Adam Was Right

Ultimate California Pizza, 2500 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Ultimate California Pizza Ultimate California Pizza

Pizza with roasted chicken and herbs;
House Salad

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2007.

Isn't it great when a restaurant exceeds its normal high standards? Such was the case when my husband and I dined at the 2500-block UCP (see map) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The pizza we ordered was the best we've ever had there, and we've had some good ones.

We chose the Create-A-Pizza with whole wheat-rosemary crust, Ultimate Sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted chicken breast, basil, oregano, and rosemary. The last time we had ordered a pizza there involving roasted chicken breast, the meat was dried out and stringy. Our amiable waiter, Adam, promised that this time the chicken was good — he had just eaten some of it himself. Adam was correct; the poultry was fine, and the crust and sauce were just right.

Prior to being served the pizza, we had the House Salad, which was pleasant. Adam had to be reminded to bring the focaccia which was supposed to come with the salad. As it turned out, the bread wasn't worth getting — it tasted almost stale. Crackers would have been better, though Henry “improved” the bread's off-taste by covering it with blue cheese dressing….

We were not rushed, even though there were very few diners and it was fairly late. Adam said that he had to be there until 11 p.m., so customers kept him from getting bored. That made us feel better, and red wine added to the relaxed ambience of the meal.