Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Boom! Shake the Room

I don't know why, but it's incredibly hard to find a really good New York-style slice in Hong Kong. And if you're looking for Chicago deep dish, you're better off trying the frozen food section at City'super. Californian pizza joints, however, seem to fare better in our city -- California Pizza Kitchen is pretty ubiquitous, and apparently Shakey's Pizza Parlor has been in Hong Kong for some time now, although they've been rather low key about it all. Locations already in operation include Sha Tin, Kwun Tong, Tuen Mun, Tai Po and Tsim Sha Tsui, so I guess it's no wonder they haven't made much of a mark in the expat/English-speaking community.

All that is set to change with their inaugural Hong Kong side location, at Stanley Street. To celebrate this momentous occasion, they want us all to eat pizza -- lots and lots of pizza. If you can eat HK$50 worth of pizza five times before September 14, you'll be entitled to join a lucky draw that will earn one winner a year's worth of free lunches at Shakey's. I suppose if you're desirous of a year's worth of pizza lunches, eating there five times in the next three weeks is probably not too hard. Unless you mean hard on your stomach and waistline.

The menu's got some pretty good-looking junk food options though, including traditional thin crust and pan, as well as "gourmet" pizzas like the lobster one pictured. For reservations, please call 852 2525 3030 or visit www.shakeys-pizza.com.hk

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