Smokey Eggplant Parmania!

Eggplant Parm Pizza-4How about that Seahawks game last night? NFC Championships here we come! We are so proud!

The MAD Chef took our seasonal pizza special to a whole new level and combined two Italian favorites into one to satisfy our need for winter comfort food . Our Smokey Eggplant Parmesan Pizza has traditional breaded and fried eggplant cutlets, whole milk mozzarella cheese, grated parmesan, fresh basil leaves and for a crazy, MAD twist, SMOKED mozzarella. Our seasonal purple pie is delicious and comforting, especially in these cold, damp winter months. Come in to your local MAD Pizza (or sit back and get delivery), order our newest addition and tell us what you think! We hope you love it as much as we do!

Five Stars

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Loyalty programs have such great perks and MAD Pizza loves offering our customers excellent deals, but we understand that carrying and keeping track of different cards is tiresome (and frustrating when you lose them which is bound to happen sometime). Have no fear because Five Stars is here! At MAD Pizza, we are happy to team up with Five Stars and offer our customers a loyalty program that can be combined with countless other loyalty programs in the city. You can pick up your FREE Five Stars card at any MAD Pizza location to get started and setting up your account using your phone number is easy. The points you occur at MAD Pizza can be easily checked online and if you’re looking for extra points, you can connect your loyalty card to your Facebook account to take advantage of bonus points for check-ins, etc. At MAD Pizza, we want to make it as easy to accumulate points and earn FREE food. Here’s a breakdown of our point system:

1 Point = Every $5 spent

5 points = 1 Free Slice of Pizza

10 points = 1 Free Order of Wings or Pesto Cheese Bread

20 points = 1 Free 12″ Pizza

Grab your cards and head to your local MAD Pizza to start accumulating points!

The Figgy Piggy Pie

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Despite the short month, February seems to be the time when everyone is clearly over the winter weather (assuming you weren’t to begin with) and ready for the daffodils to bloom and the sun to peak its head out. Our MAD Chef has designed a special pizza that is guaranteed to get you out of your winter funk. Our comforting pie has a garlic olive oil base, locally made Boat Street Kitchen fig compote, gorgonzola and goat cheese, and is finished with perfectly sliced prosciutto and a layer of cool, crisp baby arugula. The pickled figs are made with Black Mission Figs that are soaked in red wine, cane sugar, balsamic vinegar, rosemary and sea salt. Boat Street Kitchen’s fig compote paired perfectly with our sliced prosciutto and alas, our figgy piggy pie was born.

We think figs and prosciutto are a match made in heaven and they go together like spaghetti and meatballs, or cheese and pepperoni (coincidentally, all of those magical combinations are available at MAD). The crispness of the arugula adds a perfect freshness to the pizza which makes this pie perfect for a well-rounded meal. We cannot stress enough how excited we are to feature ingredients from the talented Boat Street Kitchen and we look forward to many pizza collaborations in the future! We are excited for everyone to try this new, seasonal addition to the menu and we cannot wait to hear what you think! Now back to the MAD Test Kitchen for me…

MAD Buys Local

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At MAD Pizza we pride ourselves in caring about our community and there’s no better way to support your neighborhood (an environment) than to buy local. Local Food = Local Money, which means that more money stays within the community, which in turn generates  income for the local economy. In addition to the financial aspect, supporting local businesses that buys local makes for fresher and greener eating experiences. In Seattle, we are so lucky to be surrounded by incredibly fresh, local, produce, seafood and meat, and many small businesses that provide truly special and delicious products. MAD Pizza is going to continue to increase the list of local products we offer to show our customers and our community how much we care.

In addition to our local beers and wine we offer, here are a few of the companies that MAD Pizza is proud to sell and support:

Boat Street Pickles: The talented Boat Street Kitchen produces delicious pickled figs made with Black Mission Figs that are soaked in red wine, cane sugar, balsamic vinegar, rosemary and sea salt. On February 1st, MAD Pizza introduces our Fig & Prosciutto that features this unique and incredibly tasty compote. Once you taste a bite of this pizza, you’ll be hooked.

Mama Lils Peppers: Howard at Mama Lils has created a perfect pickled product and we are thrilled to feature it on our Seattle-style Italian Beef Sandwich.

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese: Kurt Dammeier (seen on Top Chef Seattle) created Beecher’s Mac n’ Cheese, which was named World’s Best by Oprah. If Oprah and Top Chef go crazy for it, we know our customers at MAD Pizza will too!

Dry Soda: At our First Hill location we are offering this healthier (and tastier) alternative to soda. Dry soda uses less sugar and has unique flavors such as Cucumber, Blood Orange, Rhubarb and Wild Lime that are sure to drive your taste buds nuts.

Snoqualmie Gelato: At the end of January, MAD Pizza will adding dessert to the menu! Not just any dessert, but the smoothest, tastiest gelato the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Local cows, local milk, local gelato. Does it really get any better?

Help us do our part and continue to support our neighborhood and local community.

New Year’s Resolutions

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Party Size Killer Caesar!

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When the clock strikes midnight on the first of January (after the midnight kiss of course), most of us set new goals and make resolutions about what they’re going to do differently for the new year. By the middle of January, some people are still going strong and succeeding in achieving their goals, and others have already thought that maybe 2014 is the year for them. At MAD Pizza, we wanted to highlight one of our specialties that may help you achieve one of the most popular new year’s resolutions out there: eating healthy.

While we’re certainly crazy about our pizza, pasta, sandwiches and wings, one of our menu items that is sometimes forgotten is our salad. MAD Pizza offers six healthy salad options that will make you swoon. Never thought you would crave a salad? It’s probably because you haven’t tried one of ours. They are available in whole and half-size portions so you can either have one as a meal, or as a side dish with a MAD slice. Our salad toppings are endless from Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Grape Tomatoes, Roasted Cashews, Fresh Apples, Feta, or Gorgonzola. Our salad options are guaranteed to satisfy any of your cravings. The MAD Chef’s personal favorite is our Greek Havoc salad that is piled high with Romaine lettuce, Feta Cheese, Grape Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Capers, Kalamata Olives, topped with Pepperoncini and tossed with our Basil-Italian Vinaigrette. Let us help you keep your New Year’s Resolution and come into MAD Pizza to indulge in one of our tasty salads. Check out our menu for to hear about our other salad options!

(mad) Red Ribbon Pizza

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It’s officially the holiday season and MAD Pizza is ready to celebrate! We love this time of the year and tis the season for sharing great food and drinks with family and friends! An important part of MAD Pizza’s holiday season is to give back to our local community and that’s where our program Slice4Life comes in. Slice4Life was created because we wanted to create a platform where we could get contribute to philanthropic causes that our MAD family cares deeply about. World AIDS Day on December 1st, kicks off a month full of fundraising and raising awareness to benefit AIDS research. During the entire month of December at MAD Pizza, a speciality Red Ribbon Pizza will be available to honor World AIDS awareness. Ten percent of the profits from every Red Ribbon Pizza sold will go to Seattle’s Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

Our MAD Chef came up with our Red Ribbon Pizza that has a tomato sauce base, mozzarella and fontina cheese, and it’s topped with pepperoni, roasted tomatoes, whole-roasted garlic cloves and served with red pepper flakes (on the side) for a kick. MAD Pizza is honored to donate to this Seattle-based non-profit organization whose goal it is to provide support and empowerment to people who have or are at risk of HIV/AIDS. Every Red Ribbon Pizza will come with a red ribbon pin that can be worn throughout the month to show your support.

At MAD Pizza, we feel that there is no better way to celebrate the holiday season than to give back to our community. Come join us for a tasty pizza and an opportunity to support this great cause. See you at your neighborhood MAD Pizza soon!