I was Googling around for a pizza parlor for this week and I came upon a place called, Farmington Pizza Company. Upon further inspection, I see that there’s a bar attached to the restaurant called, Acme Saloon. A saloon attached to a pizza company, that sounds perfect to me! But before we head out...
Check out this box that arrived at MBIP Headquarters today.
It’s sent to Marty M.B.I.P. That right there is a clue and I’m always amazed that these packages show up without my last name attached. It’s from Tabasco Catalog, so I’ve got a little idea as to what might be in here. We know it’s not Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, that’s for sure!
Whatever it is, it’s pretty heavy.
Wow, check this out, my own Tabasco Sauce stand with seven varieties of Tabasco Sauce! How cool is this? And I had a feeling who sent this and I got it confirmed. None other than one of my favorite commenters and quote-givers: Ragin’ RR! Thanks, so much, Ragin’ RR, I truly appreciate this. I think what I’ll do is take a different bottle every week and try out the different varieties for seven weeks. Keep on scrolling to see which one I picked for this week. Thanks again to Ragin’ RR for such a cool and generous present!
Armed with a bottle of Tabasco sauce it’s off we go in search of Pizza Pie number 25. We’re almost halfway through this journey!
And through the magic of the interwebs you’re spared a ride that was about three times longer than I thought it was. I missed having Scott Turley, MBIP wheel man doing the driving. But we’re here and this is an impressive building, but where’s the sign?
It’s right here. The front of the building looks great but I did some research and found out that...
The Acme Saloon is in back. I prefer Saloons to restaurants, so we’ll go in this way.
Love that stone wall. Stoned Love!
Great wooden bar in here and there’s a seat just crying out for me to plop into.
So I plopped away as friendly bartender Scott serves up the first beer of the evening. Actually, it’s the third, I had two at the MBIP Headquarters while marveling at Ragin’ RR’s Tabasco gift.
The wooden beam ceiling in here gives the place a real rustic feeling.
And check it out, a dinner bell! I think that’s the first dinner bell I’ve ever taken a picture of since I started blogging over four years ago!
Here’s the middle of the bar and some of the liquid inventory behind it.
There’s a dining area over here at the end of the bar with another stone wall. Love the stone walls!
This doorway leads to the dining area, let’s take a look, shall we?
Wow, this is a spacious area. I’m here near closing time, so it’s emptied out.
There’s wooden booths up here lining the front wall with chandeliers hanging over them.
This is Emily cleaning things up and flashing us a pretty smile.
Meanwhile back at the bar, meet James, who’s the owner of the bar and restaurant. James took it over from his dad, who started the restaurant 1976. Quite a history in here and it’s cool that the place is being kept in the family.
And back at my seat, it looks like it’s just about dinner time. Which is good, I’m starvin’ like you know who.
I thought for the first week of the Tabasco Sauce run, we'd go old school and use the original recipe.
I had read online that the fried onions here were really good, so I thought we'd try them out as an appetizer and here's Scott serving up a basket of them.
These certainly lived up to their online reputation. Crispy, light and savory deep-fried onions, delicious!
Now on to the main course, here's Sco0tt with this week's pizza pie!
There it is, pie number 25. I got it with sausage, onion, ham and extra cheese. It looks mighty tasty!
The first two slices have been placed on the cooling plate as I order another beer and wait to take the first bite.
The pizza is really good here. The sauce has a nice flavor and it intermingles well with the generous toppings. The sausage is definitely the dominant taste on the pizza and it has a smoky and savory flavor to it. The crust is thin, but not cracker thin and it has a nice texture.
And now it's time for the next day cold pizza tasting. As you can see, I'm halfway through the Kite Tail six pack that Scott brought over last week.
It's delicious. We'll see you all tomorrow!
Three Chef Boy Ardees—Great tasty pizza in a bar/restaurant with wonderful rustic ambiance. The original Tabasco sauce complimented the pizza nicely, but one thing troubles me, when I got home I couldn't find the Tabasco sauce. At first I thought I had left it behind at the bar, but as I was putting this post together, I kind of remember putting it on top of my car as I took some photos outside before I left. Now I'm afraid I may have taken off with the bottle on top of my car and it may have flown off and busted in their parking lot, leaving a mess. I'm going to call James tonight and find out, I'll let you know tomorrow if that did indeed happen.
Farmington Pizza Company/Acme Saloon
1095 E Fort Street
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Bonus Birthday Card From Jaws the Cabbie!
Today is MBIP pal, Contributor and Wheel Man, Scott Turley’s birthday. I took him out to the zoo and that’ll be posted tomorrow. In the meantime, Jaws the Cabbie made this zoorific Happy Birthday card for Scott! Thanks, Jaws and Happy Birthday, Scott!