I went to Davis Bros. Pizza in East Peoria over a year ago, way back when this blog was less than a month old. I hadn’t had a Davis Bros. pizza in years and it did not disappoint! They’ve been making pizzas in this area for over 65 years and they definitely have a unique pizza recipe. I just found out that they have a pizza parlor here in Peoria, which I had no idea existed. So, thought on this sixth week of our 52 week journey, we’d travel over there and check it out.
Off we go for pizza number six of fifty two. The Davis Bros. pizza parlor in Peoria is located in The Glen Plaza strip mall behind the Walgreens on the corner of Glen and Sheridan. It’s not far and we’ll be there momentarily.
See, that moment has already arrived and here we are! It looks real similar to the sister pizza parlor in East Peoria. In fact I think that’s the very same sign. According to the neon blazing in the window, they’re open...
So let’s go in and start this week’s pizza party.
There’s the Davis Bros. logo with the iconic Italian chef in the middle of it on the rug in the foyer.
Wow, there’s a big dining area in here, but sadly there’s no bar. Sob!
Oh well, we’ll set up camp at this booth over here. The good news is that they do have beer in here, so that’s a plus!
I found something that sounds intriguing on the menu...
And pretty and friendly waitress Kati came over and took my order. This was her first night on the job and so far she’s doing a great job. And what was that intriguing item on the menu? You’ll just have to wait till it arrives. Keep your pants on and let’s take a little look around in here in the meantime.
Like I said, the dining room here is very spacious and it’s empty except for one group in the booth there in the back. The reason for this is that it’s just about closing time here at Davis Bros. In fact I squeaked my order in right before “last call.”
There’s a huge menu on the wall over here and see those paper plates surrounding it...
They’re part of the artwork that children have made for the restaurant that are displayed on the wall.
There’s a different special every night ofthe week in here. Isn’t that special!
Davis Bros. have been making pizza pies for over 65 years now and still are using the same original recipe.That photo on the left is the original Davis Bros. Tap. You can read about the history of Davis Bros. by clicking here.
The dining tables in here are really cool, they all have maps as the centerpiece to a collage and every table is different. Here’s a map of Michigan...
And here’s Maryland.
Wow, check out these chocolate and peanut butter cookies imported from Trefzger’s Bakery. The sign says that they’re amazing, we may just have to check that out and see if this is true!
Okay, back to the booth, I’m thirsty and I bet our food will be arriving any minute now.
Time to pull the condiment rack closer. They’ve only got one style of hot sauce here: Franks Red Hot Original.
Okay, here’s that mystery item I was talking about. This is something that’s called a Pizzamale and it’s unique to Davis Bros., you won’t find it anywhere else. Basically it’s a tamale with pizza ingredients inside. There’s melted cheese and onions on top and sauce is served to the side.
Alright it’s been sauced and peppered, time to try out the Pizzamale!
The cornmeal is stuffed with Davis Bros. blend of sausage and cheese and it’s very tasty. A nice appetizer before the main course is served.
And speaking of main courses, here it is served up by super-cute Jenny, who’s the manager here.
Looks great, let’s dig in and try a piece of this pie.
I got the Supreme, which is sausage, onion, mushroom and bell peppers. As you can see the crust is almost paper thin and the sausage is really ground fine. One thing that’s unique about their pizza is that it’s not loaded with cheese, there’s enough there for the taste to be there, but not as much as on most pizzas. The other toppings stand out more and the sausage is particularly tasty.
Well, that’s all I can handle for this sitting, the rest will be used for our cold taste-test tomorrow.
Before we leave, I had to try that Trefzger’s cookie...
It’s...amazing! They didn’t lie!
And on the way out I met the man who cooked up tonight’s pizza pie, Brandon. Thanks to Brandon, Katie and Jenny for a wonderful night and some great food at Davis Bros. Pizza!
And now it’s the next day and that means it’s time to go straight to the fridge, dad!
Just as good if not better! I was wondering how the thin crust would hold up and it didn’t wilt at all. We’ll see you all tomorrow!