Hello once again to all tnt faithful. It was our pleasure to host a new member for this Tuesday's dining experience. Blake Shanahan was in attendance. Blake is a student at Indiana University and a popular/controversial cousin of ours. He was able to step away from his final exam preparation for a few hours to enjoy a nice evening at Barlo's Pizza.
Barlo's Pizza is a small attached restaurant found on the corner of Southport and Bluff Road near the Greenwood area. The atmosphere was casual and reminded me of somewhere I would eat after a baseball game or a place where high school kids meet up once class is out. The restaurant is a condensed area and reminded me at first of bad high school memories, however, all of that was erased after trying one of their delicious gourmet pizza's.
The menu at Barlo's Pizza is a creative menu filled with eclectic parings of toppings. As usual, here are a few appetizers and entrees we tried and loved. For starters, order the Italian garlic roll, but bring a toothbrush to follow. Strong flavor but still delicious. Bread sticks are a must at any pizza place and I can never find the right balance of pizza to bread sticks. I had very little room left for my main dish.
The portion of each pizza can be overwhelming, but who doesn't like left over pizza? Nick Shanahan does. Speaking of Nick, he and Blake shared the Devil's Own pizza, a combination of hot sausage, spicy sauce, jalapeno, and pepperoni. Another saucy pizza was the Southern Draw, ordered by Heath and Ashley. It's a barbecue pizza with mesquite chicken, red onions, and green peppers. Continuing on with bold ingredients, Laura ordered The Meat Market, filled with every type of meat imaginable. The Barlo's Chicken Club, requested by Wyatt, is a pie cluckin' good time filled with ranch, basil, fresh garlic, chicken breast and more. I enjoyed the flat bread pizza which is a focaccia dough topped with spinach, feta cheese, chicken, red onion, drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette.
If you are in the Southport area, please take some time to check out Barlo's menu. I promise you will not be disappointed. Barlo's Pizza can also be found at 5051 Kentucky Avenue next to Decatur Central High School.