I spent the last week at an elevation of 8,750 feet in the box canyon town of Telluride, Colorado. Evidently, due to its remote location it seems it may be difficult getting supplies into town. This unfortunately equals very few pizza places to choose from. I believe there are only two stores that actually sell pizza, and only one is open year round, Brown Dog pizza.
At first glance you wouldn’t be able to tell this restaurant sold anything but beverages with super high alcohol content. Even though the restaurant has “pizza” in their name, I think the main function of this business is a sports bar. Located on the main street, East Colorado Avenue, it can be easily found jammed pack with hardcore sports fans and dead heads with the munchies for pizza (luckily for them it’s only a few stores down from the local marijuana dispensary).
Sitting down, reviewing the menu, revising in my head what I’m going to tell the waitress, my dad doesn’t suggest, he tells me were getting a canadian bacon and meatball pizza. That’s probably the last kind of pizza I want to eat, right after a pizza dabbed with cigarette butts. My mom then tells me we’re getting a vegetarian pizza, and I have to beg her to get it without mushrooms; there is just something about a pizza with a fungus grown in shit on it that kind of skeeves me out, man. This really isn’t looking like im going to enjoy this pizza party, luckily the Phillies were on one of the 39 televisions pounding the Yankees asses, I could care about anything else at this point. Top of the 2nd while admiring Jason Werth’s beard, I smelt that Canadian bacon coming my way. At first glance this pizza looks like it was made by Digiorno, but I swear, it didn’t taste nearly as bad as that. I was surprised at how much I was enjoying this Canadian bacon and meatball combination. The sauce was real zesty, all though there could have been a little more of it. The mozzarella cheese had congealed to the perfect congealed-ness, and the bacon tasted really Canadian. Out of 10, I would give the foldability of the pizza around an 8, the bottom of the pizza could have been a little softer. Overall I’d give the pizza a 7.5/10. As for the vegetarian pizza, it could have used a little more meat on it. It had too many onions, and not enough sauce. The vegetarian gets a 6/10.
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As for Brown Dog Pizza, it has a great location, cool logo, and awesome posters. As for the pizza, it could use a slight bit of work. “Voted best pizza in Telluride” I wouldn’t disagree since it seemed to be the only pizza I could find. I would still recommend it to the locals, or anyone in the Southwestern Region of Colorado.
Brown Dog Pizza
110 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO -(970) 728-8046