I broke down and finally ordered Dominos over the weekend. First time I've had their pizza in about 7 years I'm guessing. But I thought I would give it a try since it is cheap and new.
I think I am a little bit of a snob when it comnes to pizza. I don't like Pizza Hut, old Dominos, dispise Papa Johns.
But the new Dominos is OK, much better than it used to be. The crust is actually quite good and by far the best part of their new pizza. Light, flavorful, crispy and overall very good. The sauce was OK, I like that it had a little kick to it.
The cheese I thought was just not very good, but I've had worse. The sausage however was horrible.
Overall I would say yes it is better, and probably better than Pizza Hut and Papa Johns, but no where nearly as good as Bazbeaux, Some Guys, Puchini's, Pizzology and several other place.
So if you want something cheap to feed a bunch of people, OK, otherwise I don't know why anyone would order Dominos
So I tried Dawson's in Speedway and I was still not impressed with that place. I went there about a year and left that place and swore I would never go back. At that time they refused to bring everyone's food out at the same time. They would just bring out each dish when it was done cooking. So my friends and I spent a lot of time just waiting for our last friend to get his meal and eat it.
The service was a bit better, but the food is just so bland. The decor and ambiance is nice, but I think it tries to hard to come off as an upscale restaurant.
Went a new bar type place in Carmel called The Stacked Pickle today, alright for bar food. Pretty reasonable prices and a fairly diverse menu, plus the service was very quick for lunch.
Thank you for mentioning Pizzology UB. I haven't gotten to try it since I've been back from school, but I desperately want to and seeing you mention it reminded me to.
Pizzology, had it for lunch today. The toppings are fresh and delicious, but the crust does have a burnt taste, especially at the edges. I left most of my crust ends on my plate. Very good, but I wish they would maybe burn it just a little less.
Had lunch in Bloomington on Saturday (actually kind of an early dinner) with some friends at a place called Finch's. Tapas and individual pizzas, sandwiches etc. were what they were serving in the afternoon, but they looked like they had a good dinner menu. Right on kirkwood ave. next to Kilroy's very good, and a nice change of place to the Kirkwood. Another solid restaurant offering in BTown.
Hit this place up for a veggie burger and baked sweet potato fries here and there. Stuff isn't too bad for you, very fresh and has great veggie burgers (which is important to me because I'm a wussy vegetarian). If any of you are in Boston or the Boston area, find one.
Have been to all of these place in the last few weeks:
Would recommend all of them for our Boston area readers.
That area has a lot of new stuff. Most of my experience in that part of Boston involves either going on booze cruises or going to the Harpoon brewery for free tastings at 4pm on weekdays.
Don't let that short paragraph fool you - I don't have a drinking problem. Yet.
I'll bump this back up after reading the whole thing. My wife and i will be in Indy next Thursday night before coming home and would love to go to a local place for dinner. It definitely will not be pizza, we are having that earlier in the week, or BBQ. A couple of the Italian places sound good. We are looking for a casual place. Any place already in the thread or not mentioned yet that we should go to? We are staying on the west side, but that doesn't limit us to where we will journey to have a great meal!
my favorite is Rosemary Chicken Lasagna
But everything there is good, plus a like the atmosphere
That is good stuff.
I like this place. Been there a ton of times (though only once in the last few years). It's just a couple blocks from where my parents live (note - please don't harass my parents). Good stuff. Taken a few ladies there over the years and it always, uh, worked out okay.
I like Bravo's. Its not a local joint by any means and it may be a little cla$$ier than what you asked for... so really it has none of the qualities that you asked for but it IS good!
I'll think about it some more and get back to you.
Ken - I have been to both of the following places (with the caveat that I have not been recently) and recall enjoying them both:
I tried Pizzology again last night. This time we ate in instead of carryout.
Better. The pizza was much less burnt that last time.
Still, though, not one of my favorites.
On the plus side, they had 4 very good beers on tap. I had 3 of them, one twice - my wife was driving.
Went to Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza last night. It is at the Clay Terrace mall in Carmel. Let me first say there are sooooo many really good pizza places in Carmel - the list of really good places is endless.
And I would say that this place is very good. Not my favorite, but very good. The style is I suppose New York style. Thin crust. Sort of reminds me of a really good pizza place that you used to see in mall food courts. You know the kind where the pizza is already cooked and you order and they throw it in the oven to re-heat. Similar to that but better.
I'll eat their again, but it won't replace Bazbeaux as my favorite or Pizzology as my second favorite.
The price is simlar to Bazbeaux - not cheap.
I do Bazbeaux and The Ordinary when I want a freaking outstanding pizza. For a typical Friday night pizza, however, Domino's is a very tasty pizza and it's dirt cheap with a coupon. I guess, for me, Domino's has superior value.
Bub's Cafe for breakfast over the weekend. I enjoyed it alot. Pancakes were good, waffles were good, sausages were excellent, their donut holes were outstanding. (no I didn't order all that myself) but tried it all.
Monical's Pizza @ 141st & 37. Had eaten there before, but had their lasagna and breadsticks. Their breadsticks are really interesting and tasty, with a twist - they're sprinkled with kosher salt, and are excellent when hot out of the oven. They don't travel as well, but they're still pretty good when they cool down.
Me & some friends were watching the Colts game last night, so we ordered two pizza - one thin crust and one pan. The thin crust was excellent, surprisingly loaded with toppings and cheese, and a nice tasty crisp crust filled edge-to-edge. I tend to prefer thin crust (with a few exceptions), so I was surprised when I found the pan as good as the thin. Again, just filled with toppings and cheese, this crust was dough-ier and really good. We had the "Mighty Meat" for the thin (Sausage, Pepperoni, Bacon, Ham) and the Buffalo Chicken (Chicken, Buffalo Sauce, Ranch) for the pan, and we all agreed they were both ridiculously good.
It's a touch pricey ($21 for a 16" Specialty Thin or 14" Specialty Pan, $6 for Family Pack of Breadsticks (10 sticks and 2 sauces)), but well worth it.
They also have a really good French style salad dressing there that I would recommend. Monical's is generally my carry out place right now. Convenient and good. Yeah, it's a bit pricey, but I think you get what you pay for. The toppings are always very fresh.