This post is written by Casey Brown, Sales and Development Assistant for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey.
There’s an intersection in Olde Towne East that is creating quite a buzz. Where is that you ask? Why, it’s Oak St. and 18th. After many well laid plans, but failed execution attempts, I made my way to this one stop shop for quite the culinary treat! This intersection plays host to two much talked about businesses: Olde Towne Tavern and Yellow Brick Pizza. On this trip I visited Yellow Brick Pizza. However, you can’t miss Tavern Olde Towne’s beet sliders (trust me!).
As soon as I walked into Yellow Brick Pizza, I knew the place was something special. The décor was a mix of old and new, different and well, even more different. My favorite was somewhat an oxymoron of a massive shrunken head looking object. I was waiting for the head to start talking like something out of Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple.
On to the food, but I’d first like to give a disclaimer that I did not order this all for myself; I had some hungry helpers with me. I started with the Elliott Salad, which had blue cheese crumbles and candied walnuts, one of my most beloved salad topping combinations. Next came the tater tots, because, honestly, when there are tots on the menu, who can resist?! The tots were hot and crispy, but we should have splurged on an order with one of their topping combinations.
For the pizza we had a difficult time deciding, but we ordered the Big O and the Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder. The Big O was a delicious mix of ingredients like feta, artichoke, garlic and pesto. While the Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder was totally new and different with toppings like corn, roasted red pepper and spicy kale. That’s right - spicy kale! If you’re ever being forced to eat kale against your will, this is the place to do it! Perhaps the best part of the pizza was the hand-thrown crust that was baked to a crispy perfection.
Lastly, I should mention that their beer menu is quite expansive for whatever vessel you like to drink your beer through - draft, bottle or can. For those of you that aren’t so interested in beer, they also have Mexican Coke and Abita Root Beer to name a few.