This week, the kind folks at Dewey’s invited me to a sneak preview lunch at their newest location in Dublin. I was excited for a multitude of reasons: 1) A Dewey’s is opening down the street from me. Enough said. 2) Getting out of the office for lunch? What is this sorcery. My lunch usually consists of eating at my desk and wistfully staring out a window. 3) Dewey’s is delicious.
The Dublin location is on Perimeter Drive, right off of Avery-Muirfield. Now, I know this part of town pretty well. I’m a frequent visitor to the Five Guys and Baskin Robbins right across the way. So, I cannot explain why I lost my sense of direction upon getting there–maybe I was overcome at the thought of amazing pizza? It happens.
After parking, I wandered to the wrong side of the building and stood there, mystified. Thom, who is Lexi’s proxy while she is out of town, watched as I moseyed away, blissfully unaware of him calling for me. After a bout of text tag, I bumbled back to the actual storefront. Whoops. Trust me, you will not make this mistake. The parking lot and building are straightforward. I’m just slipping in my old age.
No matter! There was pizza to be had! We walked into a lively crowd and took a seat at the bar.
Then came the daunting task of making decisions. Not an easy feat when I want the entire menu.
Our server promptly greeted us and rattled off their seasonal items: a strawberry macadamia nut salad (um, yes, give to me), and The Tito Santana: a pizza with taco sauce, chihuahua cheese, cheddar cheese, taco meat, red onions and corn chips with shredded lettuce. A chipotle ranch drizzle and diced tomatoes are added after the bake. Is this real life?
When it comes to customization, Dewey’s philosophy is anything goes (as long as it’s on the menu). This means you can personalize halves, even if the sauces on both sides are different. We ended up picking two specialty pie halves (the Meatball and the Killer Veggie), and I started with the aforementioned seasonal salad.
Thom went with the House salad (minus the goat cheese), and we got into a big debate over whose salad was better. Mine was clearly the winner. I want vats of the raspberry poppyseed vinagrette to douse on everything.
Although the pies are cooked to order (no frozen ingredients allowed), it didn’t take very long for our piping hot pizza to make an appearance.
Here’s a word to the wise. A small, 11-inch pizza is the perfect size for two people (and a few bucks cheaper!). We ordered the medium (13-inch), and couldn’t finish it. I know, we were ashamed of ourselves. Don’t judge us too harshly, we were saving room for dessert.
This cake was the stuff of dreams–a rich, enormous slab of confectionary delight filled with a ganachey/truffley filling (you can tell I’m not a baker). The other dessert option was a banana cream cheesecake. My only regret is that we didn’t spring for both, but with Dewey’s now conveniently in my backyard, I know I’ll be back soon.
Dewey’s Dublin opens Monday, May 26 and is located at 6540 Perimeter Drive. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
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