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Empire State Pizza and Growlers
For a pizzeria-slash-beer-bar located in the Atlanta suburbs, Empire State Pizza and Growlers has an unusual name. The owners, Todd and Donna, explain why on their website: the couple, both Atlanta residents, had recently met and incidentally traveled to New York with friends on the same weekend. That trip didn't just cement their newly kindled relationship; it also inspired them as businesspeople. "The idea behind Empire State Pizza was born in a little kitchen in a house in Woodstock," they share. Today, the good ideas hatched on that trip are still going strong; the now-married duo now operates two brick-and-mortar restaurants, where they serve comfort food and craft beer in a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere.
As the name implies, the star of the menu is Empire State's New York-style thin-crust pizzas. Popular pies including the aptly-titled New Yorker, which comes heaped with sliced meatballs, garlic, ricotta, and roasted red peppers. This pie isn't the only one with a geographical moniker; the Brighton Beach pizza is covered in BBQ chicken, bacon, and red onions, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts a colorful melange mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes. On tap: a who's who of microbrews that rotate regularly, and frequently includes brews such as Abita's Wrought Iron IPA and the ever-popular Founders Breakfast Stout.