Broad Ripple Brewpub | Indianapolis, IN

Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Broad Ripple Brewpub is known as Indiana’s first brewpub.  The Brewpub looks like a typical English pub on the inside with dark wood paneling, a tin ceiling, and even a fireplace.  Plus, it has a large patio that can seat up to seventy people during nice weather.  Broad Ripple Brewpub has […]

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. | Austin, TX

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company_Outside

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company is more than just a brewery that happens to serve pizza; it is a brewery that is well known for its pizza.  The ABGB, as it is called, has plenty of seating inside their converted warehouse with long communal tables, and there is also obviously the beer garden for outside seating.    Besides typically offering […]

da Vinci’s Table | Burlington, NC

Leonardo's Sicilian Special

Da Vinci’s Table has been serving Italian food and some American specialties – such as burgers – in Burlington, North Carolina since 2010.  It features a nice outdoor dining area as well as an inside dining room that has the classic feel of an older Italian restaurant. Most nice Italian restaurants will provide their patrons with […]

Babymoon Cafe | Morrisville, NC

Storefront and Outside Dining Area

While most of the restaurant options around Raleigh/Durham Airport are chains, Babymoon Café is a nice alternative option near the airport hotels.  They offer both inside and outside seating with quaint and relaxing feels.  In the evenings, you can actually dine under the starlight with either option, it’s just that one is artificial starlight.  I enjoyed the outdoor dining area […]

DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks | The Woodlands, TX

DoubleDave's Peproni Rolls

Many pizzerias with roots in a college town are famous for some greasy side item that keeps the students fueled whether studying or bar hopping.  DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks started in College Station (home of Texas A&M), and I believe their Peproni Rolls are that very item for many Aggies.  In fact, they somewhat remind me of Kilroy’s stuffed breadsticks from my college days at […]

Flix Brewhouse | Carmel, IN

Inside Flix Brewhouse

Flix Brewhouse is a movie theater that also prepares their own food and brews their own beer.  Not only will they serve you in the actual theater, but they are also confident enough in their food and beer to offer it in a pub-like area of the lobby, regardless of whether you plan to see a movie there […]

Connie’s Pizza | Chicago, IL

Sausage Pizza

Upon arriving for a stay at the Thompson Chicago on the corner of Bellevue and Rush, I was happy to hear the concierge tell us that we had three solid nearby pizza options in Lou Malnati’s, Pizano’s, and Connie’s.  I already knew that I would greatly enjoy Lou Malnati’s and Pizano’s based on previous experiences.  However, we were already […]

Tap House Grill | Seattle, WA

Margherita Flatbread

Tap House Grill has locations in Seattle and Bellevue, and I dined at the one in downtown Seattle.  I was incredibly impressed with their beer selection – 160 beers on tap – and would give them a 10/10 for that.  However, I was not as impressed with their flatbread pizza which was fairly average.  Thankfully, […]

Pizzeria Napoletana (within Caffe Vita) | Seattle, WA

Pizza Oven

Pizzeria Napoletana is located within Caffe Vita in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle.  One might not expect a pizza place in the corner of a café to be very good, but Pizzeria Napoletana disproves that.  While they only serve wood-fired pizzas from 11 am to 5 pm, it is definitely worth trying one if you can make […]

Village Tavern | Winston-Salem, NC

Margherita Flatbread

Village Tavern is a popular spot in Winston-Salem, and they have other locations across a few states and even the Philippines as well.  Part of the popularity must come from the incredibly wide range of options on their menu.  I believe they are most known for their burgers and steaks, but there is probably something wrong […]