Let's say you really have a hankering to eat at a trailer tonight or this weekend, but then you look at the mercury and hey! IT'S 14 FREAKING DEGREES OUTSIDE! WHERE DO WE LIVE, MINNESOTA? I DID NOT GO THROUGH 68 DAYS OF 100-DEGREE PLUS TEMPERATURES ALL LAST SUMMER SO I COULD BE G$%^%$N COLD DURING THE WINTER!
OK, composure. I know it could be way worse. For one thing, we don't have an ice storm predicted, which frankly is an enormous relief.
So, back to my original point, which in case you forgot is: you want to eat at a trailer, but it's way too cold outside. Well, friends, may I ask you to consider Spartan Pizza?
Yes, it's true you will have to stand outside to order (unless you plan ahead and call in your order on the way down), but then you can move your freezing self over to the nice warm Red Shed Tavern (also on Facebook), where you can order a beer and wait for one of Spartan Pizza's friendly owners to deliver you your trailer pizza. While you stay warm.
And this isn't just any pizza. Jeremy, Nicole, and Kelly have come up with some truly interesting combinations on their pizzas if you're feeling like something a little out of the ordinary. For instance, how about a Pegasus pie, with cilantro pesto, buffalo chicken, red onion, banana peppers, and blue cheese?
When we visited back in December, we had the eponymous Spartan pizza, which is a little tamer. Tomato sauce, crunchy green bell pepper and white onion, fresh garlic, and red pepper flakes. Yum.
We were totally surprised by the quality of the pizza, too. Look at those crust bubbles! Now THAT is a welcome pizza on a freezing day like today. This is the 10 inch pizza, but you can also order a 14-incher.So, do not despair, lovers of trailer food! The kind folks at Spartan Pizza are ready to pizza you up! (Is that a saying?) And their menu is even available online on their website, so you can plan out your order ahead of time - or even call in when you're on your way down, so you barely have to get out of your car.
Let me know if you try the Apollo (roasted garlic spread, spinach, mushrooms, artichokes, kalamata olives, herbed ricotta cheese) because it is TOTALLY next on my list.
Spartan Pizza (also on Facebook) and the wonderfully welcoming Red Shed Tavern are located (way) south at 8504 S. Congress. If you'd like to call your pizza order in ahead of time, dial 512.484.0798. Spartan is currently closed Sunday and Monday - hours on their pdf menu.