OCWeekly — February 18, 2016
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Eat This Now
Gustavo Arellano

Nothing Fancy, All Awesome

Regular pizza at Pizza Boy

For every birthday of an OC Weekly writer, I buy his or her choice of lunch for the staff. I’m glad to say the Week lings eat well—and local: recent entries have been deep-dish pizza from Rance’s, empanadas from C4 Deli, Slapfish everything, and even cachapas from Mil Jugos. So when it was my b-day, everyone anxiously awaited what I’d choose. And I chose . . . Pizza. Not the Neapolitan stylings of Ortica, the deep-dish wonders of Tony’s Little Italy nor the thin-crust marvel of A Slice of New York Pizza, but plain ol’ pizza from Pizza Boy in Anaheim.

Pizza is by far my favorite of the three major American food groups (the others, of course, being hamburgers and hot dogs), and Pizza Boy makes what I’d say is the best regular pie in OC. It’s no-frills, the type the office gets en masse when the bosses want people to keep working. Pizza Boy’s trick is simplicity: a nice sauce, fluffy dough, milky cheese that never coagulates into wax, and a heavy layer of whatever ingredients you request. It’ll only win awards from us, and that’s fine.

Did the rest of the Week lings enjoy Pizza Boy? They never had a chance to taste it: Shortly after buying a medium meat-lover’s and a jalapeño-and-pineapple, plus a large cheese, my car broke down. I ended up giving the pizzas to the nice AAA guy . . . Except for the jalapeño and- pineapple, which I devoured to comfort my carburetor blues.

PIZZA BOY

1177 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim, (714) 772-7716; pizzaboyanaheim.com.
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