Eddie's Pizzeria & Eatery answers an ancient culinary dilemma: do we go out for pizza or stay in for Mom's meatloaf? Serving New World fare, the restaurant satisfies cravings in a single sweep. Even its pizzas champion this culinary marriage—New York–style pies arrive speckled with traditional toppings as well as premium options, such as rosemary ham. Yet, despite such culinary fusion, the pies never lose sight of their roots. Margherita pizza recalls the dish’s Italian heritage, whereas a 10-inch gourmet Bada Bing represents pizza’s modern stomping grounds with sausage, gorgonzola, and a mini “I Heart NY” shirt.
The menu also explores a large landscape of pasta entrees, from four-cheese ravioli to penne sautéed with mushrooms in a tomato-cream sauce. Meatier plates continue to span continents, with chicken parmesan prepped near st. louis ribs and handcrafted Angus burgers. As patrons strip tangy wings bare, they can watch the venue's eight televisions, two of which boast 70-inch HD screens.
If a great white shark approaches you, punching it in the snout might be your wisest course of action. At Anya's Pizza, though, you're advised to just give in?its Great White, featuring a medley of pesto, chicken, mushrooms, artichokes, and onions, is one of eight specialty pies better gobbled up than struck. Anya's build-your-own pies come with a selection of more than 15 toppings ranging from shrimp to jalape?os; other Italian staples such as tortellini with alfredo sauce and pepperoni rolls make an appearance on the menu. The cooks also wake up bright and early to serve hot breakfasts, such as a breakfast quesadilla or french toast, instead of leaving a box of cold pizza on the restaurant's doorstep.
In 1964, Gus Agiortis emigrated from Greece to Canada and opened a pizza shop called Boston Pizza and Spaghetti House. This humble pizza joint quickly evolved into a full-service restaurant and eventually adopted a new name and spawned more than 400 franchised locations throughout North America. Staying true to their roots, each restaurant's staff spends a portion of every day handcrafting pizzas with made-from-scratch dough and high-quality meats, cheeses, and veggies. Patrons share these gourmet pies—along with pastas, wings, ribs, burgers, and other hearty pub eats—in the restaurant's family-friendly dining area with massive screens that showcase sports action and regional chess tournaments.
Fresh ingredients and toppings decorate the disk- and sub-shaped fare dappling Smith's Pizza & Subs' menu. Appetizers such as garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, and buffalo wings warm up tongues for main-event dishes including sundry pastas and subs. Pizzas arrive at tables with preselected toppings, such as the veggie deluxe's mushrooms, bell peppers, and garlic, or challenge patrons to come up with their own tasty combinations with toppings including breakfast bacon, olives, and meatballs. The eatery welcomes patrons to nibble within its dining room or request carryout or delivery (additional $2, call to verify location is within delivery range) to introduce cuisine to a favorite strip-mall parking lot.
Wake snoozing taste buds with a hearty starter such as mozzarella suprema breadsticks adorned with natural cheese and herbs ($3.95 side; $5.95 large) before moving onto a signature fire-roasted pie. An authentic terra-cotta oven blasts RedBrick's prided circles with more than 1,000 degrees of heat, alchemically transforming their base dough into crispy gold in less than three minutes. Enjoy stationary drive-in dining with a bacon-cheeseburger pizza topped with ground beef and three kinds of cheese ($17.95 for a 14"), or graze on the veggie gourmet works, which comes loaded with a Peter Piper's worth of fresh vegetables including bell peppers, artichokes, and mushrooms, swaddled in your choice of a vegetarian red or white sauce ($17.95 for a 14"). Create-your-own pies are also available, providing palate-pleasing fill-in-the-blanks for the munching mad-libbest. Yowling sweet teeth can be silenced with a dessert of gourmet gelato or a surprise dinner visit from the dentist's wife, the librarian.