When we think of Oktoberfest, there are three things that come to mind:
And pizza, of course.
But it wasn’t until our first visit to Primo Brothers Pizza, a 32-year-old Lake Highlands restaurant, that an Italian staple bumped bratwurst off our list (sorta).
The Oktoberfest Pizza kicks off six months of pizzas with international flair at the quaint neighborhood joint and it’s a doozy of a debut.
The combination of curry, paprika, sugar and red wine vinegar that create the curry wurst sauce provides the first flavor punch that wakes up our taste buds, followed by layers of gouda cheese, ground bratwurst, sauerkraut, Yukon Gold potatoes, diced onions and bacon before being sprinkled with fresh chives once out of the oven.
The monthly pizzas are an effort to highlight the international influences on traditional New York-style pizza, which just like any pizza place in the five boroughs, can be ordered by the slice.
But trust us, you’ll want a whole pie. Along with a Blue Salad (spinach, mandarin oranges, bleu cheese and toasted walnuts) and a steaming plate of garlicky shrimp scampi and pasta for good measure. Because the plump shrimp is baked in the oven, it takes on a different flavor and texture than other scampi versions and we love it.
Best of all, everyone who works at this family-owned business is remarkably friendly, welcoming and full of smiles.
Quite possibly the only thing that makes them different than a pizza place in New York.
Primo Brothers Pizza
Pizza of the Month Selections: $13.99 (12 inches); $27.99 (14 inches); $19.99 (16 inches)
9310 Forest Lane, Suite 334, Dallas,