I’m really bummed to see another local favorite closing it’s doors. Pizza People Pub has been operating out of this location across the Phoenix Public library since 2013. They have a great story of a family owned business starting out of a food truck and eventually opening their own restaurant. Their menu consists of their signature made-from-scratch 10 inch artisan pizzas and a variety of pub favorites like wings and their always popular mac & cheese. I always got a kick out of some of the pizza creations that they have (and the names) – Date Me, The Hulk, Testosteroni, Popeye, Fun Guy, The Hottie, etc. Even though I love their pizzas, I usually came here to try one of their many mac & cheeses. Some of my favorites have been the Smokey Paprika Mac, the Jalapeño Mac and the Truffle Mac. They load their mac & cheese with lots of cheese so they are nice and gooey. I wish they had a mac & cheese flight so I could sample them all. I stopped in tonight to have a last meal here before they close shop. I enjoyed hearing my bartender share stories of how much he enjoyed working here. It’s always sad to hear of local restaurants going out of business. I wish them the best.
– since I wrote this post, new owners have given Pizza People Pub a new lease on life and are keeping things the way that made Pizza People so popular. They will be re-opening in August!
So I didn’t get the full experience of Pizza People Pub as I had to grab my pizza to go. But this popular food truck is now housed in a great location off of Central next to a light rail stop. I love the art decor and the many couches to sit on. They have some great specials and happy hour prices. I always get a kick out of some of the pizza creations they have (and the names) – Date Me, Seoul Fire (Kimchi pizza – gotta try this), the Hulk, Cut the Cheese, Fun Guy, the Hottie, etc. Tonight I tried the Testosteroni and can see why it’s a popular choice. I’ll be returning to try some of their mac n’ cheese and wing selections.
Our night started with getting stuck on Central Rd in downtown Phoenix in a lot of traffic. It was the classic car Cruise on Central car show. Once we finally got to New City church, Christin, Roberta and I walked over to the Lux coffee bar. Lux is an open coffee bar with lots of space and nice furniture (leather chairs) mixed in with some art. Next door is Pane Bianco, one of Chris Bianco’s infamous pizza establishments. I really enjoyed the spacious seating and atmosphere of Lux. They also serve great coffee and are into latte art like most places. I personally have been wanting to get better at making latte art.
Christin and her mom Roberta enjoying some coffee
The band, Dearspeak had a CD release show over at New City church. They had 6 other bands open for them, including my friend Mat Weddle. It was a night of storytelling as they wanted each of the bands to share the story behind their music. I personally enjoyed Brothersisterband and the guy playing a saw with a violin bow. They also had an artist by the name of “Sentrock” display some of his artwork.