953 W. Belmont (adjacent to Belmont ‘El’ Station)
We knew we were in store for a unique experience when we walked in the door and were immediately greeted with “WELCOME TO BLAZE” by three enthusiastic employees! Blaze is a ‘build your own’ pizzeria – some refer to it as ‘Chipotle concept’ but for pizza – we will call it simply delicious! You can choose a signature pizza for $7.45 (7 of them) or go for a Build Your Own for $7.45 – with unlimited toppings!
There is also a Simple Pie for $5 and a One Top for $5.95. The gluten free version is $3 extra.
The oven is 550 degrees with a stone under the pie, a sort of convection oven. The result was crispy, tasty, light on the tummy pie.
We ordered two build your own pizzas – one with traditional sauce, green peppers, onion and sausage and a second with ham, spinach, mushrooms, black olives and feta cheese. Both were awesome – light and fresh and bursting with flavor! Thumbs up! Service was very attentive. Overall great service and a cool new concept restaurant in the neighborhood! We will definitely be back again.
If you love pizza as much as we do that make sure to check out our other blog on Connies Pizza in the Gold Coast!