The Big Game is still two days away, but it’s probably not too early to start making pizza plans.
Our friends at Donatos tell us the OSU-Michigan game accounts for their single-biggest day of pizza sales, even surpassing the Super Bowl. To mark the occasion, the locally based pie-slinger is, uh, maybe taking things a little too far: Donatos has removed the letter “M” from all its stores, crossing off the offending character on menus and signs and encouraging patrons to order without saying “M.” So good luck ordering a medium with mozzarella and mushrooms. (Remember, this is the place that will bake your pepperoni in a Block “O” shape if you want.)
My personal pizza recipe for busy holidays and game days: Take and bake. (I’m a big fan of Mama Mimi’s in Clintonville.) You can order in advance, even a day ahead, so you’re not queuing up at halftime with every other hungry fan in the city; then you can bake the pie yourself whenever you’re ready.