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Pie Five Pizza: Fresh and Fast Personal Hand Crafted Pizzas

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary meal at Pie Five Pizza in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)  

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite foods is definitely pizza. It is such a versatile dish that can be personalized in so many different ways. Pie Five Pizza, located at Clearwater Mall in Clearwater, FL is definitely doing their part to deliver high-quality delicious, handcrafted pizzas. The restaurant is not only spacious, but also inviting and has lots of room to sit and enjoy your pie!

Pie Five Pizza is here to change the way that you think about pizza. Every pizza starts with fresh pizza dough that has been prepared in the morning, along with freshly hand-chopped garden veggies and their own marinara sauce. Every detail to the pizza-making process is definitely well-thought out and it shows in the quality of ingredients that they offer. And, true to it’s name, every pizza is done in 5 minutes! That is pizza perfection in my book!

Crust– Let’s start with the crust. Pie Five Pizza makes their dough fresh every morning. Choose between 4 scratch-made crusts including gluten-free options. My favorite crust option is the Cauliflower crust. This gluten-free crust option has delicious flavor while boasting half the carbs and sodium of a regular pizza crust. I absolutely love this crust and highly recommend it. You will think that you are eating a regular pizza crust. I promise, it is that good!

Toppings– One of the things that I love about Pie Five Pizza is the amount of toppings that they offer. The toppings are all fresh and the veggies are hand-chopped to perfection. Oh, and did I mention that you can choose unlimited toppings for one price? Whether you want 3 or 30 toppings, pile them on high!

Sauce– I love the sauce options that Pie Five Pizza offers. Choose from 7 different options including tuscan marinara, barbecue, alfredo, buffalo ranch and more. Want to mix and match the sauces on your pizza? No problem! That can be done too!

Cheese– We all know that a delicious pizza starts with the sauce and cheese. Pie Five Pizza uses only the best when it comes to their cheese. Their cheese is shredded right off the block and never frozen. This ensures for a fresher tasting pizza every time!

My son Brady and I recently stopped by our local Pie Five Pizza here in Clearwater to check out their pizzas. The manager Franz is so nice and helpful and really has a great knowledge about the menu options. In addition, he has a passion for his customers and the restaurant which definitely shows.

While I opted for the BBQ Chicken Pizza with Cauliflower Crust and the High Five Pizzas, Brady had the Cheese Pizza. All 3 of the pizzas were absolutely delicious. If you love a good BBQ Chicken Pizza, then you must try the Pie Five version. It is quite delightful and every bite is bursting with bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, chopped cilantro, red onions and grilled chicken. Absolute perfection! I had mine on the cauliflower pizza crust and it was exceptional! While the BBQ Chicken Pizza was more of a tangy pizza, the High Five Pizza was more meaty. If you love a pizza packed with meat, then this one is for you! It all begins with tuscan marinara, cheddar, pepperoni, italian sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon and beef. Yes, please! Brady loved his cheese pizza. Packed full of cheese in every bite, the cheddar and mozzarella were melted to perfection! 

Not only does Pie Five Pizza offer delicious hand crafted pizzas, but they also offer sandwiches, salads, wings, breadstix and desserts. Oh, did I mention dessert? The Ultimate Brownie and Chocolate Chip Pies are out of this world. Filled with ooey gooey ingredients, they definitely leave you wanting more!

Want to check out Pie Five Pizza for yourself? If you are local to the Clearwater, FL area, be sure to stop by the location at 2689 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, #1840 and tell them that I sent you in! You can check out all of the Pie Five Pizza locations HERE

Stay up-to-date on all of the latest Pie Five Pizza promotional offers and news by following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also join the Circle of Crust Club to be rewarded for every dollar spent! $1=1 Point and 100 points will earn you a $10 reward on your next purchase. Earn 25 points when you sign up, plus earn 25 bonus points when you sign up with Facebook. GO HERE to sign up for the free app and start being rewarded today! 

Chick-fil-A: Free Breakfast Giveaway on January 9! #ChickFilAMoms

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Tampa Bay area readers! Tomorrow, January 9, participating Chick-fil-A restaurants will be offering a Free Breakfast Giveaway! Choose from a Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit or a 4-ct. Chick-n-Minis during breakfast hours, 6:00am to 10:30am. One per person per visit. While supplies last. As always, I would suggest that you contact your local store to make sure that they are participating in this offer. 

Visit Russo’s New York Pizzeria Clearwater + My Review!

Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Russo’s New York Pizzeria is famous for its authentic New York-style pizza, featuring fresh-made dough and the Russo’s family pizza sauce recipe since 1978. The restaurant also offers pizza by the slice, a colossal 28-inch Party Pizza, which is large enough to feed groups of up to 20, as well as gluten-free pizza and pasta, and traditional Italian favorites like lasagna, Ravioli Pomodoro, Penne Alla Vodka and Fettuccini Alfredo, plus desserts like authentic house-made tiramisu. Thankfully, we now have a location here in Clearwater! My family and I recently had the opportunity to review some of the delicious offerings at Russo’s and I am excited to share my review with you!

From the moment that we walked into the door at Russo’s to the time that we left, the staff were all so courteous, helpful and friendly. My son Brady was able to play with pizza dough while we waited on our pies to cook and he had a blast. In fact, he has now requested to play with pizza dough at home! The meal started with a delicious foccacia bread and dipping sauce that my guys thoroughly enjoyed! Then, on to the main course of mouth-watering pizzas!

Since I try to eat gluten-free, it is sometimes challenging to find a pizza that is not only delicious but has a nice texture to it as well. I had the gluten free Margherita Pizza at Russo’s and was blown away! This pizza is the best gluten-free pizza that I have ever eaten. The marriage of Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, all-natural mozzarella, garlic, and organic extra virgin olive oil come together for one delicious pizza! Oh and the crust. Let me tell you about the buttery and crispy crust. It was amazing! The secret to their crust? They use honey as a binding ingredient, with rice flour as a substitute, but without compromising on flavor and substance. I seriously could not even tell that it was gluten free! Every bite of this pizza just melted in my mouth. I am dreaming about this pizza and cannot wait to go back again just for this!

While I enjoyed my gluten-free Margherita Pizza, my guys devoured the Italian Works. This pie is made up of sliced Italian sausage, pepperoni, roasted peppers, all-natural mozzarella cheese, along with Russo’s homemade pizza sauce. They said that the pizza was amazing! Just look at that cheese and sausage! How can you go wrong with all of that yummy goodness?

Russo’s also serves calzones, pastas, soups, sandwiches and more. I cannot wait to try the gluten-free pasta dishes! Are you a pizza lover? I highly recommend Russo’s to anyone and think that you will enjoy their delicious offerings! If you stop in, be sure to tell them that Heather from My Sweet Savings sent you!

Russo’s New York Pizzeria Clearwater is located at 2233 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Follow Russo’s Clearwater on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to stay up-to-date with all of their latest promotional offers and events.

Tijuana Flats: Limited Time Turkey Chorizo Offerings + Giveaway!

Disclosure: As part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was given the opportunity for a blogger tasting at Tijuana Flats. I am also being provided with a gift card for sharing my honest opinion. 

I absolutely love Mexican food and could seriously eat it every day! With that being said, one of my go-to favorites when dining out is definitely Tijuana Flats. I love how everything is so fresh and they can customize most anything on their menu to your liking which is also a huge plus to me! Every Tijuana Flats meal is MADE TO ORDER with the freshest ingredients that are prepped the same day you enjoy them.

For a limited time, Tijuana Flats is offering their Turkey Chorizo as an option in any of their entrees. If you have not tried the Turkey Chorizo, you are totally missing out! This is ground turkey mixed with chorizo and it makes for one tasty entree! The flavor is out of this world!

One of the turkey chorizo items that you must try is the Hangover Burrito. I had the opportunity this week to head over to my local Tijuana Flats in Clearwater, Fl where manager Josh hooked me up with this deliciousness! The Hangover Burrito is a HUGE tortilla (choose between flour or wheat) that is filled with Turkey Chorizo, fried egg, jalapenos, cheese and potatoes. It is a party in your mouth! The flavor is unlike anything you have ever had and it will keep you wanting to go back for more! This is only available for a limited time though so head on over to your local Tijuana Flats today to give it a try!

Manager Josh was so gracious to me and he made sure that I didn’t leave hungry! Before the Hangover burrito was served, he brought the Tijuana Trio to the table. If you are not familiar with this it is chips with salsa, queso, and guacamole. I have to tell you the Turkey Chorizo Queso is Out. Of. This World! I could literally sit and eat this all day! The Turkey Chorizo mixed with the melted cheese is like liquid gold in your mouth! We tried the regular beef queso as well, but my favorite was by far the turkey chorizo queso. The seasonings are amazing!

Not only did we try the Hangover Burrito and Tijuana Flats Trio, but Josh also let us try the Turkey Chorizo Tostados and the Blackened Chicken Norrito Bowl.

The Turkey Chorizo Tostados were a big hit with my 5 year old son Brady! These are lightly fried corn tortillas, refried beans, melted cheese, choice of filling, toppings, guacamole & choice of ranch, salsa, avocado ranch or Southwest citrus vinaigrette. Try it, you will love it!

The Norrito Bowl is my go-to item when I visit Tijuana Flats. I love that it is all the goodness of a burrito but in a bowl; hence the title, Norrito Bowl. No + Burrito = Norrito. Light salsa-based rice, black beans, cheese, toppings, guacamole. Served in a bowl with choice of filling.

No meal is complete without dessert, right? Josh brought us the Cookie Dough Flautas to enjoy. These are definitely drool-worthy! If you love cookie dough, this is your dessert! The Cookie Dough Flauta is Chocolate chip cookie dough loaded into a flour tortilla, lightly fried & topped with powdered sugar. Served with a side of chocolate syrup. How can you go wrong with that deliciousness?

Thank you so much to Josh and his crew at the Clearwater, FL location for their wonderful hospitality to me, my mom and son Brady. We had such a great time and the food was all amazing. We even brought so much food home! I can’t wait to go back and have more delicious and fresh Tex-Mex!

I also wanted to mention that if you are out and about this Saturday and Sunday February 18th & 19th, Tijuana Flats is offering $5 Turkey Entrées! Choose any turkey entree with their delicious Turkey Chorizo as a filling for only $5! This includes the yummy Hangover Burrito! You can’t beat $5 bucks!

Want to check out the delicious food at Tijuana Flats for yourself? The folks at Tijuana Flats are giving away a $20 gift card to 2 lucky My Sweet Savings readers! Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below. The first entry is mandatory (answer the question on the Rafflecopter: What is your favorite menu item at Tijuana Flats) while you may gain additional entries with the other options.

Good Luck Everyone!  😊

Tijuana Flats: A Delicious Review & Limited Time Turkey Options!

Disclaimer: As part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I received my meal and a gift card in exchange for my honest review. 

Anyone in the mood for Mexican? My son Drew and I are the Mexican lovers in our house, so when we had the opportunity to visit out local Tijuana Flats in Clearwater, FL on Monday for a menu tasting we were super excited! Thank you to the staff for their hospitality and kindness – Everything was beyond exceptional and we had such a Great evening!

Tijuana Flats is known for their Tijuana Tuesdaze which gets you 2 Beef or Chicken Tacos, Chips and a Drink for only $5.49! But, for a Limited Time, they have added Ground Turkey to their menu lineup as part of their #GiveYouTheBird promotion. I am a huge fan of turkey and cook with it several times a week in my own family’s menu, so I knew that the already delicious menu offerings from Tijuana Flats would not disappoint!

We started the evening with one of my faves – The Tijuana Flats famous Trio. I absolutely LOVE the Chips, Salsa, Guacamole and Queso and could literally sit and eat this all night long!

We started our sampling of the #GiveYouTheBird Turkey offerings with the Turkey Tostadas. These are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The Lightly fried corn tortillas, refried beans, melted cheese and turkey filling are a perfect compliment to the salsa and other toppings. Honestly, you would never know that turkey was the meat in the filling. It is that delicious!

Next, we tried the Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos. My son Drew is not typically a fish eater, but he loved these! Each bite is filled with Well-Seasoned Mahi Mahi, Shredded Cabbage, Pico de gallo and a mouth-watering Southwest citrus vinaigrette. I am a huge Fish Taco fan and really enjoyed these. The vinaigrette gives the fish an extra special flare and brightness with each bite.

As we continued our food sampling, we came to the Chicken Flautas. These were hands-down the favorite of the night for both Drew and I! Lightly Fried Flour or Wheat Tortillas are filled with Blackened Chicken and Cheese and served with Queso, Guacamole and Toppings. These can also be ordered with Beef, Steak or Beans. And, for a limited time, you can get the turkey option in these. They are SO yummy and addictive that you will not be able to eat just one. Trust me!

Next came the Norrito Bowl. This is an item that I would definitely get again and again. What is a Norrito? No + Burrito = Norrito. All of the delicious fillings of a burrito but in a bowl! Salsa-Based Rice, Black Beans, Cheese, Toppings and Guacamole with your choice of filling make this the perfect Meal for any time! I love that you can add Steak, Chicken or Beef to your bowl to really customize it for your liking. I love that we can get the Turkey option right now too!

No meal would be complete without dessert, right? Well, the Desserts at Tijuana Flats definitely do not disappoint! We ended our Fun evening with the Cookie Dough Flautas. We love anything cookie dough in our house so Drew and I were a little giddy when we saw what the dessert was! The Cookie Dough Flauta is unlike anything you have ever eaten. Every bite is filled with Cookie Dough goodness filled in a lightly fried flour tortilla and topped with powdered sugar. If that wasn’t sweet enough, you get a side of Chocolate Syrup to dip the Cookie Dough Flauta in. Ummm….Yes please!

Are you ready to try some of these mouth-watering items for yourself? Don’t forget to ask for the Turkey option as your meat choice through the end of February. You will love it! This Valentine’s Day, Tijuana Flats is offering $2 Tacos and $1 Drafts.

GO HERE to find a Tijuana Flats near you.

IHOP Pancake Revolution = 3 FREE Meals!

***I posted this offer originally back in June, but wanted to let you know that it is still available! Nothing beats FREE food when you are on a budget! 🙂

Wow! IHOP is offering up a really sweet offer! GO HERE to join the new Pancake Revolution elub on Facebook. Just for signing up you will receive 3 FREE Meals — one for signing up, one for your birthday, and one for your 1 year anniversary!

Popeyes :: Free Sweet Tea TODAY!

Sorry I am so late reposting, but I have been enjoying time with the fam! If you are out and about, grab a FREE glass of iced tea! 🙂

If you love Sweet Tea, (oh, yeah, that is so me!) then you will want to head on over to your local Popeye’s TODAY, June 12! From 10am-10pm, they will be giving away FREE 22oz. glasses of their new Cane Sweet Tea!

GO HERE to see the sweet details of this offer!

(thanks, Good Deal Mama!)

Restaurant Roundup!

 

Thanks to Kai over at Smart Couponing for her weekly Restaurant Roundup!

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

  • Click HERE to print a coupon to save $7.00 on Any Two Entrees

Long John Silvers

  • Click HERE to print a coupon to get a Free medium Pepsi with the purchase of any Long John Silver’s Freshside Grille Platter. (Exp. 6/22)

Papa Murphy’s

  • Click HERE to sign up for their eClub and they’ll immediately send you a coupon good for Buy One Get One 50% off Pizza

Popeyes

  • Click HERE to put in your zip code and get a coupon from your local Popeyes

Chevy’s

  • Buy One Entree Get One for $3.99 Coupon
  • $5 Off $20 Purchase Coupon
  • Click HERE to print. (Exp. 6/24)

 

Get a FREE 4 Pack of Muffins from Mimi’s Cafe!

Are you headed out to do some errands this morning? If you live near a Mimi’s Cafe, you may want to head over there for breakfast this morning! From 7-11am, TODAY ONLY, when you purchase a breakfast entree priced at least $6.99, you will be able to get a FREE 4 pack of muffins!

GO HERE to print off your coupon! (please note that this is a Facebook coupon, so you will need to like Mimi’s Cafe on Facebook before you can print your coupon)

(thanks, Combat Clippers)