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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.

The view from downtown Salida

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

Weird mineral excrescences in a shop window

Moonlight Pizza its own self

The brewery operation

The dining room

The t-shirt

Art on the walls

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

Part of the beer menu

The taps their own selves

My aunt and her sweetie


The remains of our table

Photos © 2012, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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User: goulo
Date: 2012-03-01 20:27 (UTC)
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Looks like a cool place indeed!
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