Nothing quite tickles a Foodies’ fancy more than hearing “discount” and “food” on the same sentence. When I first heard about 360 Degrees Pizza Marathon I knew it was a must-attend; never mind the fact that it’s mid-month and my bank account is out there competing with the Kalahari in terms of dryness. The excitement become even more pronounced when a group of my friends, who happen to be bloggers, agreed to have our long overdue meet-up over pizza at the joint.
For those who might not have heard about it yet, the Pizza Marathon is an annual event by 360 to see if their top Pizaiollo (i feel so mucho using this term) and his team of chefs can hack making 360 handcrafted pizzas in one day. As such, there is a 50% off on Pizza and craft beer all day (terms and conditions apply). See poster below for more details.
Much as we understood the positive co-relation between the number of Kenyans thronging a place and discounts, we did not quite anticipate the crowd at the venue. We arrived a few minutes past 6pm and the place was full to the brim. There was no seating space in sight so we had to sit at the Java next door as we waited for our order. Owing to the commotion and long lines, we ended up getting our pizza and beer way past 7 pm.On a normal day, this would have been vexatious, but since we were busy chattering and enjoying good company, the wait wasn’t as bothersome at all. The management was really concerned as well; kept checking up on us and apologizing for the long wait. (Thanks Mark and your crew)
We ordered 2 Memphis Chicken pizzas which I wrote about in an earlier post here and a Siam Chicken Pizza which turned out to be really hot. It was impressive that despite the huge crowd, the quality of the pizzas remained consistent. Other than a few burnt crusts here and there, everything else was alright.
Congratulations to Chef Gilbert and his crew for their new record of handcrafting 733 Pizzas in one day up from last year’s record of 325. That is no mean fete. Standing and working in that heat continuously for over 10 straight hours is no joke. Respect!
Caution: Men at Work, literally! Just curious as to why why there was no woman on sight at the station 😀
NB//: If you’re planning to attend the next marathon, better do so earlier in the course of the day, or better still, order take out in advance to avoid inconveniences.