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Element Pizza: Every Component is Exquisite

I have to say that I wish I would have tried this place sooner. From the pictures that I had seen and write ups that I had read, I knew this place was a must try. With all of that said, I still had no idea that I would like it this much. Probably the best crust on a pizza that I have ever had. While they do try to make everything in-house with Ohio ingredients they do splurge on one key ingredient- special blend of flour from Italy…but they do purchase it from Columbus’ own Carfagna’s. The flour is needed for this superior crust- a crunchy outer coating around a soft & spongy interior.This dough is made fresh daily for their pies.

The ingredients atop the crust can be either of your own creation of combinations or you can pick from one of their thoughtfully put together 14 selections. The two that we ordered were their Americano pizza and their Arugula pizza. Of the two, it was the Americano that we enjoyed devouring the most. The amazing local pepperoni (that’s right, from right here in Columbus) to the fresh mozzarella and homemade tomato sauce; and then it is all dusted with some crushed red pepper. It’s the perfect amount of spice and DEFINITELY delicious. The second pizza, the Arugula, we both enjoyed. However, where Jason could have used less Arugula I tend to like my bacon more CRISPY (even a little burnt is fine by me)- but it was still a tasty spring pizza.

I got so excited to talk about the dough, that I skipped the beginning of our meal. We did start out with some great draft beers in mason jars and with an appetizer. If you come to Element’s and you like calamari then please do not leave without trying their Semolina Crusted Calamari. The calamari is superbly cooked and seasoned & they also serve it with an oil based sauce for dipping and some of their homemade marinara sauce. Personally, I couldn’t decide on which dipping sauce I liked more but Jason though the oil was the ultimate pairing.

Whether you drop by for lunch to grab one of their paninis or salads or decide to make a dinner out of Element Pizza you can not go wrong. The prices are very cheap, but the quality is a godsend. Also, if you live close by they will deliver to you if they aren’t too busy so call ahead and make a plan for some Element Pizza. I give this downtown Columbus restaurant TWO THUMBS UP!

Until Next Time,
Nikki

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Don’t Miss Out on the Black Creek Bistro!

It doesn’t matter if it’s lunch or dinner, their food items or drinks, you will ALWAYS enjoy yourself at the Black Creek Bistro (blackcreekbistro.com). At lunch it’s bustling and the menu is sandwich focused with sides of their Bistro Salad (my pictured side), a classic Caesar salad, fresh-cut fries or a Thai coleslaw. Dinner has a much more laid back feel, with less noise and commotion so that you can really enjoy your meal and company. Jason & I really love their weeknight specials with an amazing Happy Hour  (TRY IT!).

Depending on how the week goes, I try to have lunch there at least once and this Salmon BLT is my ‘usual’. Every bite is delicious and savory. From the applewood smoked bacon and pesto mayo to the fresh tomatoes and toasted slices of country wheat bread (allows me to believe that it’s healthy as long as it’s stacked between wheat bread) & the whole thing is topped off with a big piece of salmon. I also ask for a side of their Thai red pepper sauce (pictured next to the pickle) for my sandwich, to me all things taste better when they’re a little spicy! You cannot possibly leave the table hungry after spending just $11 for all that is pictured above.

If you are a conscientious eater you will also love spending your funds at a place like Black Creek. A place where they try to buy local produce, compost scrap food and support local artists by displaying their works on all the wall space they have. Everything about The Black Creek Bistro gets two thumbs up, including their amazing staff!

Until next time,

Nikki

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