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Kickin' it old school

Grab a slice at Old School Pizzeria

The Old School: pomodoro, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil by the slice. Photo credit: Jackie Fender

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ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head to Olympia to kick it old school style at the hip and happening Old School Pizzeria to grab a slice of pizza pie and play some pinball.

JACKIE: Dude, as soon as I spied Mr. T, Prince and Hulk Hogan adorning the wall, I knew I'd found my new favorite spot. Sparkly retro booths, a fish tank, video games, too?! Plus, pizza is my spirit animal.

DUTCH: The décor is certainly all over the place from movies to sports stars, but the menu in focused and clear. New York-style pizza that boasts a foldable thin crust for easy eating. While many places are exploring new ways to re-invent old favorites, Old School keeps it as old school as the posters on the wall and sticks with what people like.

JACKIE: You can score the whole pie or opt for pizza by the slice, which I did so that my kids could enjoy the typical pepperoni and I could be a bit more adventurous. Naturally I went with the Old School, pomodoro, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil delight. Bonus, rather than some pizza by the slice joints, you won't find your slices dreadfully resting under the heat lamp waiting for you -- Old School pops them in the oven, resulting in a toasty, fresh slice appeal.

DUTCH: Oh heck no! I went for the whole pie, The Jorf to be exact. Minced pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, and andoulle sausage all top this four-meat delight. The minced size meat allows for a burst of flavor in every bite without overpowering the sauce and cheese.

JACKIE: The slices are big ‘uns, too, with a golden-brown crunchy exterior with the perfect amount of floppiness so you can fold that bad boy in half like it's meant to be enjoyed. Beautifully amber hued grease dripped onto my paper plate.

DUTCH: Don't forget about the calzones here. For just $6 you can enjoy a huge one topping Italian dumpling that has been topped with garlic butter. Less greasy than the pizza slices, the calzone is a good alternative to experience all the Old School has to offer.

JACKIE: When I left there was a line out the door, but that didn't stop me from blissfully singing "Pinball Wizard" to myself.

Old School Pizzeria, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday; noon-10 p.m., Sunday, 108 Franklin St., Olympia, 360.786.9640,

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