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As Seen in PASO Magazine: The Slice Pizza & Games in Paso Robles

Here’s our September column in PASO Magazine!

The Slice Pizza & Games Review by Two In Tow & On The Go

One of my favorite memories of growing up in Southern California, is spending time in the mall’s arcade. I remember the thrill of pocketing long streams of paper tickets, adding them up and seeing what sought-after prizes I could score from behind the counter.

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That’s why we love The Slice Pizza & Games in Paso Robles, the only place of its kind in our area!

Here’s the Deets:

The Slice Pizza & Games

2425 Golden Hill Rd #104, Paso Robles

Online: pasoslice.com and Facebook

Open daily: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Phone: (805) 238-2296 

Specials: All arcade games are 50% off all day on Tuesdays

 

 

The Review

As a parent always looking for stuff to do with my 2 and 4 year olds, here’s what I like about The Slice:

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  • My kids lose their minds over the padded mallet game with the giant Minion.
  • Plopping your kids in the box seats of the dinosaur shooting game for pretend play will buy you at least seven minutes to scarf down your own lunch.

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  • The bowling game is a way addicting neon skee-ball, digital style

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  • Plucky Ducky, a classic drop-claw game, will satisfy your small child’s need for instant gratification and stays true to its promise of dishing out a prize every time.

Some things I was surprised about:

  • The pay-and-win setup is all digital. There are no tickets to hoard (boo). But, at the same time, there are also no tokens to keep up with.
  • Game access starts with a plastic “Fun Card” you fill up with credits at a touchscreen kiosk inside the arcade. Swipe that card at each game to play it.
  • When you win, your card fills up with points redeemable for prizes.
  • You’ll find those prizes in a crazy vending machine that has the treasures on display with the amount of points needed for each one.
  • You can save unused points for another time.

We received a $40 gift card from The Slice to review its pizza and games experience, but all opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure.

All in all, we have a lot of fun at The Slice and I’m genuinely impressed by its family-friendly atmosphere that’s welcoming but also modern. And that dino game/eating lunch trick is pretty great.

 

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The Slice Pizza & Games was brought to you by brothers Jason and Stevie Goldie. The Paso High School grads sought to create a place where families could share a meal while watching their kiddos play. So, in 2016, Stevie opened The Slice Pizza & Games at 2425 Golden Hill Road, #104, on the city’s east side. It features about two dozen arcade games, prizes and food. It can also host small birthday parties without reservations. In 2017, Jason opened a second location in Arroyo Grande at 1412 Grand Ave. The South County location is bigger and has done fun stuff like $5 build-your-own-pizza nights for the kids.

About Two In Tow

Tonya Strickland is an award-winning journalist and former government reporter. She recently launched the mommy blog Two in Tow & On The Go to share pictures, tips and stories about things to do with kids on California's Central Coast. Some of those posts will now be featured in PASO Magazine.

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