Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. won’t take sides in Texas-OU game

UT Pizza

UT pizza

I live along Lower Greenville Avenue, so I like to support local merchants, including the delicious eight-year-old pizzeria Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. (GAPCo, to those in the ‘hood). Well, one thing residents of Lower Greenville all share is a love-hate relationship with Texas-OU weekend. Sure, it generates lots of revenue for the city, and more particularly, the bars and restos. It also generates lots of peeing in my yard and drunk frat boys. (Hmmmm…. not sure if that last one is a pro or a con.)

OU Pizza

OU pizza

Well, GAPCo is offering up a few specials on Saturday to appease college football fans. In addition to 88-cent glasses of Peticolas’ Come and Get It Kolsch beer, you can order a pizza with the logo of either team created in pepperoni. Now, we all know the OU fans are sore losers and leave town immediately if they don’t win, so it’ll be interesting to see how well the OU pizza sells if Oklahoma loses. Either way, the good news is, the pizza might keep all the fans a few blocks from my house. Thanks, GAPCo, for doing your part to keep my front yard clean or sorority vomit. I owe ya. (Available 11 a.m.–5 p.m.)

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Watch the Texas-OU game and help out a worthy cause: Equality Watch at The Brick on Saturday

Any football fans out there? Any Texas Longhorn fans? What about some Boomer Sooners? If so, then here’s something you may want to check out:

Equality Texas and The Equality Network out of Oklahoma are coming together on Saturday, Oct. 2, to host “Equality Watch,” featuring the annual Texas/OU game on TV, to raise money for the two LGBT equality organizations. It is sponsored by Bud Light and Belvedere Vodka.

The party is being held at The Brick/Joe’s. Admission is $25 at the door, and that gets you access to a complimentary buffet and drink specials. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m., but the party runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. So be prepared to get there early and stay late.

—  admin