Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review: The Red Pepperoni

The corner of Cragmont Street (IN 7) and Main (IN 56) in Madison, IN now has two great places to stop, eat, and have a good time. The Red Pepper (see my review-June 22, 2012) was popular enough to spin off its Pizza business into its own place, right across the street. Just as the Red Pepper is a converted Standard Oil gas station, the Red Pepperoni is a converted Sinclair Gas station, with the air compressor and other nostalgic elements preserved. And the food on this side of the street is every bit as good!  I had the Thai Chicken Pizza (personal size, $7.99). It was phenomenal! A just-spicy-enough peanut sauce, large chunks of chicken, red peppers, shredded carrot, and blended cheeses, baked golden brown on a tender yet slightly chewy fresh crust. I will be back to try some of the other 14 specialty pizzas, though you can choose any other combination of toppings. The Italiano salad, ($6.95) with house Italian dressing, was also excellent. The assorted greens were fresh, and loaded with plenty of pepperoni, capacola ham, salami, mozzarella, banana peppers, onions, green olives, artichokes, and tomatoes.  There are also calzones, 6 different baked grinders,  6 salads, and a few appetizers and sides, like bread sticks, toasted ravioli, spinach and artichoke dip, loaded fries. Beverages include soft drinks, tea, and domestic and imported beers. Suzie served us our lunch promptly, and with a warm smile. The help all enjoyed the 80’s music track playing as much as we did, and it was great to be able to enjoy our meal with a staff that obviously liked doing their (very good) job. You’ve got to give this place a try!

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