Last Call for Pizza Week!
We sent our intern, Mary Vezina, out to cover Pizza Week. (It's tough being a Taste Bud intern, we know!)
This past week was one of my favorite weeks of the year (if you forget about burger week, of course) - pizza week! This year, 12 different restaurants participated, and each offered two different personal pizzas - one including meat and one vegetarian. The best part is the pizzas were only $6, and each was offered with a popular beer pairing.
First up on my stops for the week was Pie Five. They offered The Red (pictured on the left) for their vegetarian option. Tomato lovers everywhere would have drooled over this pizza that included a marinara base, a drizzle of olive oil - which I’ll be honest, completely made the pizza for me - garlic, mozzarella, grape tomatoes, sliced tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes. The pizza was topped with oregano and sun-dried tomato purée. For meat lovers, Pie Five offered The White (pictured on the right). This pizza included an alfredo base, spinach, mozzarella, mushrooms, ripe olives, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken and bacon. Finally, the pizza was topped with magic dust which is their secret mix of delicious herbs and spices. These pies surely did not disappoint!
Goodfella’s is one of my favorite pizza spots in town as they are famous for their pizza slices that are arguably larger than my head! One of the things that makes Goodfella’s so special is its location. Situated in the middle of the Distillery District, it’s a great option if you are looking for a fun night out. Goodfella’s offered Bobby Bruschetta for their vegetarian option, which included their classic house-made bruschetta, a balsamic reduction drizzle (yum!), and was topped with basil and parmesan. They also offered the Italian Sammie, which I obviously had to pair with their mouthwatering ranch – seriously it’s some of the best ever. This pizza included pepperoni, ham, red onion, banana peppers, olive oil, vinegar and oregano. I mean really, I am drooling just looking at these pictures again!
My final stop was at another one of my favorite local pizza joints - Mellow Mushroom. The first pizza on the left is the Backyard BBQ pizza featuring their signature crust with no base, covered in mozzarella cheese, house made BBQ marinated pulled pork, poblano peppers and a swirl of their house-made BBQ sauce. The pizza was topped with peppadew peppers, chives, garlic butter and parmesan. On the right is their vegetarian option, The Traditional. This pie includes Mellow Mushroom’s signature crust with garlic butter and parmesan, a house-made red sauce base, and is topped with whole milk mozzarella cheese, sharp cheddar and Italian seasoning.
You would think I’d be sick of pizza after this week, but honestly, I can never get enough, and I am craving them all over again as I sit here writing this. Lexington Pizza Week has stolen my heart, and thankfully I don’t have to wait a whole year to revisit these fabulous restaurants!