The Tomato is not just about pizza...it's about an experience! I remember the days of gaining SO much weight while attending UNT in Denton. And I attribute most of the waist expansion to THE TOMATO.
After the original location in Denton burned down...amidst directive of the landowners to close down the original Flying Tomato...you'll now find the new location nestled in the quiet town of Sanger, TX. The building is extremely old, as evidenced by a picture on the wall of the joint dating back to when it was a pharmacy. I'm not sure of the exact date, but the picture is in black/white and many of the patrons were wearing fedoras and suspenders. I think there may have been a handlebar moustache or two. Anyway, I chatted with the owner and his wife and got that same laid-back feel that I remember from the late '90's as the pizza always came out delicious and with a non-chalant, reserved confidence.
Let's not forget the atmosphere. The original location always had a great mix of free-spirited minds, students, business folk, athletes and anyone else who had the courage to enter a domain where the foosball table and jukebox dominated the sound waves. I personally dropped many a quarter in the music box so that others might enjoy Cold Shot or The Four Horsemen as much as I did. I like to imagine that I was the reason for a few smiles. The foosball table was professional grade and endured novice play on up to expert punishment. It was truly exciting to watch the pros get their game on. The owner told me that he got the foosball question on a regular basis and they were looking to bring one in. The original jukebox made it out of the old building and I couldn't resist ....blasted The Four Horsemen. I have to admit that I felt a little uncomfortable when the owner turned up the volume as the song launched with the only other non-worker being a sharply-dressed middle-aged man working on his laptop. I felt instant reassurance when the other owner (his wife) approached me and started speaking with raised voice over the loud guitars, "you rockin' out?" .....and then she smiled and bobbed her head. I was in.
You'll just have to experience the actual pie for yourself. If you like thick and saucy, then this pizza is for YOU. My words cannot do it justice.
Sure, they are a new establishment in this area and the management structure is different, so you may have to excuse the growing pains a bit. They mean well and are truly trying to get their footing .... and I know they will.
Go check out The Tomato!!!
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