After browsing around The Bookshelf and chasing Mason up the sidewalk on Broad Street I decided it was time for lunch. I loaded him into his car seat, handed him his cars and backed out of the parking spot.
“What do you want for lunch buddy?”
“Pizza pie!” he exclaimed from the back seat.
With the decision made I pointed the car towards Moon Spin on Crawford Street. The restaurant sits about a block down next to a child consignment store. We arrived a little after 12:30 p.m. and there was a good lunch crowd inside. We sat down at a table near the front counter and looked over the menu written in chalk.
In addition to the standard toppings Moon Spin had a wide variety of specialty pizzas including the Blue Moon (blue cheese, Canadian bacon and mushrooms), Red Moon Rising (roasted red peppers and Sweet Grass Dairy chevre) and the Lucky Moon (arugula, feta, sliced chicken and sweet onion). I would have loved to try one, but knowing the chances that the little man would eat chevre were slim I opted for a 14 inch pepperoni and onion pizza. While we waited for our pizza Mason played with some crayons that our server brought him.
The interior of Moon Spin is cozy. The walls are painted a soft burnt orange and robin’s egg blue with a brownish grey at the bottom. A large mural made up of smaller pictures dominates one wall. The tables and chairs are chrome with chrome pizza stands on top. Two televisions hang over the counter/bar area where additional seating can also be found. The color palette works and the restaurant would not be out of place in an issue of Garden & Gun. The bathroom, floors and kitchen also looked spotless and freshly cleaned.
Our pizza arrived and I gave Mason a slice which promptly began to blow on. I slid one off of the metal pizza tray, added a couple of shakes of red pepper flakes, folded it in half and took a bite. The pizza was a perfect ratio of crisp crust to melted cheese, sauce and toppings. My favorite part was the crust. It was well made and when I thunked it sounded hollow like a good loaf of bread. I could have eaten all of the crust and left the innards of the pizza for Mason.
By this time Mason’s slice had cooled off enough and he took his first bite.
“Mmmmmmm!” he exclaimed.
I could not have said it any better myself as Moon Spin makes one of the best pizzas in the Tallahassee/Thomasville area, and I look forward to a returning when I can sample some slices of their specialties pizzas.
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