Sluggers Pizza Review Silvis Illinois
My heart is aching for mom and pop businesses during the 2020 pandemic. Most operate on very thin margins in ordinary circumstances, but do survive only on take out? Tough sledding.
You probably haven’t heard of “Quad Cities Style” pizza, but it’s just as unique as “New York” or “Chicago Deep Dish” as far as having its own unique niche in the pizza hierarchy.
Here the distinguishing features of “Quad Cities Style:” Dough may have malt incorporated in it. The sauce is usually spicier than most preparations. Toppings all reside underneath generous, quality cheese, and finally, the pizza is cut in long strips rather than squares or slices.
The crust usually borders on “thinner,” but Slugger’s more resembles what most would refer to as “hand-tossed.” Puffy and chewy on the exterior, crispy as you work your way inland. I’m usually in the camp of “cracker-thin,” but I genuinely enjoyed this, tho it was rather filling. He does hand toss, watched him, unusual (and welcomed!) in the day of dough shelters and pre-made crusts!
Slugger’s take an unusual approach to sausage, but many will prefer it. They use a crumbled pork product, only very gently seasoned. There’s an absence of what is usually found in pizza sausage, namely garlic, fennel, and so on. I didn’t miss them.
Sauce leans towards sweet, but still a bit of kick. Black pepper?
Excellent cheese. Great flavor, great texture, great pull.
I have heard talk that there is an above-average lunch buffet but did not verify that tidbit. Daily specials though.
The place is very clean.
Two sizes only, 12″ and 16″. The latter with two toppings ran around $24, slightly less than the average in the Upper Midwest at present.
Yes, I’ll go again when I am in the area!
Sluggers Pizza Review Silvis Illnois