My husband and I tried to bring beer into the new MOD Pizza in Gateway Shopping Center the other night.
We were told they were hoping to get a wine and beer license but in the meantime, BYOB is verboten.
MOD is one of a 50-store chain with 16 more on the way, including one slated to open at the old Melt Down in Wayne in June.
What Starbucks did to coffee and Chipotle to Mexican, MOD is doing to pizza. Unlike your standard pizza joint, this is a build-your-own-pie-for-one-price place – MOD being an acronym for Made On Demand.
So, for a reasonable 8 bucks, you can customize your 11-inch pie with as many of the 27 meats, cheeses, sauces and veggies as you like.
Basically, you watch a MOD Squader assemble your creation, grab a self-serve drink, find a table (or better yet, a booth) and wait maybe 5 minutes for your pie to bake in the 800-degree oven.
The beverages weren’t exactly what my husband and I had in mind [sigh] but the pizza was good. The crust was thin and chewy (if a tad salty) with those tasty burn bubbles around the rim.
For carb counters, there are a few salads. And for the gluten intolerant (but not for full-blown Celiac sufferers), there’s a gluten-free crust option that they can’t guarantee hasn’t come in contact with the wheat in their standard crust.
Industrial chic, edgy and a loud, the MOD in Gateway is the chain’s second in PA. Cashing in on the fast-casual custom-food craze, MOD was started by the couple who founded the Seattle Coffee Co. More than 100 locations are expected by 2016.
Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Gingy’s has launched its own line of easy-breezy summer dresses.
Jean G. Designs debuted with a tented juice bar/live music soirée during Thursday night’s Malvern Stroll.
Enterprising boutique owner Jean G. Tremblay designed and manufactured (in the USA!) four dress styles and, in a nice twist, has pledged to donate 10 percent of every sale to a favorite charity.
The epitome of preppy/comfy chic, the no-iron frocks come in 10 splashy prints.
Styles ($158-$178) include: “Marissa” to benefit Breastcancer.org; “Sparrow” a racer-back shift, benefiting Home of the Sparrow; the strapless “Devon” to benefit the Devon Horse Show, and “Hope,” a sleeved tunic dress, to benefit Peter’s Place. One top, “Bayside,” will benefit The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor.
Get ’em at Gingy’s booth at the Devon Horse Show, online at Gingys.com, and at Gingy’s on King Street in Malvern and Third Ave. in Stone Harbor.