Archives for : July2016

Chicken Mary’s – 7/27/16

Chicken Mary’s is addressed in Pittsburg Kansas but is really out in the middle of nowhere. Their specialty is fried chicken. It was served hot, crunchy, tasty and lived up to our expectations. Four pieces mixed and 3 sides for under $10. Their sides include mashed potatoes and gravy, german slaw, green beans, german potato salad, applesauce, creamy slaw, baked potato, baked beans, spaghetti, cottage cheese, and macaroni & cheese. They have no beer unless you consider Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors Light, and Michelob Ultra, as beers. 100 yards down the road is Chicken Annie’s. We’ll try that one next trip.


Eischen’s Bar Revisited – 7/27/16

We revisited Eischen’s Bar in Okarche Oklahoma today. We were here two years ago and had some of the best fried chicken we have ever tasted. Today was no different. The chicken is lightly floured but not overly battered, and cooked to perfection. Tender, moist, and tasty. This chicken can’t be beat. The only negative: 3.2 beer. We’ll be back next trip.

Pizzeria Gusto – 7/26/16

This evening we stopped at Pizzeria Gusto in Oklahoma City to celebrate Henry’s birthday. We sat at the bar and Kristin the bartender was amazing. It was like a floor show watching her work. And what a great selection of beer. Henry had a Peroni. Larry had a Franziskaner Hefe Weisse and a Black Mesa Kolsch. They also have a full service bar with some awesome cocktails. Henry sampled a Long Island Iced Tea. As usual, we ordered 2 pizzas. The first was the Pancetta with arugula, mozzarella-provolone, pancetta, roasted garlic, goat cheese, and fig jam. The pancetta was lost in this pizza. Smaller dollops of fig jam might have allowed the pancetta flavor to come through. The goat cheese didn’t do it for Larry and may have been a bit overpowering for others, but that’s not to say it was a bad thing. Overall, it was a good pizza but not stellar. The second pizza was the Soppressata with tomato sauce, mozzarella-provolone, soppresseta, and calabrese peppers. This pizza came off salty. There was plenty of sopresatta on the pizza and plenty of soppresatta flavor, but combined with the peppers came off salty.


Pizza Snob – 7/25/16

Pizza Snob is located near the TCU campus in Fort Worth Texas. Cane Roso in Forth Worth did us well 2 years ago, but we decided to try something different this trip.

The Good:

  • Amazing toppings
  • $5 Uber ride from the motel
  • Air conditioned

The Bad:

  • The dough is pressed with a machine to make the crust, thereby forcing all of the air out and leaving essentially a flour tortilla
  • Skimpy on the sauce
  • Some of the crust was under cooked
  • Very poor beer selection

The first pizza was a create your own. You go down the line and choose your toppings. This is the Subway of pizza joints. We chose provolone/mozzarella blend, red sauce, pepperoni, salami, bacon, and butter garlic meatballs. This was the best of the two, but left us wanting. The second pizza was the Thai Potsticker pizza (chicken sausage, spicy honey, cilantro, red pepper asiago blend, and sweet thai chili cream sauce. We had high hopes, but it was very unimpressive. 2 beers, 2 pizzas – $26. Cheap, but not worth it. To be a contender, they need to work on their process. It appears to be set up so that even a caveman can make these pizzas. We won’t be back.

Road Trip – 600 Degrees Pizzeria – 7/25/16

IMG_1211Larry and Henry are on the road again. First stop is 600 Degrees Pizzeria in Georgetown Texas. 24 taps of craft beers. Larry had a 512 Pecan Porter. Only one as he is the driver. Henry had Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Beers were served good and cold. Too bad it’s lunchtime with many more miles to go today. Pizza is available by the slice or whole pie.We ordered 2 slices. The first slice was the Pirate (genoa salami, pepperoni, italian sausage, canadian bacon, and fresh garlic). The meats were plentiful and bursting with flavor and perfectly cooked for maximum wow. We only wish that the sausage would have been under the sliced meats so that it didn’t roll off. The second slice was the El Camino (charbroiled chicken, real bacon, pineapple, fresh cut basil, and hot sauce). This pizza was all over the place. Every bite tasted different depending on the mix of ingredients. All bites were outstanding. One of the most flavorful pizzas we have ever tasted. The crust was good, although a little soft at the point. After eating about 1/3 with a knife and fork, we were able to pick the pizza up without it flopping. Pizza was served on a pizza pan with a paper lining. Knife and fork does not well on paper. The crust was like a baguette. Good chew and flavor. In and out for about $25 plus tip. Great deal for great pizza.