By Mike Kinnerk ‘20

On a boring Friday night in quarantine, my dad decided to order a pizza. We were running low on groceries and were sick of cooking and washing dishes. We called Beggars Pizza in Merrionette Park.

Due to the coronavirus, we were told we would have a no-contact delivery. I was hoping they were going to live up to their promise, unlike some other places I had ordered from during the shelter-in-place.

About an hour after ordering, our doorbell rang. We opened the door and no one was there. We looked down and saw a pizza box that was wrapped in a plastic bag. The delivery driver was driving off and gave us a wave.

We were very impressed by their commitment to social distancing. It was very refreshing to see after dealing with some places that didn’t seem to take it too seriously.

The pizza tasted great. My only complaint was that the pizza was really greasy, but that is most pizza. I had a few slices of sausage and ate with my family. It felt like some normalcy had been restored.

My favorite part of the meal was dessert. I had a deep dish cookie with vanilla ice cream on top. It was delightful. This is one of my favorite desserts ever. I order it every time I get something from Beggars.

Overall, we had a great experience. We had great customer service and wonderful food. It was a nice way to try to not let the coronavirus get in the way of our everyday life.