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The Hidden-Away Pizza

October 1, 2009

I’ve been super busy this week and haven’t had a spare minute to cook anything. I haven’t given up hope yet, but here’s a restaurant review to hold you over.

I have lived in Norman for a little longer than 2 years now. There aren’t a lot of places to eat left that I haven’t yet visited, yet when my professor suggested eating at a pizza place I had only briefly heard of I was honestly a little nervous.

First off, I didn’t even really know where Hideaway was. Anyone who’s been to Campus Corner knows that you can’t just do the usual ‘drive till I see it’ approach. Parking up there is all kinds of awful at any time of the day when any normal person would want to park, but I had a plan.

First off I left the dorms, where I live, with plenty of time. I didn’t want to get there so early that I would be sitting around forever, but I also definitely didn’t want to show up late to a meal with my professor. I decided 15 minutes would be appropriate. Before leaving I carefully checked google maps to get a precise location on where I was headed.

Knowing where I was going and having plenty of time to get there, there was one more thing that I needed. I quickly came up with a little bit of small change. When going to a new place on Campus Corner it’s always good to be prepared. You might need to park at a meeter, and if it’s during the day on a weekday you’ll need change. Fortunately Hideaway has its own parking lot. Customers are allowed to park there while they enjoy their pizza as long as they get a coin from the register on their way out.

Hideaway is definitely worth the trip if you’re looking for restaurant quality pizza. It far surpasses any delivery place, and even competes in my mind with larger restaurants like BJ’s. It will cost about $10 for a small and $20 for a large which will easily feed two hungry guys.

The variety offered might be a little overwhelming to a first time Hideaway visitor, but most see that as a good thing. I ordered a large ‘Little Kahuna,’ a pizza made with an olive oil base and topped with sun dried tomatoes, bacon, grilled chicken breast, and feta cheese. If I were to do it again I’d not want the cheese, as it was a little sharp for my taste, but it was a great pizza either way.

I’ll be sure to hit up this place again sometime. Tell me what your favorite things to order are.

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