I can get pretty wonky when it comes to pizza toppings, but the mister likes to keep it basic. Their special was The Don - all of the good Italian meats and plenty of cheese. We did that one half, and on the other half, the Meatball (pretty self-explanatory).
One of the things I love is that they're not dicks about doing half & half pies, as long as the sauce base is the same. So, if you have wildly different taste than your dining partner, no sweat. Both sides tasted amazing, but I stopped just short of hating myself...or so I thought. Did you guys even know Dewey's had dessert? I'm betting a lot of people don't, because who can suffer dessert after eating their pizza?
Well, when I joked with our server (who was rad, by the way - knew the menu AND the beers) that I hadn't eaten enough to be ashamed of myself, he mentioned that they had a pumpkin cake from Ele in West Carrollton. In chatting with their regional manager Eric and getting a tour of the kitchen, turns out Dewey's locally sources desserts in every market. Here are a bunch of other things I didn't know...
- Can't recall the name of the maker, but Dewey's sausage is made by a Cincy-area purveyor and can only be found on their pies.
- While the dough is fresh, it's aged 2-3 days, which gives it the chewiness that their customers love.
- Their current stores are in the major Ohio markets, and St. Louis. Never would have guessed, but apparently Dewey has family there.
- Dewey is a real guy!
- In all of their markets, beers are also locally sourced and some are exclusive to their restaurants.
- An eatery after my own heart - they love wine so much, they made their own. I didn't get to try this because I was busy sampling beers and turning into Violet Beauregarde, but it's on my to-do list.
- There's a good chance they're working on a gluten-free pizza dough. According to the head honchos, they won't put anything on their menu that they don't love themselves, so I'm guessing it will be more than passable.
- Those dudes in the kitchen can spin some serious dough.
If you like pizza and you haven't been there, stop making excuses and go fill your gullets with Dewey's. I feel like I've given you more than enough reasons. Go, already!