If you haven't been to the Davis Square location of Flatbread Co. - I highly suggest you go. The bowling alley was recently renovated, complete with the large, open kitchen and wood-fired pizza oven that's familiar to Flatbread. The interior boasts 10 bowling lanes and a bar that extends almost the entire length of the place. As a bonus, Flatbread also puts a heavy focus on local, sustainable ingredients - which shows in their product. Their craft beer menu is also all local - no beer is made farther than New York.
The ALLocal Dinner Party included all different kinds of Flatbread pizzas, as well as vegetarian and non-vegetarian salad...
...Which ended up being a problem. When we first filled up our plates (before going back for thirds...and fourths), the salads were not labeled as such. Since this was promoted as a vegetarian-friendly event from the get-go, we just assumed all of the salads were meatless. Well, after almost 20 years of being meat-free, Z had his first bite of bacon - and was not happy (rightfully so). When he explained the issue to the woman running the event, she was understanding and rectified the situation by labeling the salads as vegetarian when applicable. I did, however, load up my plate with the "vegetarian" salad afterwards, only to find it still contained hunks of bacon. Wicked bummer.
Despite the salad fiasco, the beer, pizza and chocolate cake (not pictured) were all very delicious.
|Mayflower Pale Ale.|
The bowling was great, too!
I hit one spare the entire evening - not bad, for me!
All in all, it was a great evening - and I highly suggest if/when you go to Flatbread, to ask for Keri (hopefully I'm spelling her name right) as your waitress. She rocked.
What's your favorite restaurant in the area that utilizes local/organic/sustainable sources? Personally, I also love Bergamot!