Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Girls Lunch Out at Hideaway Pizza

Hideaway Pizza opened in 1957, probably one of the first places in Oklahoma to ever serve pizza. Richard Dermer and his brother-in-law Dick Lehnert first worked at the pizza joint as college students and eventually bought the place from the owner. For over 30 years, Hideaway used at least 75 Volkswaggon beetles to deliver the pizza. The Original Hideaway at Stillwater had walls and ceilings decorated with colorful art and all sorts of kites until it was renovated a couple of years ago. The place is famous and the place is packed most of the time but specially so on Homecoming Weekends. Sharron Dowell of The Oklahoman lists pizza from HideawayPizza as #23 of the 100 Oklahoma Foods to try before you die. This list was compiled in preparation of Oklahoma's centennial year as a fun way to celebrate the centennial.

Colleen just sold their house of 16 years and is moving out with her family to Wisconsin next week so we had a girls lunch out at Hideaway Pizza. It's a fun place to go and known for it's Fried Mushrooms and Specialty pizzas. Colleen ordered Veggie-combo mini pizza with mozzarella, peppers, tomatoes, onions, black olives and mushrooms but they messed up the order and handed her a pepperoni pizza instead. It was nice of them to give the pepperoni pizza for free while they made her order. I had Pizza of the gods with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, tomatoes, mozzarella and provolone with olive oil and garlic glaze. The rest had cheese pizza with olives, canadian bacon pizza and Avogobble sandwich--turkey avocado sandwich on rye bread with dill pickle and a pasta salad.