Tucked away in a corner right in the heart of the Beaverdale neighborhood, GoodSons Pizzeria is a newer establishment. Formerly Jersey Guys Pizza, owner Aaron Millik bought the place last year and has quickly put his own stamp on the restaurant. He runs this place, as well as the GoodSons Bar close by. I have been a fan of GoodSons' award winning wings for a while, so I was pretty excited to see what they could do with sandwiches & pizza.
Seeing the menu, I couldn't pass up their smoked wings. These are the same recipe from GoodSons, who won the local "Wing Ding" best sauce award in last year. These wings had a delightfully smoky flavor, with a tangy sauce with just the right amount of heat. And these wings were huge, with a ton of meat. I had to take some home, otherwise I would have devoured them all & had no room for the deliciousness to come.
When it comes to pizza, my love has no limit. Pizza is my spirit animal. It is my heart, soul, & is most likely covering my arteries. I love it in all shapes, sizes, & forms. You could say, I like it. So I had to grab a slice of pepperoni & give their "Jerseyville Style" a try. The crust is a standout here. Nice & crispy, with a combination of herbs that really makes this pizza unique. Plenty of toppings & sauce, with a fantastic combination of herbs & spices to compliment the crust. And there's plenty to like on the menu. I'm definitely coming back to try some of their specialties, particularly the Drunken Hawaiian & the very intriguing "The Evil Son," which employees told me was coming soon & would have all the heat I could handle.
Finally, I tried their Philly Cheesesteak, complete with all the fixin's, as was intended. Maybe the true standout of the whole trip, the bread in particular I want to note here. If you haven't noticed by my love letter to pizza, carbs & bread are kind of my thing. I have a pretty high standard when it comes to bread, & this hoagie definitely met it. Toasted to perfection, and piled high with juicy steak, melty cheese, & chock full of peppers & onions, this is a Cheesesteak that would make Philadelphia proud.
All in all, this was a fantastic lunch trip. I'm typing this now after waking up from the food coma that followed. I will definitely be back soon for some more of that tasty pizza. GoodSons doesn't do this place justice as a name; their food is better than good.
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