Friday, September 2, 2011

Westin Hotel bar (Urban Lounge) - Unexpected Pizza Find

I met up with some friends I hadn't seen in a couple of years at the hotel bar at the Westin at the Domain.  The Westin has a restaurant, Urban, that I haven't tried yet, but will get to eventually.  This is not a review of Urban, but of the Urban Lounge.

We were at the bar for about 90 minutes when some food service workers from another restaurant at the Domain came in and sat at the bar.  About 20 minutes after they arrived some wonderful smelling pizzas came out.  I'd had a small dinner, got hungry without realizing it, and those pizzas were smelling like they would be the cure for my hunger.  The bartender pointed us to the bar menu and saw the pepperoni and sausage pizza for $6.  We ordered one to share for the four of us.

Pizza with a cheesy slice

The pizza came out and it tasted as good as it smelled.  The crust was crispy on the edges, there was a generous amount of cheese, and the pepperoni was tasty.  The sausage was not like regular "Italian" style sausage it was chopped up link sausage.  It had a mild non-BBQy flavor and was very good.  The change-up in sausage was appreciated.  The pizza was very light on the sauce.  I really like sauces and condiments so this could have been an issue, but the light sauce worked on this style of pizza.

We all really enjoyed the pizza and will definitely be back for a late night bite, definitely better than any of the 6th street pizzas.  The pizza isn't going to outdo Homeslice, Reale's, Craig O's, or NoRTH, but it's really good for bar food.  Also a great deal price-wise considering the bar has typical hotel bar pricing ($4.50 domestic beers).

Close up view, picture ended up dark.

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