We know that our customers in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg appreciate a great deal, which is why we not only set our prices at an affordable rate, but also frequently offer promotional savings to give our valued patrons even more for their money. We change our special offers regularly, so don’t forget to check out our website or visit us in-store to make sure you don’t miss out. If you feel like it’s time to enjoy something tasty from a well-established local business that’s committed to providing consistently delicious pizza, call us at at our Pigeon Forge location (865) 428-2496
Celebrate with pizza! A trip to our restaurant is a great way to celebrate a special birthday or moment.
There’s no doubt that a love for pizza spans the globe, so it seems fairly inevitable that we’ve come to this point, where anything and everything is tossed on a slice and tried out. From squid ink to prawns, baked beans to alligator, and the banana curry pie picture above, it’s an interesting to see what people like on their pizza!
Whether you’re at a social gathering, casual lunch with friends, or just don’t feel like cooking dinner, pizza is there and it is irresistible. But have you ever stopped and wondered why it is so hard to resist reaching for that second or third slice?
The answer starts with our taste buds. The human tongue recognizes 5 different types of taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. Certain substances in food stimulate our taste buds causing us to feel these different types of tastes. For example, sucrose in foods lets us tastes the “sweet,” hydrochloric acid allows us to taste the “sour,” sodium chloride causes the salty flavor in foods, quinine in foods allows us to taste the “bitter” and glutamate stimulates our umami taste perception.
We all have a general idea of what salty, sweet, bitter and sour taste like, but what exactly does umami taste like? Umami, meaning “delicious” in Japanese, is described as being rich and savory.
What is important about umami and glutamate is that they enhance flavor, causing people to eat and crave a particular food more. Many people are familiar with the term glutamate and know about its flavor enhancing abilities through its reputation in monosodium glutamate (MSG), but glutamate is also found naturally in certain foods and is therefore used by some culinary professionals as a natural flavor enhancer.