Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pizza Pie!!!

It's been a little while since we've shared a restaurant with you. So I decided that it's time for me to share one of my favorite lunch spots! Seeing as how my favorite food is pizza (whose isn't!?!?) and this restaurant is an all you can eat pizza buffet, it's pretty obvious why I like it. The place I'm talking about is American Pie. Personally, I frequent the location on 12 Mile & Hoover. However, there are some other locations including Shelby Township and Garden City. 

When most people hear "pizza buffet" they automatically think of CiCi's. American Pie is the same concept as CiCi's. The main difference is that their pizza is actually pretty good! Their pizza buffet offers over 20 different choices that they rotate throughout the day. Some of the most popular ones are BLT, Mac & Cheese, Coney, Alfredo, Big Mac, California White and two of my favorites BBQ Chicken and Meat Lovers. They also have some everyday pizzas to go along with their crazy choices, like Plain Cheese or Pepperoni.
Speaking of crazy choices, American Pie offers a super spicy pizza that they call the Flame Thrower. They even have a "Flame Thrower" challenge. I'm not sure on all of the details, but I know they have been trying to get Man vs. Food to come by and take the challenge. I also know that the Flame Thrower Pizza looks way too spicy for me to ever try!

In addition to the great pizza pies, the buffet includes a pretty decent salad bar (I recommend the House Dressing), pasta and dessert pizzas. Occasionally they also have a baked potato bar and in the colder months they have a couple of different soups to choose from! To go along with their pasta, they offer a delicious meat sauce or a marinara sauce for the vegetarians! Speaking of vegetarians, there are a handful of pizzas here that you can enjoy too!
One of the biggest things that sells me on going to American Pie is that they are constantly switching out their pizzas and making fresh ones. There aren't nasty 3 hour old pizzas sitting up there. And, if you don't see your favorite when you first come in, by the time you are done with your first trip, you will most likely hear them announce that one of your favorites is fresh out of the oven! (The announcements are even goofy and fun!)

On top of the good food, there are a few other things that need to be said about American Pie. The atmosphere and staff make it fun and inviting. They have statues and pictures of super heroes, musicians and pop culture icons all over the place. There is also a small arcade in the back of the restaurant. You can definitely bring your kids, but if you don't have kids you will enjoy it as an adult too! Come on... It's all you can eat pizza...Who wouldn't enjoy that? If you aren't big on kids though, I suggest going at lunch time since there usually aren't many there at that time.

The prices to eat at American Pie are very reasonable. If you go for lunch, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. it's only about $6.50. If you go after 1 p.m. through dinner time, it's about $8. Those prices include pizza, pasta, salad, dessert and your drink. Plus, you don't have to tip! Can't really beat that! 

So, next time you are in the mood for lots of pizza, or if you can't decide what you're in the mood for, give American Pie a try.


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