Upland Brewing Co. | Carmel, IN

Upland Brewing Company_Margherita Pizza

Upland is a brewery based out of Bloomington, Indiana that has become popular enough to open up a couple additional locations in central Indiana.  All of their beers are very good, and I am also a fan of their burgers and tenderloins.  Therefore, I was excited to try their pizza, but I don’t think it […]

Subway | Carmel, IN

Subway Pepperoni Flatizza

Despite the fact that they annoyingly call it Flatizza, I felt obligated to try this offering at Subway since they are technically the world’s largest restaurant chain that serves pizza.  I went in with fairly low expectations, and I would say those were appropriately set.  My pepperoni “Flatizza” had a somewhat tough crust, and the sauce tasted […]

Blaze Pizza | Carmel, IN

Blaze Pizza_Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Blaze Pizza offers a new and unique take on the pizza-ordering experience, and I think their fast, highly personalized approach will only continue to gain in popularity.  While they have some signature pizzas, Blaze is most known for their “build your own” option that allows patrons to follow their pizzas through the preparation process and add […]

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | Charlotte, NC

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery_Butchers Block Pizza

I stumbled upon something pretty special in The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery…a German brewery and biergarten that happens to serve pizza!  I could have thought they tried to have too many different things going on in one restaurant (especially when I saw a yoga class going on the biergarten), but I was just pumped to have many of my favorite […]

Wise Pies Pizza & Subs | Terre Haute, IN

Wise Pies Pizza & Subs_Pepperoni and Carnivore Slices

Wise Pies serves New York-style pizza in Terre Haute, Indiana  They’ll certainly make your choice of pizza from scratch, but I took advantage of their premade pizza by-the-slice option.  If I had more time, I wouldn’t have done this because I’ve seen the reheating of these slices negatively affect the consistency of the crust at many […]

Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant | San Diego, CA

Giovanni's in San Diego_Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

It could have been because I hadn’t eaten in about ten hours, but the food from Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant exceeded my expectations.  Granted my expectations typically aren’t very high for a pizza delivery place recommended by the hotel front desk, but the Giovanni’s location in the Kearny Mesa-area of San Diego really delivered (pun intended).  First, I […]

Tomato Bar | Valparaiso, IN

Tomato Bar_Sausage, Green Olive, and Garlic Pizza

Tomato Bar in Valparaiso, Indiana serves appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and calzones, but their specialty is definitely pizza.  I will give them credit for having a pretty cool offering as far as salads go – a build your own option that has a huge amount of toppings to choose from.  Still, even that couldn’t get me to […]

Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta | Chicago, IL

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta_Sausage Pizza

Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta presents an interesting quandary to its patrons…is it best to order their deep dish or thin crust pizza?  Surely, a restaurant owned by Rudy Malnati Jr, – son of Pizzeria Uno founder, Rudy Malnati Sr. – must make some pretty excellent deep dish pizza.  However, their thin crust pizza has been listed […]

Jake’s Beach House | Monticello, IN

Jake's Beach House_Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza with Mushroom on Half

Typically, I wouldn’t expect really good pizza from a restaurant that you can access via boat in Indiana, but Jake’s Beach House on Lake Shafer in Monticello is an exception.  The reason?  They get all of their ingredients from Pizza King.  I ordered a pizza with pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms per the recommendation of a Pizza […]

Flatbread Company | Portsmouth, NH

Flatbread Company_Jay's Heart Pizza with Pepperoni on Half

Flatbread Company has a very “Earthy” feel, and they focus on having organic local ingredients.  This worked out well for me because my pregnant wife was excited to try their homemade nitrate-free pepperoni.  Flatbread Company clearly speaks to many other people besides my wife though, because they currently have twelve locations across the northeastern United […]