It’s Pi Day, and we’ve gathered up a list of unusual, unique, and one-of-a-kind specialty pizza pies. You can find all of these unconventional pizzas at locally-owned restaurants right here in Alpena. Where will you venture off to tonight?
Court Yard Ristorante– Pesto Supreme: Grilled chicken, red onion, wild mushrooms, spinach, artichoke, and tomato.
The Fresh Palate– Beet It: Beets, brussel sprouts, caramelized red onion, kale, feta cheese, and roasted garlic tomato sauce.
JJ’s Steak & Pizza House– Chicken Florentine: Grilled chicken breast, baby spinach, artichoke hearts, alfredo sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
The Bulldog– Pizza Dog: Not a traditional pizza, but a pizza hot dog! Mozzarella, cheese, and pepperoni on a dog or as a dog bowl.
Cracker Barrel Party Store– Chicken Tandoori: Indian inspired pizza with Tandoori spiced chicken, sliced red onion, and freshly diced tomato topped with pizza cheese and seasonings.
Rosa’s Lookout Inn– Prime Rib: Sautéed onions and mushrooms, prime rib, and mozzarella cheese on a garlic butter sauce topped with asiago cheese and baked in a wood fire oven. Served with horseradish sauce for dipping.
The Black Sheep– The BLT Pie: Mayonnaise sauce, extra mozzarella cheese, muenster cheese, and topped with classic bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Hideaway Tavern– Taco Pizza: Taco meat, Mexican blend cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, black olives,
Big Mike’s Food Service– Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza: Ground beef, bacon, onion, pickles, and mustard with a cheddar cheese blend.
Long Lake Supermarket– Crab Rangoon Pizza: imitation crab meat, cream cheese, wontons.
Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders– Lud’s Coney Island Pizza: Lud’s original Coney sauce topped with special cheese blend, cheddar cheese, sliced hot dogs, onions, and drizzled on top with mustard.
John Boy’s Restaurant– Breakfast Pizza: Garlic Butter Crust, Sausage Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Onions, Green Peppers, and Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Sausage.
Freier’s Pizzeria– Italla’noe: Pepperoni, ham, mild peppers, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, black olives, and anchovies.
*Fun Pizza Fact*
Legend has it that the first pizza originated in Naples, Italy and was created by Raffaele Esposito in 1889. His creation gained so much attention that he was called to cook a pizza for King Umberto and Queen Margherita. This pizza consisted of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. It is still known as Margherita pizza to this day!
*Featured photo above courtesy of Rosa’s Lookout Inn, wood-fired pizza pie!