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[photos] Salida, CO and Moonlight Pizza - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-03-01 07:00
Subject: [photos] Salida, CO and Moonlight Pizza
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Tags:colorado, food, photos, travel
While I was in Colorado last weekend, we stopped in Salida for lunch. After a misfire at a noisy, crowded restaurant, we wound up at Moonlight Pizza, which has some of the best pizza I've ever eaten.

They're a microbrewery and pizza joint scenic downtown Salida, inside what looks to me like an old gas station. There's a selection of craft brewed beers, and interestingly, craft brewed sodas as well. I had a truly bitching limeade from the tap, something I'd never encountered. Some of my tablemates enjoyed the beers.

And the food… We ordered a capicola, prosciutto and mushroom calzone, along with their T-Guns pizza — red sauce, spinach, pepperoni, tomatoes, cream cheese and jalapenos. Wow to both of those. Just wow. The crust was rich, flavorful and tender. The red sauce was slightly sweet with a very nice seasoning that you could taste even through all the other ingredients. And the topping combinations on both dishes were just amazing. I'm kind of a nut for savory food, and this really hit the spot. Truly amazing pizza.

Moonlight Pizza is highly recommended if you're ever in that part of Colorado.

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The view from downtown Salida

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[info]tillyjane (a/k/a my mom) walking the streets

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Weird mineral excrescences in a shop window

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Moonlight Pizza its own self

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The brewery operation

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The dining room

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The t-shirt

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Art on the walls

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Our very patient server (we were kind of a band of goobers)

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Part of the beer menu

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The taps their own selves

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My aunt and her sweetie

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Moi

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The remains of our table

Photos © 2012, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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russ
User: goulo
Date: 2012-03-01 20:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Looks like a cool place indeed!
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