Game Trucks & Pizza Parlors…a Great Combo! | Salinas Monterey Hollister Game Truck Blog

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We absolutely love our Central Coast community, but when many of the homes in this area were built, they didn’t exactly have our Mobile Game Theater in mind! Being a region steeped in both the military and agricultural sectors of business, homes in this area were generally built smaller as the residents didn’t need much room.

This often presents a problem for EZPZ’s potential customers: smaller homes mean little or no room to accommodate our Mobile Game Theater, which requires at least 55 feet for both the truck and trailer to maneuver and park. 

So what can our curb space-challenged customers do?

We’ve had several birthday parties at local pizza parlors! It makes for a great “combo” (see what we did there?). Food and entertainment are all there; all the parents have to deal with is cake and decorations!

Not every pizza place is ideal for our game truck, though. A lot of shopping centers don’t have much room for us to maneuver our game truck and therefore can’t host our video game parties. But we’re always willing to check out any suggestions you may have!

For your convenience, here is a list of pizza places we’ve either been to or have spoken with the management about our Mobile Game Theater. In no special order:

Pizza Factory – 926 South Main Street, Salinas – 831-758-3227

We have a had a couple of great parties here. Let Marcus, the manager, know that we’re coming when you reserve your pizza party.

Angelina’s Pizzeria – 22736 Portola Drive, Salinas – (831) 484-1164

Located across Highway 68 from Toro Park, Angelina’s has a little dirt lot nearby where our Mobile Game Theater can park. Note: Angelina’s is generally open after 4pm.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza – Hartnell Plaza Shopping Center, 931 W Alisal St, Salinas – (831) 424-4540

The Hartnell Plaza Shopping Center has plenty of parking, and while it’s unfortunate that the grocery store there doesn’t currently have a tenant, it makes for a convenient place for us to park our game truck. Nice folks there as well.

Round Table Pizza in Marina – 3120 Del Monte Blvd, Marina –  (831) 384-7227

We haven’t done a party here yet but have spoken to the management. They’re open to having our game truck there, but will likely ask you to either buy a 1-day insurance policy or to sign a liability waiver. Our game truck will fit nicely in their back parking lot near the door that opens to the party room.

Straw Hat Pizza – 1053 1st St, Gilroy – (408) 842-2745

Real nice folks here. Reserve your party, let them know we’re coming, and they’ll block off an area adjacent to one of their entrances for us to park.

Do you know of a place – pizza or otherwise – that is able and willing to having EZPZ’s Mobile Game Theater at their establishment? Let us know! Call us at (831) 200-EZPZ…we’d love to expand our roster of great places to host a Game Party/Pizza Party combination!

EZPZ’s 7 Most Requested Games | Salinas/Hollister/Santa Cruz Game Truck Blog


Here we are, nearing our 5th month of bringing our Mobile Game Theater to Central Coast families and schools, so we thought we’d let you in on some insights as to what our young (and young at heart) customers have been requesting! Without further ado, here are EZPZ’s 7 Most Requested Video Games!

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7. Mario Kart

Mario Kart makes our list mainly because it’s a great game for the non-gamers! The controls are fairly simple, and the game is pretty straightforward. Go fast! Don’t run over any banana peels! Mario Kart is great for our kids in early elementary school as well as parents and grandparents who just want to join in the fun!


6. NBA 2K16

Let’s face it, this game may not have made the list if it wasn’t for a certain Bay Area team, with their MOST certain MVP point guard, on the threshold of winning their second consecutive NBA title (as of this writing). I would’ve thought that our customers would be fighting over who gets to be Steph Curry, but they’ve been pretty good about taking turns! Now, if they’d just learn not to try to make half-court shots EVERY time down the court…

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5. Just Dance 2016

Our second Nintendo title on our list, Just Dance is mostly a hit with the girls, though it’s GREAT to see the boys show off their moves too! Our last party up near Watsonville also had some moms AND grandmas dancing away as well!

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4. Halo

XBox’s venerable franchise is still a favorite for kids and grownups alike. And unlike most of our other games, Halo can be played with more than 4 players via system link! We had a birthday party near Toro Park last weekend where Halo was being played on 3 of our 7 screens at once! TONS of smack talk being thrown down!

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3. Minecraft

I’ll admit it. Even though I consider myself a gamer, have been for eons…I just don’t get Minecraft. I’m glad kids love it, it’s GREAT for our family-friendly atmosphere…my son’s school even has an elective in Minecraft (they cover school subjects while doing so, like art and geography). Just not my cup of tea. Now I feel old.

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2. Madden 16

Baseball may be America’s pastime, but football is America’s passion. Kids and dads alike love to head to the virtual gridiron! Often our game truck erupts with top-of-the-lungs SCREAMING after a long touchdown pass or a great interception!

And now…our current most popular title:


  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III

The latest installment of the CoD franchise, Black Ops III is a terrific first-person shooter. Even though it’s rated M for mature, its multiplayer mode is relatively tame, especially compared to story mode. I had two parties this weekend where the parents asked that this game not be played…it’s the only time where kids get sad in a game truck! Once they start playing one of our other great titles, they’re happy again. 🙂

Some of our honorable mentions would include WWE 2016, Star Wars Battlefront, Super Smash Brothers, Mortal Kombat XL and Street Fighter V.

With new games coming down the pike like Doom and The Division, this list will surely need to be updated! Check back with us in a few months!