The chefs at Rivermont Pizza regularly take a creative bent with their wood-fired pies, such as The Hutcherson, which arranges caramelized onions, cheddar, granny-smith slices, and virginia country ham over a layer of red sauce. Upscale ingredients such as pancetta, cremini mushrooms, and goat cheese regularly top crusts, and hoagies hug fillings of locally made tofu, cherry peppers, or thinly shaved roast beef. Committed to local harvesting, the basement-level eatery plucks nearby ingredients whenever possible, and though its wood-burning oven only holds five pizzas at a time, guests are invited to pass the time listening to live local bands, participating in trivia contests, or playing tiddlywinks with the roasted sweet-potato medallions on the wilted-spinach salad.
Cuisine Type: Sweets and treats
Most popular offering: Sweet basic cake pop with sprinkles
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Pro Tip: We can make any flavor, most shapes, and character designs to match any event or celebration.
What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?
Over two years ago, I woke up and heard the word "cake pop" in my head. I had never seen or heard of one before then. So naturally, I Googled it. A friend's birthday was coming up, and I thought, "Why not try the cake pop out with her?" Since then, I've expanded from cake pops to cupcakes to cakes. But we'll always specialize in cake pops. It is a God-given passion, and I love it!
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Cake pops are mess-free and delicious. Just the perfect bite for any sweet tooth.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
My personal all time favorite cake pop flavor is strawberry, with anything chocolatey a close runner up.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu is full of flavor that pops. It's fun and can be creative, once a flavor is chosen along with the chocolate coating and sprinkles. Should a customer desire a character or shaped pop, the cake pop becomes as a piece of art. Lots to choose from.
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