Friday, July 1, 2011

Organ Stop Pizza

We recently had a visit from some of the Wisconsin crew – Paul’s parents and his sister and family. We had lots of fun while everyone was here, but one event in particular that stood out was dinner at Organ Stop Pizza. What is Organ Stop Pizza, you ask? I asked the same question, since I had never been there before.

 

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Imagine a place like Peter Piper Pizza, or Pistol Pete’s (does that even exist anymore?) but instead of annoying animatronic performances and obnoxious video game noises you are treated instead to…

 

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Some guy playing an organ!

 

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Seriously, Organ Stop Pizza features an actual Wurlitzer organ, and it is the largest Wurlitzer theatre organ in the world.

 

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It has not only the organ pipes, which are hard to see behind the windows along the wall, but also things like drums, a piano, xylophones…dancing cats…all controlled by the performer. Wow! It made for some pretty spectacular performances.

 

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Adults and kids alike enjoyed the familiar music, from movie themes to show tunes and beyond. You can even make requests.

 

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Jacinta in particular seemed to enjoy herself, which isn’t surprising considering her fascination with all things musical.

 

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The pizza was tasty, and they have a salad bar as well for those of us trying not to let pregnancy get the better of our weight. Ahem.

 

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We sat upstairs, where it was a little easier to corral the kids. It actually made some of the extra instruments easier to spot, too.

 

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And we got to sit under these cool light fixtures. Wurlitzer. What a word.

 

Check out some of the extras!

 

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We had to get a cousin picture before we left. Attempt to get one anyway. It is tough to get that many young kids to sit still at the same time. Heck, sometimes it’s tough to get one young kid to sit still.

 

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And, of course, one with the grandparents, too.

 

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A dinner experience like no other, and I’m sure we’ll be back again soon!

1 comment:

  1. Wait what? Was there an announcement hidden in that seemingly innocuous post about organs and pizza? (And by the way, the next time we are in the Phoenix area, you *must* take us there. It will blow Phil and Liam's minds.)

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