It is amazing to see the dedication pizza lovers have for this delicious and famous food.

That is exactly how we feel about pizza and because of that, we do all we can to make our pizza the very best and our prices absolutely affordable.

Bocce Club Pizza has a variety of pizza options for you to choose from. You can view our selections right on our website, you can click here.

5 Leftover Pizza Hacks You Will Want To Try

5 Leftover Pizza Hacks You Will Want To Try

We have all had that inner struggle – what will we do with our leftover pizza?

 

The pizza box staring at you from inside the refrigerator (at least we hope that is where you left it…) waiting to be opened, asking you to enjoy that delicious pizza a second time around.

 

Some of us poor souls can’t always mentally check back into pizza mode, not wanting to eat it the next day or later.

 

But as conservation specialists, not wanting to waste food or money, we must find new and effective ways to consume this leftover pizza all the while making it still tasty as it was when we first ordered it.

 

Here Are 5 Leftover Pizza Hacks That Everyone Will Enjoy

 

1.Pizza Lasagna Or Pizza Cake – Do the words pizza and cake make your water instantly? Us too. Remove the crust of the pizza; lay a few of the leftover slices onto a baking dish with tomato sauce. Add a layer of mozzarella, ricotta, and more sauce then repeat. Put two slices on top face down, then cook your lasagna in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees and you have your new meal!

 

2. Pizza Croutons – Want to spice up your salad? Remove the crust of your leftovers, and cut the slices into 1-inch pieces. Put these pieces in 1 tbsp. of olive oil, and then place them onto a baking sheet. Bake them in the oven for about 8 minutes, let them cool and adorn them on your salad. If you’re feeling frisky, add them to your favorite soup.

 

3. Pizza And Eggs – Breakfast of champions. Combine a slice of pizza, two eggs, cheese, tbsp. of milk, and a pinch of salt. Cook on a griddle or skillet, like French toast, until fluffy, add some hot sauce if you’d like and it’s a breakfast feast.

 

4. Pizza Panini – With the use of a Panini press, or pan with a lid, you can create this leftover delectable. With 4 slices of pizza, cover them with mozzarella and prosciutto. Fold over each slice just like a Panini sandwich, and place them into the press. Cook the slices until the cheese is melted and enjoy!

 

5. Just Want Leftover Pizza? – So after much consideration, you’ve come to the conclusion that your Bocce’s pizza is just too great to do anything else but heat up and eat? We have a trick you can use to keep your leftover pizza just as fresh as it was the day you bought it. Want to microwave your slices without drying out your crust? Add a cup of water when you microwave your slices to avoid the soggy crust. Want to reheat it in on the stove? Place the slice face down into a pan and cook on medium heat until the cheese has gotten a good melt.

 

At Bocce Club Pizza, we know you will enjoy your pizza enough the first time to try one of these cool leftover pizza hacks. Order your favorite pizza today from one of our great locations or order it online and have it shipped to your home away from Buffalo. If you do try one of these hacks, let us know in the comments below how it was!

Buffalo Bills Games Are Only Better With Bocce’s Pizza

Buffalo Bills Games Are Only Better With Bocce's Pizza

It is that time again, football season is upon us and this year we have much to cheer for in Buffalo. Rex Ryan has come into town in a whirlwind of excitement and the Bills have a solid looking squad going into the regular season.

 

That means Sundays are now for watching the games at home in front of the television, with your closest sports friends, while you root on the Bills to win. All that cheering and exasperation can come at a cost for all the fans in one room. You’re going to get hungry and will need enough sustenance to maintain that high level of fandom.

 

Bocce Club Pizza Can Satisfy The Largest Of Bills Fans Hungers

 

Pizza, Wings, Pop, and appetizers always go hand in hand with watching the Bills game at your house. Get a whole Cheeseburger pizza, Jimmy’s Big Cheese Steak, or grab the Original Bocce Club Pizza. Choose from the regular style wings or the unique “over-the-pit” grilled style to spice up your meal.

 

Tailgating for the game and still want to enjoy a tasty Bocce’s pizza? Grab a half baked pie the day before and bake it in the morning before you leave for the day, so it will be hot and fresh once you get to Ralph Wilson Stadium.

 

Bocce Club Pizza has the answer for any of your football Sunday meal dilemmas. Two great locations or order online. For any information about specials or questions about our pies, contact us today!

Sheet Pizzas The Family Reunion Will Enjoy

Sheet Pizzas The Family Reunion Will Enjoy

Planning the extended family reunion this year?

 

You have many things on your list that need to be checked off before the big day when you and your family all get together. Possible locations, entertainment, tables, chairs, decorations, drinks, and of course enough food to feed the even the pickiest of eaters.

 

When you have that many family members in one area, it will be hard for everyone to agree on what they want to eat, but one thing is for sure – they can all agree on pizza.

 

If they are your family, you know pizza can not only satisfy the hunger, but also cater to all the unique tastes of those attending the family reunion.

 

Order A Few Specialty Sheet Pizzas Ahead Of Time

 

Now that you’ve found a solution to your food problem, now you have to decide on where to order.

 

Original Bocce Club Pizza has many different and delicious sheet pizza options to choose from. We offer two great locations to order from, make sure you get it in ahead of time, and don’t forget to order enough for even the hungriest of relatives.

 

If Buffalo’s best pizza is not enough experience for that distant family member and they want more of the Buffalo experience, grab a few orders of specialty flavored chicken wings and fingers to curb their appetite and give them the local treatment their taste buds deserve.

 

Check out our Bocce Club Pizza specials for your occasion and if you need more information on our mouthwatering sheet pizzas, contact us today!

Feed Your Family What They Want

Feed Your Family What They Want

No matter what the occasion may be, getting together with your family is always a fun time. All the different personalities coming over to enjoy food and each other’s company is truly a really special thing.

 

Yet with that comes differing views on topics such as what to eat. You can order them a traditional sheet pizza, but when it comes to the appetizers, people are going to have different preferences.

 

Let The Food Match The Person!

 

Some of your family may like to keep it simple when it comes to their appetizers. In that instance you could select from Wings, French fries or something even simpler like bread sticks.

 

Other family members may like it hot when it comes to their accompanying sides. If this scenario were to pop up, you could order some poppers.

 

When it comes to someone who can’t get enough cheese, order them a side of mozzarella sticks filled to the brim with fresh mozzarella. Of course, even though you ordered pizza, there may be a pizza fanatic in your family and for them a side order of pizza logs with marinara sauce should do the trick.

 

Bocce Club Pizza is a traditional Buffalo pizzeria offering the best pizza and appetizers including French fries, onion rings and much more. No matter what your guests might want to eat, we have got you covered. For more information on our history or food selection, please feel free to contact us today!

Pizza & Cake – Two Great Foods Come Together!

Pizza & Cake – Two Great Foods Come Together!

No matter who you ask, it is hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy pizza or cake. With so many websites like Pinterest becoming very popular, people are creating new and intriguing ways to enjoy their favorite foods.

 

It comes as no surprise that someone has developed a way to take pizza and create a delicious looking food known as a pizza cake.

 

If you are looking to make one yourself, there is a simple recipe you can follow and enjoy your own today.

 

Let Them Eat Pizza Cake!

 

Click Here to see what a pizza cake could look like!

 

The recipe for this new item can be found on the internet but it requires you make the pizzas before putting them all together to form the cake. Lucky for you, Bocce already makes half-baked pizzas that are already dressed and almost ready to eat.

 

Instead of having to go out and purchase all of the supplies and create the pizzas, you only need to order however many pizzas you would need. Then you would only need to put the pizzas together carefully and then place it in the oven and bake until it’s done.

 

This will undoubtedly save you time and allow you to enjoy the pizza cake sooner.

 

Bocce Club Pizza’s menu has half-baked pizzas as well as numerous other delicious items such as wings, subs and chicken fingers. Whether you’re creating a delicious new dish or are just looking for something simple to eat, we got you covered. For more information about us or the food we offer, please contact us today!

Which Specialty Pizza Do You Crave?

Which Specialty Pizza Do You Crave

While the traditional cheese and pepperoni still remains a favorite among many, specialty pizza has become quite popular.

 

Specialty pizza is unique in the sense that just about any toppings can be added to pizza dough, baked to a crisp and served up hot, steamy and delicious. From fresh vegetables and fruit, to meat and nothing but fresh herbs and olive oil, specialty pizzas are just another reason why this food is a staple in an American diet.

 

With a specialty pizza, you can get creative with toppings, cheeses and sauces to create a completely new flavor. Most of the time, coming up with a new flavored pizza is accidental and it turns out to be so good. Mixing it up helps to invigorate the taste buds, this is why specialty pizzas are so popular and desired.

 

Are you a lover of fresh fruit, vegetables, and barbecue sauce? Why not mix them together and put on pizza dough? It’s an unusual combination, but we bet it probably tastes good.

 

Here are some specialty pizzas we offer at Bocce Club Pizza.

 

  • Hawaiian – Cheese, pineapple chunks, and Canadian Bacon.
  • Taco Pie – Spicy taco sauce mixed with ground beef layered with a mixture of mozzarella & cheddar cheese Topped with tomatoes.
  • All American – Sizzling, crisp bacon, on tasty mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

 

At Bocce Club Pizza, we have a variety of other specialty pizzas that taste great and will introduce you into many other favors of pizza that are worth it. We list all of our specialty pizzas on our website. Contact us if you have any questions or order your favorite pizza today!

Chicken Wings Versus Chicken Fingers

Chicken Wings Versus Chicken Fingers

Pizza itself is a delicious and comforting meal, but it is even better with chicken wings or chicken fingers. Together, you have one of the best meals for a fun family night, party, or just because you want it.

 

The choice of chicken wings over chicken fingers or vice versa is a personal preference. Some say they like the tender meat of a chicken wing with others would rather have the crispy and crunchy outside of a chicken finger.

 

To most people, comparing chicken wings to chicken fingers is similar to comparing apples to oranges.

 

Possible Negatives:

 

  • Chicken wings can be messy, greasy, and difficult to eat because you have to do so with fingers.
  • Chicken fingers can taste bland if not mixed with a sauce and the meat is not as tender as a chicken wing.

 

Definite Positives: Chicken Wings Versus Chicken Fingers

 

  • Both are deep fried for a crispy outer layer
  • Can be mixed with a BBQ or hot sauce
  • Can be eaten as a finger food
  • Simply delicious
  • You decide which flavor you want: Hot, medium or mild? Saucy or plain? Spicy or sweet?

 

The good news is that for either food that you like best, whether it is chicken wings or chicken fingers, you will find a place that cooks them the best to your liking.

 

Bocce Club Pizza cooks amazing wings and chicken fingers hot to order. We can flavor them as well as cook them plain. Visit our website to see what kind of wings and fingers we have to order.

Bachelor Party: The Hunger Must Be Satisfied

Bachelor Party: The Hunger Must Be Satisfied

Planning a wedding is just about every bride’s dream. For the groom, he is supportive (of course), but picking out flowers and designing a centerpiece are not really a favorite activity.

 

Even given the fact that grooms don’t necessarily dive into the planning, they are very excited to marry their best friend and the way they celebrate the big day before the actual wedding day is with their stag party.

 

Gathering up your male family members, friends and co-workers to spend the night having a great time and celebrating the upcoming nuptials is awesome for the groom. Stag parties are certainly a night to remember for not only the groom, but for the guests who are there in support.

 

Events at a stag party can range from a casual get-together of golf and a private dinner to a banquet-style of card playing and dancers. For whichever type of entertainment is on the stag party agenda, the food always remains the same: comfort.

 

Stag party food needs to be agreeable by vast majority of the invites and the type of food that is easily accessible and requires very little set up and clean up. The perfect meal that encompasses all of the above is pizza!

 

Who can say no to a delicious and saucy slice of pizza? Pizza is a fulfilling meal, easy to eat and is a fan favorite. While your stag party guests are busy mingling together, pizza makes the most sense as a practical meal.

 

Bocce Club Pizza has a variety of pizza specials to make your stag party food affordable. We cook all of our pizza fresh so that it remains hot once it arrives to its destination. For information on the types of pizza we provide or our specials, feel free to contact us.