Saturday, June 7, 2008

Pizza (Grimaldi's) and a movie (Kung Fu Panda)

I had a craving for pizza so we went to Grimaldi's for dinner. We went to a new location at Park West in Peoria. We ordered the following:
  • 12" pizza w/ italian sausage and mushrooms ($9 + $2 + $2)
  • small caesar salad $9
  • lemonade $2.50
The salad was decent. It was a pretty typical caesar salad. The portion was just enough for the two of us to share.

The pizza was pretty good. The tomato sauce had a nice spice and the toppings were good. I especially liked the mozzarella cheese - they use larger pieces of cheese, not shredded.

After dinner, we went to see Kung Fu Panda. This is only the second movie we've been to in the last 6 months or so. While we were in LA last weekend, we went to see (more like I got dragged to) Sex and the City. If I ever get around to a posting for that trip, I'll write about it then. In any case, we've mainly been renting movies from work (Thunderbird's library has a pretty good DVD collection) and redbox.

Back to Kung Fu Panda...this is an animated movie that just came out yesterday. The main character, Po, is voiced by Jack Black. There are lots of big name actors voicing characters (Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogan, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, etc.). I thought the use of Jackie Chan (voicing the character of Master Monkey), was a waste. He only had a few lines (maybe less than twenty words total).

The movie was very funny. I can very much relate to Po - he loves to eat! If you like animated movies, check this one out.

Places mentioned:

Grimaldi's (various locations)
9788 W. Northern Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85345

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