Monday, September 8, 2014

Las Vegas-End of Day1

We headed back to the hotel for a rest period.  The girls caught up with friends on their phones, while I read a chapter in a book that I had brought along.  Everyone was still wanting the pizza that we had imagined early in the morning.  I looked up the best pizza place in the area and discovered that we were only 20 minutes drive from Schoolhouse Pizza in North Las Vegas.  The drive there took us from some scary areas. 

One thing we loved was the art work on the sound barriers on the highway.  The city had put up metalwork in the shape of sheep, lizards, wolves, and rams.  There were also several different types of plant life created from the metalwork also.

The Schoolhouse Pizza place was in a small strip mall.  The inside of the restaurant had one chalkboard wall with the various pizzas and sandwiches listed.  The tables were covered with layers of white trash bags. After guests left a table, the employee would pull the bag up over the mess and in seconds a clean table was ready for the next patron.

The restaurant prepared a dough without commercial yeast.  The crust was crisp on the outside and very tender on the inside.  Instead of tomato sauce, the restaurant used a mildly garlic pesto that was delicious.  We ordered a sausage, mushroom, tomato and black olive pizza.  They used several different types of mushrooms, chunky tomato pieces and half olives. 

I had never had a pesto pizza before.  Now that my arm is healing more, I'll be trying various recipes to duplicate the crust and sauce.  We all love pizza and we really enjoy experimenting with different combinations.

The restaurant did a ton of take-out business.  The dine-in business was all males, except us.  The staff was great about explaining their menu and ingredients. It was a truly unique experience and some of the best pizza we had ever experienced.  They deserved the title of "Best Pizza in Las Vegas."

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