OLD SCHOOL PIZZERIA
Posted on 06 / 14 / 2010
On the 1st night of our vacation in Dallas we searched Happycow for places that were open late and came across Pizza Lounge. The thing that intrigued us was the inclusion of the vegan selections on the menu and while everything was pricey, we expected that going in due to the nature of the ingredients.
It was around 11pm when we arrived and all available parking on the street was taken due to a couple of pubs being close by, so we called and they informed us of additional parking around back of the building through the 1st alley off Exposition Ave. Once inside the waitress told us to have a seat anywhere we liked.
They have a patio at the front where you can eat in the open air, but since there were smokers we found a spot in the corner inside. The interior was dark, lit only by the glow of a couple of neon signs above the entrance and front window and dim lights throughout. There were about 15 people inside and the waitress informed us ahead of time as she was taking our drink orders that they were running behind and hoped we would be patient.
We began to talk amongst ourselves and when our drinks arrived we placed our order for 2 regular "Yo Pie~Yo Picks"; 1 w/Chipotle Monterey Jack Blend Vegan Cheese, Mexican Chipotle Vegan Sausage & Jalapenos and 1 w/Vegan Mozzarella & Vegan Pepperoni.
It took over 45 minutes once our order was placed to get our food (I'm just stating fact, not complaining) and the waitress explained that all ingredients are prepared once ordered so nothing is pre-cut or made, hence the longer than usual wait.
While the pie w/the Pepperoni was decent enough, the one w/the Chipotle Monterey Jack, Sausage & Jalapenos was OUT-FREAKIN'-STANDING! If you want to try something that will knock your socks off, I would advise ordering a large of this ingredient combination with a glass of cold lager, then sit back and enjoy the evening.
Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to try everything that we wanted, but when we're in Dallas again, we'll definitely be stopping back by.
I envy those who live in Dallas, as we have nothing like this in Houston. It reminded us a lot of the way Austin & Denton used to be before all of the corporate franchises took over and ruined everything and if we lived there, we could very well see ourselves making this place a regular spot since it was such a laid back atmosphere complete with good food & drink which inspires great conversation.
Vegan Pizza Toppings, Open Late, Great Atmosphere
Maybe A Little Pricey