Tasty times at Wood Stone Craft Pizza & Bar | Rock Candy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tasty times at Wood Stone Craft Pizza & Bar

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 3:44 PM

click to enlarge befunky_collage.jpg

I've always got a running list of places that I want to try, and Wood Stone Craft Pizza & Bar in Fayetteville has been on it since I first heard of its opening last year. Opened by the folks behind the farm-to-table favorite Greenhouse Grille, I'd heard good things, so when I found myself in Fayetteville recently, I made a point to stop in for some lunch. There were some really good things going on at Wood Stone, even if not everything was perfect.

First up, a kale and artichoke dip, a play on the classic spinach and artichoke version. The wood-oven toasted bread was fantastic, and the creamy Asiago base of the dip was quite nice. Unfortunately, kale doesn't get quite as soft as spinach does, leaving the texture of the dip a little less than desirable. The flavors were there, though, so if you like creamy dips like this, I recommend it, especially with that grilled bread.

Our pizza, the Blanco, was a cheese lover's dream: mozzarella, feta, Parmesan and Gorgonzola all combined with a creamy bechamel to make for a gooey, flavorful delight. The Gorgonzola was particularly nice—not overpowering, but nice and pungent, making me wish more pizza places would look into putting cheese like this in the mix more often. The crust was less impressive, though—despite the thin layer of toppings, there was some serious droop factor going on with every slice, and a nice, crisp crust would have been just the thing to turn this pie from decent to delicious.

Still, even with a couple of issues, I was still happy with my meal at Wood Stone. It's obvious that a lot of care has gone into the recipes and ingredient selection, and I'll definitely be back for another round next time I'm in town.

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Michael Roberts

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation