Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I've been hearing a lot about SoCal pizza restaurant Fresh Brothers -- tasty pizza, salads and a super kid-friendly atmosphere -- so I was happy to check out their digs in Calabasas this weekend for a blogger party hosted by Andrea from SavvySassyMoms.com.
The thought of making her own pizza had CC giddy with pineapple dreams -- she's a Hawaiian pizza kind of a girl. And after she found out she would also be decorating her own cupcakes? Well let's just say there was lots of squealing and smiling.
So CC, my mom and I bolted up the 101 to the adorable town of Calabasas, where the Fresh Brothers crew was ready and waiting with balloons, kid-sized T-shirts, mini pizzas and a friendly staff. I had no idea they offered special kids' parties, and they definitely have it down to a (pizza) saucy science.
While the grown-ups dined on delicious meaty- and veggie-friendly pies, the kids dove into tons of toppings for their mini pizzas. As promised, CC chose the pineapple, dribbled on sauce and mozzarella, and she was good to go.
While we parents (@SavvySassyMoms @SAuerswald @AgouraHillsMom, @the818) were waiting and chatting about the kiddos and their latest activities (including a new "Angry Birds" iPhone app obsession), the staff took the little ones back to the kitchen, where they saw the pizza being made. What a great idea!
Next up? Cupcakes! And these were not small.
The kiddos -- and the parents -- had their choice of chocolate or vanilla 'cakes, frosting and a host of toppings, including M&Ms and Gummy Bears.
To tell you the truth, I was a little concerned about cupcakes in a pizza shop. Would they be as good? Would they just be an afterthought next to pepperoni pies and hot wings?
After stealing a taste myself, I can safely say that these guys are delicious -- a fun treat for any pizza party.
Thanks so much, Fresh Brothers and SavvySassyMoms! We had a great time and look forward to visiting again.
Stores in Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Westlake Village, Calabasas and (coming soon) Beverly Hills.
Click here for kids' party info.