Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Donnie's Homespun Pizza

Donnie's Homespun Pizza is a funky little pizza place in our neighborhood. It is, without a doubt, the go-to place for vegan and vegetarian food in town and probably has the best lineup of craft beer and fun bottled sodas you'll find too! Stop by in the evening, and you may be able to catch their weekly Wednesday open mic night or any number of musicians they have play on their makeshift stage at the front. They also help organize a monthly street festival during the summer months that showcases local musicians, rock bands and artists. 

With the weather getting to be so nice we walked over and grabbed some of our favorite dishes for a late lunch and obviously had to play up the hippie rocker vibe. Because if we've said it once, we've said it a bazillion times: life is more fun with themed outfits.

Donnie's has a wonderfully relaxed and artistic atmosphere, which promptly greets you when you walk in the front door. Music posters, instruments, and art from local artists is prominently on display.

Molly was able to snap this picture above right before a rush of people arrived for afternoon snacks and cocktails. With the weather so nice, a number of people were enjoying their outdoor patio, too!

Molly is all about stouts and porters, so she went with the server's recommendation of the Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery, and was not disappointed. Jodi went with the craft ginger ale soda and her husband, who tagged along, went with the Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery. They also serve banana bread beer in a brown sugar rimmed glass that is absolutely life changing. 

The cheesy bread is an absolute no-brainer. It only costs like $4, and has a heavenly mix of butter and herbs on it. Oh, and cheese, glorious cheese. The bread is nice and light, so it's not too filling. You have to get it.

Molly went with the veggie melt pita wrap and added chicken, which was dynamite. Blue corn tortilla chips and homemade hummus top off their wraps and sandwiches, but are worth just getting on the side if they don't come with your order. A few of her other favorite menu picks are the sweet and spicy black bean burger, vegan sweet potato wrap, and the Sicilian and San Francisco veggie pizzas. Basically half the menu.

Jodi ordered the three cheese, spinach and artichoke thin crust pizza. You can order pizzas in several sizes, including individual 10" all the way up to large 16".  This pizza was the perfect size for a late afternoon lunch, plus it was so yummy! The cheeses paired perfectly with the spinach, artichoke and red sauce. A definite must try as well! Jodi's husband created his own Hawaiian style pizza, which he devoured in a matter of minutes. They have numerous toppings to build your own pizza, so you really can't leave disappointed. 

As we mentioned above, we went with a hippie rocker theme for our afternoon attire. Jodi paired a vintage style Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tee with a burgundy leather jacket and '70s style bell bottom flares. She rounded out the look with a floppy hat and camel colored tote. 

Molly took this opportunity to wear a new pair of black flares and a fringe hoodie that's really only good for certain occasions. This was clearly one of them. Oversized sunnies, a skull tee, and lots of jewelry round out a perfectly hippie rocker look.

Hope to see you soon at one of our very favorite neighborhood spots! Cheers!

-Molly and Jodi

Jodi's Outfit Details: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tee: Modcloth, Jacket: Modcloth (similar), Flares: Express, Hat: Badgley Mischka (vintage boutique find), Sunglasses: Nasty Gal

Molly's Outfit Details: Skull Top: H&M, Fringe Hoodie: Urban Outfitters, Black Flares: H&M (similar for $10!), Necklace: DIY from Hobby Lobby, Earrings: Kohl's and Target Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters, Ring: Forever 21

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