It is no secret that I love and adore Reuben sandwiches. What is not to like? Sauerkraut, Corned Beef, and delicious thousand island dressing. Furthermore, who does not like rye bread either. My wife and I wanted some good hearty food and something that was local, nothing touristy. The first priority was good food, and Pizza By The Chef in Hollister, Missouri caught our eye right away without much hesitation.
I was eager at first to end my hunger with a familiar kind of pizza: a meat lovers. The pizza that Amanda had on her mind was the Reuben Pizza. The idea sounded good. But the mustard glaze for the sauce was said to be spicy. I was somewhat hesitant due to this. But, upon consideration I realized my wife was right. We could not get this where we’re from. I dove in and through caution to the wind with her.
This pizza was better than I imagined it to be. The hand tossed crust was made fresh that day. The sauerkraut was not overpowering like some Reuben sandwiches have. The corned beef was magnificent. Furthermore, the mustard glaze was not as zingy as I feared it would be. It was a delightful meal and I’m glad I got to enjoy it. What I enjoyed too about this restaurant is that they have a delightful craft beer selection.
They have beers by Boulevard and Deschutes. I washed my pizza down with a few pints of their Black Butte Porter. They also have domestics including Anheuser-Busch products. Amanda, my wife enjoyed a Bud Light. You can read my review of Deschutes Black Butte Porter here.
This is a restaurant to try if you are tired of the strip that is Branson’s. Heck, the place reminds me a little bit of New Vegas, just functional (I’ve never been to Las Vegas in real life, although it is on my list of things to do). Try this restaurant if you enjoy good pizza and demand it. You will not be disappointed with Pizza By The Chef in Hollister, Missouri. Put it on your to-dough list. There’s also a location in Branson West, Missouri.
Visit their website. (Branson West Location)