Marco’s Pizza | Westfield, IN

Marco's Pizza_Extra Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza

Marco’s Pizza just opened a new location in Westfield, Indiana, and they also already have locations in twenty-eight other states.  Their restaurant in Westfield offers some limited inside seating and is likely utilized more for carry out or delivery orders.  However, they do have a $5.99 lunch special – a six-inch sub, chips and a drink, a small salad […]

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Review | Shenandoah, TX

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse_Gourmet Five Meat Deep Dish Pizza 1

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 […]

Kona Grill Review | Carmel, IN

Kona Grill_Pepperoni Pizza

Kona Grill in Carmel, Indiana is located within Clay Terrace, an outdoor shopping mall, and they also currently have locations within fifteen other states.  Kona Grill is most well-known for their sushi, but I appreciate that they serve pizza, sandwiches, and other dishes as well.  Being that I am in fact The Pizza Fan, and not The Sushi […]

Macaroni Grill Review | Carmel, IN

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Pepperoni Pizza

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant chain with locations throughout most of the United States, and I dined at the one in Carmel, Indiana. Like many Italian restaurants, Macaroni Grill starts you out with very good fresh bread and olive oil. We followed that up with their Mac & Cheese Bites appetizer which consisted […]

Il Vicino | Wichita, KS

KS - Il Vicino

Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza was recommended to me by those who call Wichita home (they also provided me with some trivia in that Pizza Hut was actually started in Wichita), and I believe their recommendation was a good one.  I tried the Salsiccia pizza which was comprised of marinara sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, tomatoes, and fresh […]

City Pizza & Pasta | Arvada, CO

CO - City Pizza & Pasta

City Pizza & Pasta is famous for their St. Louis-style pizza offering, and they also make traditional pizza along with Chicago-style. Beyond their pizza varieties, they serve salads, sandwiches, calzones, canolies, wings, and pasta. This was the first time I have ever had St. Louis-style pizza which is known for its provel cheese, thin yeast-less […]

C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery | Englewood, CO

CO - C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery

C.B. & Potts is a fun restaurant and brewery that claims to be the tallest bar in Colorado (see picture below).  They have several locations in the Denver area, and the one I visited in Englewood had a typical restaurant area and a bar/lounge area that even featured a few games.  They offer a wide range […]

Garlic Jim’s | Lakewood, WA

WA - Garlic Jim's

Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza has locations in five western states, and I tried one in Lakewood, Washington just outside of Tacoma. I believe they only offer delivery or carryout and their niche is gourment pizza delivery, and being a lover of all things garlic, the restaurant name alone was all the motivation I needed […]

Pizzeria Uno | Chicago, IL

IL - Pizzeria Uno

The Pizzeria Uno that I visited in downtown Chicago was the birthplace of Chicago-style deep dish pizza, and following is its history as described on Uno’s website: “In 1943, when Ike Sewell opened a restaurant at the corner of Ohio Street and Wabash Avenue in Chicago, Americans ate pizza primarily as a snack. Ike figured […]

California Pizza Kitchen | La Jolla, CA

CA - California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen offers good pizza and many more menu options than their name would imply. I liked that their pizza had a light, fluffy crust, however they aren’t exactly loaded with cheese and toppings. They offer a lot of specialty pizzas (the Meat Cravers pizza that someone I was with had is pictured below), […]