Emporia – Radius Brewing Company
Recently I had a ticket to a concert in Emporia fall into my lap at the last minute. The trip to Emporia involved dinner too we decided, and Radius Brewing Company was chosen as our pre-concert destination. Located in downtown Emporia (Merchant St. and Hwy 50), Radius is right across the street from Bobby D’s BBQ, which is one of my old blog subjects for IPOP. It was nice to see Bobby D’s was still doing well a few years later with a line out the door on a Saturday night!
Like Bobby D’s, Radius is in an old store front that’s been there for a pretty long time. It’s a relatively narrow place that goes all the way through to the back alley. On your way to the seating area in the rear part of the place you can see through glass all the food being prepared right before your eyes. Watching the workers toss the crusts, assemble the pizzas, and operate the huge rotating brick pizza oven was kind of fun to see.
Before I left home I had studied the Radius menu long enough to know I was going to get one of their highly spoken of pizzas once I was there. I just picked a few of the “can’t miss” pork products like bacon, sausage, and pepperoni and then added some olives and mushrooms to balance things out a bit. It was an excellent pizza with a chewy crust that was crisp on the outside. The toppings all tasted great. The sausage was high quality stuff and the Fanestil bacon (from right there in Emporia as well) tasted great without being too fatty.
I washed it all down with a couple different beers from their brewery that were very good too. At this point I’m just looking for another reason to head back down to Radius so I can get another pizza, this time with some of their chorizo on it, and possibly another beer or three while I’m at it!
Until next time,