Harvest Pizzeria and Curio
Boy, do I love pizza. If you find yourself fin CBus looking for a stellar pizza pie, then I strongly urge you to head to Harvest Pizzeria in German Village.
Harvest Pizzeria opened a year ago and, like many restaurants in CBus as you have seen, is dedicated to using locally-sources ingredients. About 90 percent of ingredients are locally source. And, owner Chris Crader grows tomatoes and herbs used in the pizzas in his own backyard.
Now, let’s talk about the pizza. Chris said that he developed a thin, pastry-like curst in his home and after perfection he fired it off in the Harvest oven, and it failed. Almost giving up his pizza dream, he performed some culinary magic and perfected the crust to what it is today—simply amazing. And, CBus agrees, as this small pizzeria is serving up to 205 pies during dinner service.
Some of the specialty pies we tried on our visit included, Margarita, Sausage and Fennel, Mushroom, and Ohio Double Bacon, pictured below.
We had some salads too, which were fresh and delightful, but really it’s all about the pizza here. Be sure to save room for dessert because Chris’ mom makes home-made deep dish pies, such as apple and blueberry. If pie isn’t your thing, then the Butterscotch Budino- a pot of silky, creamy butterscotch goodness is what to get.
Located in the building next door to Harvest Pizzeria is Curio, a bar and lounge area where Travis Owens is inventing “culinary cocktails,” such as a margarita made with Kale and ginger juice and rimmed with smoked sea salt.
Travis is ready to take a risk with creating cocktails. If you don’t see anything you like on the unique menu, name your spirit of choice and Travis will pick your brain about what flavors strike your fancy and will produce a custom cocktail for you.
Pizza…pie…butterscotch…cocktails… what else more do you need? Maybe just a nap.