was to be short. Thursday—Thanksgiving Day—was spent in Sun City with Chuck’s Aunt Margaret and her family. Friday was spent recovering from an orgy of overindulgence in food and beverage. By Saturday we had sufficiently recovered and went looking for lunch.
Which brings us to the Temecula Pizza Company.
Now the White Lady sounded suspiciously like a California-style pie of which I—a pizza traditionalist—am no fan. What is California pizza? “One of the identifying characteristics…is the toppings. California style tends to use exotic toppings and ‘off-the-beaten-path’ combinations.
But one could “design their own” and that is what we did—a basic cheese and Italian sausage with light cheese.
The Man from New Mexico was made in 1932 and was “(b)ased on a story in Golden West magazine (and) starred handsome Tom Tyler as Jess Ryder, a detective for the Cattlemen's association who infiltrates a gang of rustlers.
The gang is hired by a nefarious land grabber…to drive the Langton family off their valuable land, and their methods of destruction—injecting the cattle with snake venom—was the only off-beat touch in this otherwise humdrum Western effort” (fandango.com).
Well, now that you know more than you wanted to about Tom Tyler, we move on to Tim McCoy in Two Fisted Law—his “Latest and Greatest Outdoor Romance.” Romance? I thought that the only romance a cowboy had was with his horse.
But enough of B-movie nostalgia, our pizza arrived and a pretty good one it was.
Accompanying the pizza was a small bowl of jalapeño peppers in oil and you could spoon the peppers and oil onto the pizza (as I did) or dip the crust edges into the oil (as I also did).
This wasn’t the greatest pizza ever, but did satisfy both our hunger and pizza cravings and merits 3.5 Addies.