Every weekend we are privileged to find that our little restaurant located here in Ogden, Utah, is filled with the sounds of people talking, and delicious meals being prepared. There is always laughter, music, and someone wowing at the pizzas that are being tossed in the air. Waiters and waitress hop from table to table, taking orders and bringing meals. Busboys scurry around trying to clear messes as fast as they can so that newcomers can be seated. The sweet aroma of pizzas cooking in the fire baked oven, feels the air and causes mouths to water with the anticipation of their meals being brought to the table. Every weekend a local artist acts as the nights entertainment. Sometimes it’s a well know artist or band like Royal Bliss and other times it is someone who has just started to be recognized for their talents. No matter who it is, the live performance is always wonderful and we are always a bit taken back by the excitement and energy that fills the room or the patio. On occasion someone will attempt to tackle The Legendary Long Board, a massive calzone, with a tenancy to leave a person with regret. There is always someone wrestling over the last slice of pizza, often times giving the remark that they “will do the dishes for a week, if it’s theirs”. (Which we happen to think is a pretty fair trade) All in all, despite the hustle and bustle of people coming and going, there is always a sense of excitement. Pizza, Pasta, and People, those are the three things that make this little pizza place feel like home.
Thank you, to all of you who have joined us and made Santa Monica Pizza such a wonderful place to work!