We have been in search of extra hidden gems additional exterior Indianapolis and bought the within scoop that this Stoney’s Sourdough Pizza place is the actual deal. They’re up in Kokomo in what appears to be like like an outdated Household Video retailer that’s now a comfort retailer for a gasoline station. I am a sucker for a pizza wall mural so I needed to pose for a photograph. Additionally, I nonetheless have individuals stealing my content material so I will hyperlink again to my Indy Pizza Weblog homepage.
This place has some quirks, nothing too loopy however some issues price declaring in case you are making Stoney’s your pizza tourism vacation spot. They’ve a couple of dozen bar top chairs in opposition to the window, after which two small cubicles contained in the comfort retailer facet. They solely have 2 liters as a result of they’re largely a carryout and supply enterprise, so we went and bought 32 oz fountain drinks from the comfort retailer for $1.50. The general public restroom can be positioned within the comfort retailer facet and it is for patrons solely (therefore, purchase your drink over there after which come again to the pizza facet to take a seat down).
The within is tremendous clear and appears prefer it was renovated previously couple years. There have been solely two workers working within the store and I believe just a few extra have been out doing deliveries. To dine in we bought our two pizzas and two sides in about quarter-hour it did not take lengthy in any respect.
I used to be trying this place up on social media forward of time and knew I wished to strive their Bread Pan Pizza, like a sourdough model of Detroit model. Every thing is sourdough, from the common pizza crust to the Garlic Parm Bites to the sourdough breadsticks.
The breadsticks have been somewhat dry however had a superb taste and texture. My favourite facet was the Garlic Parm Bites – they put them right into a bag with a beneficiant quantity of parmesan cheese and provides them a superb shake. There’s a ton of additional parm left within the backside of the bag. Get the Garlic Parm Bites, do not miss out!
The Bread Pan Pizza with pepperoni, because the identify implies, appears to be like prefer it was cooked in a 9×5 breadpan. This solely makes 2 fairly good sized slices of thick pan pizza, so I might both think about this like a private pan pizza or you might even order the Bread Pan Pizza as a facet dish. The sourdough taste got here by way of stronger within the pan pizza, and it was a wonderfully executed Detroit model with greasy golden spongy middle and cheese crisps across the prime.
The sourdough taste was extra refined within the common pizza crust, which was hand tossed model with massive foldable slices. We bought pepperoni and bacon on half and meat lovers on the opposite half. The toppings have been superb and all the things stayed in place – even on the meatlover facet with heaps of sausage, pepperoni, ham, and bacon the cheese stored all the things glued down so it did not do this cheese blanket factor the place all the things slides off directly.
In abstract, we beloved the sourdough twist that had simply sufficient zing to it with out being obnoxious. Our favorites have been the Garlic Parm Bites and the Bread Pan Pizza. Well worth the 45 minute drive from Indy and that is saying one thing!