These 2 good-eats places were nestled in business parks in Redmond and were only a block away from each other!
First off, Flying Saucer Pizza.
This funky spaceship-alien themed pizza joint served up delightful pizzas.
I was most surprising to find deep dish pizza — something that was very uncommon here and reminded me of my days in the Midwest.
Flying saucer pizzas offer quite a few different flavors including great selection of vegetarian pizzas along with salads and pastas.
The pizza names were geeky and hilarious, they included Andromeda, the chickenator and crop circle.
On my first visit I had the deep dish Thai fighter without cheese to go.
The crust was made of soft, yeasty bread that carried a light sweetness and baked to a slight crisp.
My pizza passenger along the way home was just taunting me with this sweet savory peanut aroma.
The sauce was sweet, mildly spicy and delicious; the slightly charred thinly julienned carrots and cabbage with sprouts and cilantro gave pleasant and aromatic flavors.
The pizza without cheese was still tasty.
The next trip I had a regular cosmic clucker and a deep dish luau.
The regular crust was bready inside and appropriately dry crisp bottom and top.
I loved their twist of adding artichoke in this bbq chicken pizza; while the luau was Hawaiian pizza with extra bacon on top of Canadian bacon.
I did not skip cheese the second time, and I did find that both the pizzas were too heavy-handed with cheese that was distracting the main flavors and increased their greasiness.
I would go back again for sure and perhaps cheeseless would be my main stay.
Went around the block, one would find Now Make Me A Sandwich every Thursday stationed at West Willows Technology Center.
The guys made very delicious sandwiches.
I loved their unique vegetarian sandwich with roasted yam, spinach, mushroom, peppers and the great addition of manchego cheese and garlic tahini sauce; the best part, it was called Buddha Call.
It was tasty with lots of flavors, fresh and the yam gave texture.
Another one I had and enjoyed tremendously was the Vahalla pork — tasty tender pulled pork, dressed with a coleslaw with a surprising twist – apple jalapeno; sweet and quite spicy, delicious with a crunch.
I also had their Viking stew, which had generous amount of vegetables but the day I got it was a little cold which made the creamy stew heavy.
There were many more sandwiches to try with fillings such as roast beef, ham, chicken and turkey, I shall be back!