Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 5, 2012: Lupi's (Cleveland, TN)

DAY 5: OCTOBER 5th, 2012

LOCATION: Lupi's (Cleveland, TN)

ORDER: 1/2 slice of Happy Margherita, 1/2 slice of Herb Chicken with Avocado

GUEST: Russ Dasher, Melanie Taylor Dasher, Bud Dasher, Kitzi Taylor, Robin Rothman

Tons of Toppings!  Lupi's, a local Tennessee chain, offers pick-up, dine-in, and carry-out pizzas with a vast array of topping options.  Everything from Avacado to Zucchini can be ordered on a slice or pie in addition to the signature pizzas.  I recommend the Happy Margherita which features a thick coating of creamy fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced plum tomatoes, and coated with a dense layer of diced basil.  All of the pies come served on a sturdy yet chewy crust, slightly charred in the gas powered deck ovens.  The underside reveals a lighter color indicated an uneven heat.  Some of the toppings are much more ambitious than tasty.  The avocado, for instance, even when combined with the herb chicken provided a nice creamy texture but not much flavor.  The eclectic non-intrusive music in the large dining area made Lupi's a great place not just for pizza but for socializing.  Considering the cuisine, great price on beer, and ambiance, Lupi's would be an ideal spot for college age kids.  I can attest that it is also family-friendly as I came with my family and everyone was very friendly.


 3.75 out of 5
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13.5/18 = .750 x 5 = 3.75

1. This was my nephey Russ Dasher's first pizza day!
2. My family and I are all in Cleveland, TN for my other sister (Valerie's) wedding.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Russ loved the gluten-free pizza--and he loved hanging out with two cool Manhattanites at Lupi's!