It’s a Friday night, you’re out with friends, and you are looking for a decent meal that will keep the party going! Well Dallas, I’ve got the spot for you in Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom.
We ventured to the Old Chicago at Mockingbird Station this past Friday evening for a cheat meal anybody trying to stick to New Year’s Resolutions would envy. Upon our arrival, we were quickly offered service and as our table was being set up numerous other offers of help kept coming our way.
Once seated, Christine quickly came over and started to prep us for one heck of a meal with a vast selection of the beers carried within the Old Chicago Taproom. Seeing as I’m a vodka drinker, I needed a little convincing on my order and she promptly asked a few other questions – while David smoothly ordered a Rahr and Sons Pumpkin Ale. David was promptly served his ale, while I was afforded an opportunity to taste a few flight of beers that may tickle my fancy.
After carefully sipping each beer, I settled on the Perfect Moon. A subtle mixture of Blue Moon and Pear Cider, the Perfect Moon is a beer for those who need a little convincing that they do enjoy beer in some fashion. The mixture compliments each other very well and the sweet undertones quickly make you forget that you are drinking beer.
We got recommendations from Christine and the GM Brian on our appetizer and settled upon the sinful Sicilian Pepperoni Rolls. Pizza dough, pepperoni, green onions, and cheese baked together – served with warm pizza sauce on the side. For an appetizer, these pizza rolls were actually quite large and filling – so order accordingly! If you aren’t much into a whole slice of pizza, you could easily get away with making these six delicious morsels your meal for the evening with a nice cold beer to compliment it.
For the main course of our meal, we decided on two pizzas. A recommendation from Christine with the Double Deckeroni and the Mediterranean Sausage, because it sounded amazing to our entire group. We ordered the Double Deckeroni in the traditional Chicago Thick (deep dish) with the double stack of pepperoni, a generous amount of parsley, and hot sauce for a savory taste. The Mediterranean Sausage was prepared on the ale dough, which is a soft dough spiked with brown ale, plus you can’t beat a pizza with pesto sauce and feta cheese.
After ordering, both pizzas came out very promptly and it was perfect timing because I was ready.
Christine promptly started dishing out that Double Deckeroni and I was in heaven. The layers of pepperoni, the savory hint of hot sauce, and the perfectly baked pizza crust took me to a place I had never been. I forgot that I was tracking calories, as I reached over and had a second piece, and then followed it up with a slice of the Mediterranean Sausage. The Mediterranean sausage was a little overwhelming with the pesto sauce, but it was definitely worth trying. David and I talked about going back and trying this one on the Chicago Thick crust.
As we started assessing the to-go box situation, Christine didn’t waste any time showing up with two very delicious desserts: cheesecake with fresh berries and a warm cinnamon crunch roll.
I’m not much of a cheesecake fan, cheesecake is cheesecake to me. David thoroughly enjoyed most of the slice. As for the warm cinnamon crunch roll, as you can see I didn’t manage to take a picture of it. It was heaven on a plate. The sweet cinnamon spices were divine and the generous amount of icing was nearly too much to handle. We ate every bite.
It’s refreshing to have another pizza place in Dallas that sets itself apart from many others. Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom is a fit establishment for families, a night out with the guys, or just some fun girls time. Check out the menu and go have some fun!
Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary dining, but all opinions expressed are solely my own.