Oh. My. Gosh.
So I have a little blogging secret.
When I visit a restaurant, I take loads of pictures and write my review. I schedule the review to go up on the blog pretty well in advance. And since I only update the blog once a week (every Friday!), the reviews you read are usually from a visit I made a few weeks prior.
But with this place I’m about to talk about, I couldn’t wait a few weeks to write about it. I didn’t want to wait.
No. I had to talk about Epic Pizza & Subs right away. This cute little spot is located in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.
I visited Epic last night with my uncle.
He’s friends with the owner, and he couldn’t stop raving about how good the pizza was. And if there’s one guy that really knows his food, it’s my uncle. He hasn’t steered me wrong. Ever. So when he suggested visiting the newly opened Epic Pizza, I was game. When do I ever turn down food? Answer: never.
The menu at Epic is pretty…well…epic.
Lots of salads, sandwiches, sides, and pizza to choose from.
Everything sounded good, and we were hungry, so we sampled a bit of just about everything.
Up first? The fries. These were garlic, parmesan, and herb fries. They were piping hot and delicious! I couldn’t get enough of these.
We also had cheese garlic bread:
This was also fantastic! Cheesy, soft, warm, and delicious. This was a total carb fest. Have I mentioned how much I love carbs? Mmm.
Next up? Buffalo wings.
These were spicy, which I loved. You all know how I feel about spicy food, right?
Can you believe we still had room for more food? We had mozzarella sticks next:
These were super tasty, especially with the marinara sauce.
Our last appetizer? The garlic knots.
I saved the best for last on purpose. These garlic knots were unbelievable. Unbelievable. They were soft, hot, cheesy, and super super garlicky. I’m so glad I wasn’t on a date! These were my absolute favorite.
After chatting and letting the food settle, we were ready for round two. Yes, there’s a round 2! We don’t play around. Obviously.
We ordered an Epic Burger to share.
The epic burger featured a blend of all natural ground beef, cheddar cheese (you can also choose American if that’s what you prefer), lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and Epic sauce. We ordered it cooked medium, and it was perfect. Juicy, flavorful, and thick! I loved it.
Oh, and what is epic sauce, you ask? Check this out:
This amazing sauce featured a variety of spices, including dill and adobo peppers. And crack. I’m pretty sure the secret ingredient was crack. We couldn’t stop eating this. And you better believe that we dipped everything in here! So good.
And because we could visit a place called Epic Pizza & Subs without trying pizza, we ordered a small White pizza to sample:
This had mozzarella, ricotta, and another cheese whose name escapes me. That’s not important. What is important is the fact that this pizza was terrific.
I think this had something to do with it:
Check out that pizza oven! This monster cooks pizza in two minutes flat. Is that impressive or what? I had fun watching the guys play with the dough and bring the pizza to life.
Yum. Who doesn’t love hand tossed pizza?
After all of this food, I could have rolled out of the place. But dessert beckoned. And who am I to say no to dessert?
We tried the gooey butter cake and New York Cheesecake first.
The gooey butter cake was fantastic. My uncle and I couldn’t stop raving over how good this was. And they served it warm! I’ve never had warm gooey butter cake before, and now I’m afraid there’s no turning back. Do yourself a favor and order this. And make sure they serve it to you warm! So. Stinking. Good.
The cheesecake was amazing as well. Easily some of the best cheesecake I’ve had in my life. I especially loved the graham cracker crust. Perfect!
Just when I thought I couldn’t fit another morsel into my mouth, this comes out:
Zeppole. This was a pastry that reminded me of a mix between funnel cake, a donut, and a cream puff. It was topped with caramel sauce and powdered sugar, and was filled with thick cream.
Service at Epic was attentive and speedy. Our food came out really quickly, and was always piping hot. And the prices were very reasonable. I absolutely recommend Epic Pizza & Subs. Two cheesy and garlicky thumbs up!
I’m still in shock at all of the food that we consumed. I have a feeling I’m going to be full for a very, very long time.
See you next week!