The seven month steak tour turns 21 this week, so that means we can legally go somewhere and get a beer! And nothing goes better with beer than pizza, so I searched and found out that Monical’s Pizza is one of the only pizza parlors in town that offers steak as a pizza topping. Plus the Monical’s Pizza in the Willow Knolls Shopping Center just happens to have a tree in the middle of the dining room, which is perfect since this is the second day of our two day Dining With Trees series! So let’s skeedaddle over to Monical’s Pizza for a steak pizza with a tree situated in the center of the dining room!
Here we are at Monical’s Pizza. This place is just down the street from the MBIP World Headquarters, so it’s a handy and dandy stop on this meaty seven month steak tour. Let’s head inside and start the 21st week!
The foyer is nicely decorated with vintage ads for their individual Pizza pleaser meals and there's a wall that’s decorated up with a tribute to garlic. The only problem with this is that garlic gives me horrific heartburn, so let’s get inside before I have to go and make a Tum’s road trip.
There’s the pick-up counter, but we’re eating inside and I found not one, but two hostesses to guide me to tonight's dining table! Nice!
Glancing at the menu I saw the pizza topping that brought us here: Steak!
This is Casey, who’s the Assistant Manager here bringing an ice-cold bottle of Budweiser to the table and he took my order for the steak pizza. Now let’s take a look at...
Dining Room Tree Number Two!
This is the tree that’s located in the center of the Monical’s dining room and it’s a doozy! It’s all lit up and it has a sturdy base! As you look closer at it, you find stuffed animals hidden inside of it! Very cool and it’s a unique centerpiece for a dining room!
There’s also animals up in the rafters opposite the tree! There’s a Koala bear and a Chimpanzee gazing down at the diners below. Hello up there!
Meanwhile, back at my table, my salad has arrived. Monical’s has their own Sweet and Tart salad dressing that is really tasty! I put a liberal dose on the salad and it was crunchy and delicious.
I also got an order of Pepperollies which are an appetizer dish. They’re freshly baked rolls stuffed with Pepperoni and four cheeses. They come with Marinara sauce and they’re soft, savory and a real taste treat!
And now for the main course, the steak and cheese pizza. I took a close-up of the slices of steak on top of the thin crust pizza. I got extra cheese and a trick to do at Monical’s is to put some of the Sweet and Tart salad dressing on it. It really compliments the pizza nicely. Okay, I took a couple of pieces on a plate to begin the cooling process, because you should always let your pizza cool. It’s the pizza rules and I always obey them.
It’s also a good excuse to order up another beer! Cheers!
I love Monicals pizza, the crust is always thin and very crispy! This pizza was loaded with cheese and the steak was a tasty topping. I’ve never had a steak pizza and this was delicious!
On my way out I met Sophie, Ellen and Casey and got a shot of four of the friendly employees at Monical’s! Thanks to them and everyone at Monical’s for a fun and tasty evening! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
Three and a half Elsie the Cows—Monicals has great and delicious thin crust pizza and when it’s topped off with steak, it’s off the charts! Moo!
This is one magical and wonderful tree! It's not only sturdy and sparkly, it's also got stuffed animals hiding inside of it! I love it!
Dining Room Tree Rating
Four Sonny Bonos—Sonny would've come here to ski into this tree and he would've stayed to have the steak pizza, but sadly when you ski into a tree you die, so he wouldn't have been able to eat the steak pizza. Sorry about that, Sonny! Now make like a tree and leaf, don't worry, we got you babe!
4100 W Willow Knolls Drive
Willow Knolls Shopping Center
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