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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Free Pizza!

posted by on October 14 at 15:01 PM

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Starting right now (and going until 6 p.m.), the somewhat terribly named ’zaw artisan bake to eat pizza invites you to sample its wares (promised to “satisfy even the most sophisticated of palettes”) at its brand-new flagship store at 1424 E. Pine (near the Elyisan). Also, unspecified door prizes! ’zaw is take-and-bake or available for delivery “via customized carbon-free bikes and trailers.”

mjgirl gives it five stars:

Great addition to the ‘Hill

Been waiting to try the pizza from Zaw ever since they opened and finally ordered last night for our debate party. We orded an appeti’zaw (a smaller appetizer-like pizza), two of their regular zaw pizzas, and a salad. I was a bit hesitant that pizza I cooked myself would turn out very well but the crust turned out nice and crisp, so I was pleased. The Blue Cheese & Pear appeti’zaw was decadent, we also ordered the Arugula Patch and My Big Fat Greek Pizza. The gourment toppings and interesting ingredient combinations really set this place apart from your traditional pizza joints in my opinion. Oh yeah, and did I mention you can buy a bottle of wine and they will deliver it with your food??? This place is now a fixture in my take-out menu drawer.
Posted by mjgirl on October 8, 2008 at 2:29 PM

’zaw, however you want to spell “palate” and capitalize/punctuate yourself, for delivering wine, I salute the hell out of you.

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OMG -- they deliver wine?

Well then, given that the last good reason for leaving the house has been eliminated, I can now begin the slow, stately process of fusing to the upholstery of my couch.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 14, 2008 3:05 PM
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shit, places like this make me anxious for the day the economy crashes down on seattle's collective (and pretentious) head.

I'll bump into dan at the dog shelter on 15th, we're both looking for a pit bull. To eat.

Everywhere will be like the OLD frontier room.

Posted by randy beaver | October 14, 2008 3:08 PM
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it falls within your 2 block hipster hack reporting circle! you are so happy!

Posted by rad | October 14, 2008 3:14 PM
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Wine delivery good idea, but raw pizza delivery? Worst idea ever.

Posted by Catman | October 14, 2008 3:15 PM
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Uh, not to be bitchy, (but, why the hell not; it's been a crummy day), but it's not very close to the Elysian...it's 15th and Pine which is three blocks away from the Elysian.

And that mjgirl "review" sounds very fake.

And the overuse of the apostrophe is revoltingly twee.

Do we really need a yupped up Papa Murphy's?

Posted by michael strangeways | October 14, 2008 3:15 PM
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I love the idea, and it's a block from my house, but seriously, for those prices I can get a pizza already baked and delivered (with a free salad) from piecoras, or palermo, or even pag's.
I might as well save 10 bucks and go to papa murphy's.

Posted by scharrera | October 14, 2008 3:21 PM
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We have something like this in Chicago, called Homemade Pizza Company. It is a good idea in theory, but an enormous rip-off from a price perspective. Just as expensive, if nor more, than actually going out to eat at a good pizza place...

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 14, 2008 3:23 PM
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Just because this is the very first and the only thing mjgirl has ever posted doesn't prove it is fake. The fact that she uses stupid terms like "appiti'zaw" exactly as marketed, with a straight face, no *barf* *barf* asides or anything, is what proves it is fake.

Posted by elenchos | October 14, 2008 3:34 PM
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for once your paranoid delusions are possibly correct elenchos.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 14, 2008 3:39 PM
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Umm…delivering booze is so not legal in Washington state.

Posted by cheesepants | October 14, 2008 3:41 PM
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@10
I know this state has fucked up liquor laws, but can you elaborate on this?

Posted by someguy | October 14, 2008 3:51 PM
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Go to safeway.com. Click on Safeway Home Delivery in the bottom right. Put in a WA zip code in the New Guests box and click Browse Store. Click Shop by Aisle > Beer, Wine & Spirits. Pick out some booze, hand over all your personal data to the Safeway Club, and you're all set...

So yes, it's legal. You can also call a taxi and have the driver pick up beer and wine for you. Which is probably cheaper than the 'Zaw thingy.

Posted by elenchos | October 14, 2008 4:19 PM
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I had pizza from - ugh - 'zaw on Sunday evening. After a mere 20 minutes, including walking home and pre-heating the, we had some pretty damn good pizza. It was called the "Viet'zaw." I'm still trying to figure out this might be racist or... something. Look, I'm really trying not to like this place, but it's making it pretty hard.

The beer and wine thing? I'm not so sure they deliver. I think it's still illegal. I used to live in Tucson, where beer & wine were deliverable. Tucson maybe be the place where dreams go to die, but at least you can get your drunk delivered. Still, with 7-11, Safeway, and Madison Market so close, you'd be a fool to order the yet-more-marked-up beer and wine from 'zaw if you have it delivered on the hill.

Posted by pbaitch | October 14, 2008 4:27 PM
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I gave Zaw a shot and it's totally over-priced and tastes just like Papa Murphy's take-n-bake, imo. And they don't have their game together--I had to wait 15 minutes to get an UNCOOKED pizza, when I was there in person.

Posted by lorange | October 14, 2008 4:36 PM
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Kozmo.com used to deliver beer & cigarettes.

Zaw pizza is sooo delicious but I probably won't order again until they get better vegetarian pizzas.

Posted by jrrrl | October 14, 2008 4:37 PM
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just had a sample.
taste? 8 outta 10.
wine? the worker claimed "special license"
price? $16-19 a pie

Posted by Postum | October 14, 2008 5:40 PM
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Only assholes refer to pizza as "zaw".

Posted by DOUG. | October 14, 2008 5:48 PM
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"Most sophisticated of palettes"? Whadda they do, paint?

It's PALATES!!!!! PALATES!!! THAT THING IN YOUR MOUTH IS A PALATE!!! THAT THING IN YOUR HAND IS A PALETTE!!! THE STUFF ON YOUR PALETTE SHOULD NOT TOUCH YOUR PALATE!!! (unless you are a five-year old with non-toxic paint, in which case it still shouldn't touch, but it won't kill you).

Sorry for the rant, Seattle. Won't be able to taste your pizza any time soon.

Posted by Nora | October 14, 2008 7:27 PM
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I just ordered a Blue Pear (exact name?) pizza -- it was square and had bosc pears, gorgonzola and walnuts. It tasted great. However, it was $15 and 2 of us were hungry after we finished it. Jury is still out on the 'zaw. Perhaps better pricing or slightly bigger pies.

Posted by Danny | October 14, 2008 7:56 PM
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Was excited to try this last week, but wound up being pretty disappointed. The toppings were fresh, but the crust was just awful, even cooked on a pizza stone. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt since they *just* opened and were ridiculously nice. Check back in a few months.

Posted by kid icarus | October 15, 2008 8:36 AM
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I have no idea if their food is any good, but their menu is horrendous. Before I even got past the cover, I was saddened by the fake stamp/brand logos (set at the perfect angle) and the words: "adored by herbivores, carnivores and localvores." I see they're trying to be clever, as they've kept it all-lowercase, as per douchey under-condo guidelines...but "-vore?" As in the Latin "vorare," meaning "to consume or devour?" Really, "localvore?" Izzat wot ya meant, 'zaw?

Ignorance, Freudian slip, or did the person who wrote the copy try and slip in a little jab?

These boring condos with the tanning salons and Quiznos on the bottom are indeed consuming any remaining local charm in Seattle. (Full disclosure: I cannot afford a condo anywhere on planet Earth.)

Yes, make the jump from the boring condos to the boring people who buy them and have no problem saying "'zaw." I guess I need them around to feel better about myself...

Looks like they have two more locations: Ballard and South Lake Union. Shocking!

PS- corner stores have been delivering beer and wine and weed forever.

Posted by alex | October 15, 2008 11:06 AM
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and yes, I would rather have that dirty Red Apple back.

Posted by Alex | October 15, 2008 11:11 AM

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