For the second stop on the Patio Bucket List, Heather Baker hangs out at The Pizza Cafe West patio.
“The Pizza Cafe [West] has some amazing pizza, but they have beer, and they have wings, and they have salads and they have fans,” Baker says before finding her spot on the cooled patio.
Starting off light, Baker enjoys the restaurant’s Caesar salad and their signature Freaks & Greeks salad. Made with spinach, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, green bell peppers, black and green olives, red onions, feta cheese, croutons, salad pepper and homemade vinaigrette, Baker says this salad is her favorite.
From salad to chicken wings, Bakers is all over The Pizza Cafe West’s deep-fried chicken wings, and the only thing she loves more than those wings is the restaurant’s ranch.
“Their ranch is parmesan ranch and it is scrum-diddly-umptious,” Baker says. “You can no go wrong with that, so order these wings, get ‘em extra crunchy and you’ll be happy.”
Bringing back the love for The Pizza Cafe West’s homemade vinaigrette, Baker moves on to the sub sandwiches. Baker tries out the Italian sub which includes ham, pepperoni, salami, provolone cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and that special vinaigrette dressing. She also enjoys the char-grilled chicken and provolone cheese sub with lettuce, diced tomatoes and honey mustard dressing.
“Look at all the sauces,” Baker says with excitement. “You cannot go wrong with anything here at Pizza Cafe West.”
Before she starts on the main event, the pizza, Baker pours herself an ice-cold mug of beer.
“They have beers on tap, and it goes perfectly with this margarita pizza,” she says before taking a bite of the cheesy pizza.
After enjoying the classic pizza recipe, Baker tries the restaurant’s Mexican pizza. This specialty pie has a salsa base with chargrilled chicken or beef, mozzarella, cheddar, Monterey jack cheese, onion, bell pepper, black olives, chopped green onion and tomatoes.
“It’s like a taco on a pizza, and it’s definitely packing some heat,” Baker says.
Before wrapping up her meal, Baker has to have a slice of the traditional pepperoni pizza.
“You have to end on the pepperoni pizza. It’s always so good.”
Tune in next week to find out where the next stop on the Patio Bucket List will take Heather Baker.
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