We have eaten at Without Papers Pizza more than any other restaurant in Calgary. Why? Well….
Living in the suburbs, I felt like we never had any places that became “ours”. So many of the places we went were utilitarian….the grocery store, the drug store, etc. There were very few places that we went often and even at those places, we rarely had the same person waiting on us more than once. It drove me nuts but I chalked it up to living in a city of a million people.
Then we moved. We decided to move closer to downtown Calgary. There were quite a few reasons for our decision but one of the big ones was to live a more walkable lifestyle. We still don’t walk as much as I would like (it’s a bit cold this time of year) but we do walk WAY more than we did before.
One of the benefits of this close type of community? Well, one thing is that we know about ten times more neighbors here than we EVER knew in our old neighborhood (where we lived for 5 years).
Another is that we tend to visit the same places enough that we now know the people there. (Okay….I’ll admit that I don’t know their names b/c I suck at names but….we know them…ish.) At our favorite pizza place, they know Evan by name, know he takes art class, know his favorite pizza and know that he likes chocolate milk to drink.
It is AWESOME. We love seeing our favorite lady behind the salad station and the head pizza chef always stops by and says hi. Honestly, it means we will go back again and again. There really is something about going somewhere where they know your name….or at least your normal pizza order.
If you are in Calgary, make sure to check out Without Papers Pizza. It is awesome. Evan suggests that you order the chocolate creme bru bray (aka brulee). No, Without Papers did not ask me to write this nor did they give anything to me to get me to. Just wanted to share. 🙂