Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Restaurant Review: Slices Pizza

Slices Pizza

Downtown Tempe
11 E. Sixth Street
Tempe, AZ 85251
Hours: Sun-Wed 11am - 10pm
Thurs - Sat 11am - 3am


This little pizza place is on a side street of the popular college hang out "Mill Avenue". It's a pretty small place with a couple high tops and two counters and gets pretty busy during high time (dinner-time and the weekend). There are a couple tables outside too, but in the summer, it's a little hard to bear. 

They've got everything from cheese to Hawaiian to veggie to BBQ chicken! Every slice I've had hasn't disappointed. For drinks, they have a soda fountain and also sell bottled sodas like Jones Soda.

At $3.25 for a specialty slice and about $1.75 for a large drink (or the combo of the day, a certain slice + a drink for $4: today is was Hawaiian!), it's a pretty good place to go on a budget. After all, it's a popular college hangout and we college kids can't exactly afford the ritz.

For kids:
As the slices are pretty huge, two kids could probably split one! It's a family-friendly environment, excluding the fact that there aren't a lot of seats, so a large family couldn't sit together. Also, there are no chairs inside, they're all stools with no backs which are for high tops, so it could be hard to get the kiddos up and to stay up.

If you need a quick lunch, this is the place to hit up! It's a great option for a slice and a drink. Especially if you wanna get some shopping done on Mill, it's central to all the action. Another plus is it's open late so it's perfect for those midnight cravings!

Other location:
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ

Hours: Fri - Sat 11am-11pm
Mon - Thurs 11am-10pm
Sun 11-8pm

Who I am and what my mission is:

How it began:
My friend and I were sitting in a local pizza joint enjoying two delicious slices of pizza and she started asking me about places to go on a date with her boyfriend and I found myself rambling off places to go. She just stared at me and that's when it hit me... I'm a wealth of information about things to do in the valley. When I was in my senior year of high school,  I started getting restless being stuck in Arizona, so I started trying random, weird things and places to eat. Then, I went to New York for a semester, came back and realized I could find the culture I loved in New York in Arizona. So now I try to go to different places and give my friends recommendations on what to do. So why not create a blog about it for others to enjoy?

How it's going to work:
I'm going to post reviews of places to eat and go and what you can do that's a little more complex than a movie and Applebee's. I'll organize them by price, rating and type of activity it is so you can access the site quickly and efficiently to find what you need!

What I'm hoping this turns into:
I'm a person who's big on supporting small, local businesses. So, I have this dream that my website will help people get out and try places that aren't chains and become more cultured in the process. So, I hope you enjoy! If you have any questions or suggestions, just email me at and I'd be glad to take care of it!


- Dani