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ASAP California Pizza Kitchen

DB | Jun 7, 2006 04:53 PM

I believe that this is a new concept from CPK where they have essentially the same menu, but it's not a full service restaurant. You order at a counter and then they bring you your food. We visited a newly opened one in Culver City, CA last night and I just wanted to share what I thought was exemplary service. The place was fairly jam-packed when we got in but we made out way up to the counter and ordered a pizza and a salad for the two of us to share, got a cup to fill our own drinks and found a seat. Our salad came out (good. their thai crunch salad which tasted fresh enough and i liked that they used those crispy rice noodles rather than the calorie-packed friend wonton strips that are on every other asian-inspired salad) in about 10 minutes and then we proceeded to wait...and wait. After about 20 minutes a manager came over to clear our salad plate and tell us that the reason they were so packed was because 100 percent of the proceeds from pizza sales that night were going to an educational charity in culver city. cool. he also said our pizza would be out soon. while we were waiting i went back up to the counter to wait buy a cookie and a brownie. the manager saw me waiting with the goodies in hand told me that he would comp them. cool. shortly afterwards the manager brought out our pizza. as he set it down he pointed to two tiny, almost invisible pieces of tomato. he said those were not supposed to be on the pizza (we ordered the mushroom pizza which, unbeknownst to us, was not a red suace pizza) and that he had consequently ordered the kitchen to make us another even though we insisted it wasn't necessary. that pizza came out as soon as we finished the one we were eating (which was also very decent for that sort of semi-fast food) and they boxed it up for us to take with. cool. just wanted to commend what we thought was over the top nice service for a 17$ meal.

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