Kazoopy’s Pizza & Grinders
Daddy’s making dinner. Hand me the phone!
Ok, usually, I’m the one that cooks and I’m actually a pretty decent cook, but on Friday nights, it just seems like the right night for pizza.
J left L and I at home while she headed across town for a hair cut appointment. It was pretty late in the afternoon and I knew I was going to have to feed L before she got home.
Earlier in the day, we were going to try to take advantage of Blaze Pizza’s free pizza giveaway, but the line was out the door and all the way down Check ‘n Go. We said, “screw that” and went to Nisker’s instead. L really wanted pizza though and I promised her we would get pizza for dinner.
For a couple weeks now, I’ve been wanting to order from Kazoopy’s Pizza and Grinders in Oshtemo. J really likes Cottage Inn and the ease of ordering and delivery, so she’s always talked me back in to that. I didn’t really mind going to pick the pizza up myself (I think we’re outside of the delivery area) and L likes car rides with daddy anyway.
Kazoopy’s Pizza & Grinders is a familiar name to Kalamazoo, but they are in a new spot. The last incarnation of the pizza joint was in Mattawan but that closed down some time ago and is now a different pizza place. This new Kazoopy’s opened up inside the Dougherty’s Corners Market which used to have it’s own pizza and grinder shop attached to the party store.
The space is strictly carry-out and delivery as there is no place to sit and eat. To get to the restaurant, you have to walk through the market. It’s easy to spot with a large “Kazoopy’s” sign hanging from the ceiling.
While playing “County Fair” at home with L’s Little People, I put in an order for a 16″ pepperoni pizza and a 16 piece Goofy Bread. I was told it would take about twenty minutes to cook and the charge would be a little over $21.
J and I took a quick car ride down West Main to the little shop to pick up our pizzas. They were just coming out of the oven when we walked in, so after settling up the debt, i grabbed the two boxes and we headed back home.
The one time we ate at Kazoopy’s in Mattawan, we both did grinders, so I didn’t know what to expect with the pizza. What I found was a fairly thin crust pizza topped with a really sweet red sauce. I grabbed a hot slice out of the box and cut it up for L and made her a plate with the pizza and a couple slices of the Goofy Bread. She totally passed on the bread and went to town on the pizza. She had about half a slice done before I sat down with a couple slices for myself.
The Goofy Bread, that I bought with L in mind, was a large order of bread sticks covered in garlic butter and Parmesan. It came with four dipping cups of the sweet marinara sauce that is used on the pizza. I thought they were delicious and ate just as much of the bread as I did of the pizza being careful to leave enough of both for J so she’d have something to eat when she got home from her appointment.
All three of us really liked Kazoopy’s. On the surface, it looks like the same delivery pizza you get from almost any of the big chains, but once you bite in to it, you’ll find a much more flavorful, thinner crust with a deliciously sweet sauce.