BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse has locations in fifteen different states with the majority being in California and Texas, and I visited one in The Woodlands/Shenandoah just north of Houston, Texas. They have some televisions and a bar but still offer a pretty nice sit-down restaurant atmosphere. They serve a very large menu that starts out with a good selection of their house beers. Since I visited BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse during lunch time, I tried their handcrafted root beer which was good, although I do wish that I sampled one of their alcoholic beers. BJ’s is known for their deep dish pizzas and just recently started serving hand-tossed pizzas. The pizza pictured above is a mini gourmet five meat deep dish pizza, and the one below is a sausage and pepperoni hand-tossed pizza.
I think my favorite thing about both pizzas was their crust. The deep dish had a nice soft crust that was similar to a very thick pan pizza’s as opposed to traditional deep dish pizzas where the outer edges of the crust are pretty hard. Additionally, the hand-tossed pizza’s crust was thin but still slightly airy making the edges more soft than crispy. The toppings were pretty good on both pizzas, but I would recommend their deep dish slightly above their hand-tossed pizza. The nice thing is that they serve their deep dish in many different sizes, and you can go with as small as the mini that I had to ensure you don’t get too stuffed. Even if you aren’t looking for pizza, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse’s menu likely has something for you, and I would encourage you to visit the Shenandoah location as their staff was very friendly.
What I Ate: Gourmet Five Meat Deep Dish Pizza
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