Though the hot dog may often be thought of as a simple summertime staple, the cooks at Hot Dawgs! have worked to elevate them to gourmet status. Nathan’s all-beef hot dogs, brats, Italian sausages, and veggie dogs all sizzle on grills, awaiting toppings that range from traditional sport peppers and sauerkraut to such inventive condiments as sriracha and coleslaw. Its seasonal housemade soups and tater tots pair with the handheld meals, and slices of homemade pie serve as a happy conclusion, much like a third-grader’s edits to Romeo and Juliette.
Purveying pizzas and subs is a family affair for the friendly staffers at Flyers, who have been offering patrons saucy circulars and savory sandwiches since 1976. Like the devastating barrage of cake and ice cream that the Air Force drops on other countries during their birthday, The Bomber signature pizza bombards unsuspecting tasters with palatable flavors, particularly its combination of provolone cheese, mushroom, green peppers, and a gathering of meats ($7.99 for stromboli, $13.99 for 11"; $17.49 for 13"; $19.99 for 15"). Peruse pizza and sandwich options here.
Bringing together homemade tomato sauce and sicilian hand-tossed dough, Bari Pizzaria cooks up a menu of delicious discs generously covered with fresh toppings. Ready bellies for thin-crust, deep-dish, or stuffed pies with an order of styxhs ($6.25)—hand-twisted breadsticks stuffed with mozzarella and provolone, sprinkled with parmesan, and high-scoring in Scrabble. If Bari's signature pizza ($11.50 for 10") had a mouth, it would boast about its ability to bench its heavy load of meat toppings, including pepperoni, italian sausage, bacon, and salami, while also humming beautiful arias to quiet growling bellies. All pizzas, including the Chicago-style deep-dish ($15.75 for 12") and stuffed pies ($13.50 for 12"), are smothered with a sauce of vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil, and coated with a thick layer of melted Wisconsin mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Those looking to diversify their edible geometry may opt for a freshly baked submarine sandwich, such as the traditional philly cheesesteak ($7.25 for 9") or the garden-looting veggie ($6.25 for 9").
Joseppi's award-winning pies cover the Columbus region like plentiful toppings and melted provolone cover a pizza. Introduce teeth and tongue to The Topper, a house specialty loaded with little pepperonis, provolone, and grated cheeses ($12.99 for a 13"). The Joseppi's Favorite is topped with fresh, house-made italian sausage, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and peppers ($13.49 for a 13"), while The Veggie floods flat disks with the earth's crunchy bounty ($13.49 for a 13"). In addition to plentiful pies, a wealth of subs and salads awaits those wishing to diversify their edible geometry. Today's Groupon is valid for dine-in, carryout, or delivery, ensuring flavorful fare is provided for any family dinner or car-based food fight.
The pizza technicians at Wedgewood Pizza have been sculpting delectable pie designs from freshly kneaded dough for more than 40 years. Pizzas, which range in size from 8 to 16 inches ($4–$10.50), can be dressed in either a tomato-sauce and cheese suit or in white, garlic-flavored spats. Bedazzle your pie with any of Wedgewood Pizza’s 24 veggie, meat, and seafood toppings. Six specialty pies prefabricate popular flavor combinations, with the house special ($8.50–$12) smuggling green peppers and pepperoni beneath a cover of mozzarella cheese. The sandwich pizza ($12–$21) layers a choice of four toppings between a pair of crusts, forging a cushy comestible that doubles as a scented neck pillow. Vegetarians can feast on fresh-tomato pizza, topped with tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and romano cheese ($8.50–$12), or sink sweet teeth into mini cannolis ($1) and cinnamon bread ($2.50–$4.50).