The past couple of day’s havent been the healthiest of days for me but they have been pretty tasty days. Here are the two latest restaurants that I visited for the first time.
East Side Pies
Alison and I always do pizza on Sundays. Alison occasionally has to work on Sunday’s and I saw a pizza place near her work called East Side Pies. So when she was done at the office she swung by East Side and picked up a pie for us. As you can see in the picture it is a very large pizza. However it is a foldable thin crust so it really doesn’t fill you up as quickly as a smaller but thicker crust would. In the New York style vs. Chicago deep-dish argument, I side with New York style. I like both, but something about that thin foldable crust I just enjoy more. East Side Pies represents this style very well. I also enjoyed the large pepperonis they use, as I think that works better on this sytle of crust. Overall I had no complaints about this pizza. The cheese, pepperoni and crust were all great. With East Side Pies and Hoboken Pie you have some good options for thin crust pizza in Austin.
I had never heard of Culver’s before. Then ironically on the way to the gym I saw a billboard with a giant chicken sandwich for a place called Culver’s. With all the chicken sandwich controversy lately, I had to check out their website to find out more. Turns out they are a fast food chain that originated out of Wisconsin and have a lot more than just chicken. They are mostly known for their burgers and frozen custard, so thats what I went with.
I ordered a Cheddar ButterBurger and a side of cheese curds. The burger sounds really unhealthy and not appetizing, but it was pretty good. It was similar to the burgers at Steak and Shake. I also enjoyed the cheese curds which isn’t too surprising considering that is a Wisconsin specialty. Alison ordered the Sourdough Melt and also enjoyed it. I never had frozen custard before, probably because I also thought the name custard was unappetizing. But it turns out frozen custard is pretty tasty, its kind of like a combination of ice cream and gelato.
Being a fast food chain I went into Culver’s not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. It’s like a hybrid of Steak and Shake and A&W. I later found out the founder of Culver’s bought an A&W and turned it into his first Culver’s restaurant, so the similarities make sense. I’ll definitely return to Culver’s when I’m in a fast food mood, and will definitely hit the gym hard to burn off that “ButterBurger”.