It’s a weekly decision that starts with trying to rationalize the purchase by weighing health benefits of the tomatoes in the sauce and ends with “Who cares?! I. Just. Want. Pizza.”
And now, it’s the newest addition of savory pie options in the area will give you (read: me) the excuse to order pizza again.
You’ll find Cappy’s Pizzeria in Suite 200 among the urban sprawl off C Avenue NE, sandwiched between Coffeesmith’s and home store, Laurel.
Step inside and you’ll find yourself surrounded by retro kitchen sets, handmade bar booths and a bright kitchen of white subway tiles. Black and white photographs, vintage signs and board games on the walls immediately give you that “at home” feeling. In fact, construction of the booths, tables and floors were all done by the owners and their family.
My first order with Cappy’s was carry out. I called at 5 p.m., right when they opened. I’m not sure if it was the fresh start to the shift that evening but by the time I hung up the phone, I felt like I had a new friend. He answered my questions, advised me on my order, suggested his favorites to try and all delivered at a leisurely pace that didn’t make me feel hustled or hassled.
The result? A medium half-sausage-half-pepperoni deep dish Chicago pizza, and a Greek salad; I thought I’d start small.
I arrived to pick up the order, and while my child explored the wall hangings and kitschy salt-and-pepper shakers, I took pictures of these small details.
After settling in at home, I found my Greek salad piled high with vegetables and feta. The dressing was a slightly sweetened version of the herbed oil and vinegar that traditionally comes with this particular salad. They even threw in a scoop of potato salad, a surprise bonus.
As I dove into the pizza, I noticed small bits of sausage covering the surface, and the savory, strong tomato base of the sauce. While technically a “deep dish” pizza, this piece was still durable enough to eat by hand. Two great slices of pizza later, my craving for a deep dish pizza adventure was fully satisfied.
Cappy’s Pizzeria, nearing its’ four-month anniversary, is giving the Cedar Rapids/Marion border reason to celebrate. And if you want to know how Cappy’s celebrate, check out its Facebook page to find things like secret words, discounts, and general happiness.