Here we are in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. We’re all at home and getting tired of eating our own cooking. Our local restaurants are hurting for lack of business because their dining rooms have been ordered closed. Some have closed down and others are trying to ride it out as best they can by offering take out, curbside pickup or even free DoorDash delivery.
Many folks in our community are actively trying to help our local restaurants by ordering out, sometimes once or twice more than they would usually eat out in a given week…and we’re among them. With that in mind I thought it might be a good idea to try to step up my blog game just a bit, try to post a bit more often and hopefully steer a little extra business to some of our local restaurants. I’m also going to try to do something else that I don’t usually do…post links to the restaurants’ websites so readers won’t have to search them out for themselves.
We had taken a package of pork chops out of the freezer to thaw for supper tonight but when suppertime finally rolled around, we weren’t quite ready for pork chops. ConnieLou suggested ordering a pizza for delivery. Unfortunately, our delivery options here are pretty thin and Papa John’s and Marco’s weren’t too appealing. Fortunately, Newnan has quite a few pizza options if you don’t mind getting out to go pick it up. There’s Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Little Caesar’s, and Hungry Howies if you want OK chain pizza or you can kick it up a couple of notches and get good pizza at Fabiano’s, Johnny’s, LaPomas, Partners II or even Positano’s, all of which have locations within 5 or 6 miles of home. Want to go a little farther? Try Oz Pizza in Fairburn or Mellow Mushroom in Peachtree City.
After a shorter than usual deliberation we decided to give Partners II a call. I hate to admit, we’re kinda set in our ways when it comes to pizza. ConnieLou and I usually like pepperoni and ground beef (or meatball) and Jenna likes margherita or sometimes veggie. ConnieLou placed the order and I headed out to go pick it up.
As expected, when I walked in the dining room was empty. The chairs were upside down on the tables, a very strange sight at 6:30 on a week night. The pizza was ready when I got there. I paid, left a little nicer than usual tip, picked up our pies, headed out the door, and even made it home before the pizza had time to get cold…which probably wouldn’t have happened on a regular Wednesday night with normal traffic volume.
We each loaded up our plate, grabbed our beverage of choice, and sat down at the table to enjoy our pizza.
So how did Partners II Pizza fare on the Thumbs Scale? We gave them an easy 6 out of a possible six. We’ve seen quite a few pizza restaurants come and go in our area in the past thirty years. Given the quality of Partners pizza, it’s no huge surprise that they’ve stayed around several years.