Thursday, April 26, 2012

Local Lunches - Dion's Pizza

Today's edition of Local Lunches visits a local pizza staple. I mean, who in Albuquerque hasn't visited Dion's Pizza?

Outside of Dion's Pizza on 4th Street in Albuquerque, New Mexico

I'll tell you up front, my favorite item to order is a slice of sausage and green chili pizza. But for today I decided to venture into unknown territory. Someone suggested taking a vegetarian sub and adding chicken to it.

So I did. And the result was a pile of veggie-liciousness.

Vegetarian sub with chicken from Dion's Pizza in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Vegetarian sub with chicken from Dion's Pizza

Besides the mounds of olives, mushrooms, red onions and bell peppers, it has my beloved green chile.

And if the sub's not enough, you can always order up a slice of pizza or some cheesy garlic toast. Just don't forget their own, Dion's-branded ranch. In fact, I suggest ordering a bottle to-go.

Red chili flakes and parmesan cheese shakers

Sprinkling red chili flakes on a slice of Dion's pizza
A dash of red chili flakes 
Sprinkling parmesan cheese on a slice of Dion's pizza
A sprinkle of parmesan cheese
A piece of cheesy garlic toast dipped in marinara from Dion's Pizza
Marinara is good 
A slice of cheesy garlic bread dipped in Dion's Ranch
But their ranch is so much better!
I also had a chance to sneak in with my little sister's class for a quick tour behind the counter. I think just about every student in Albuquerque has that experience at least once in their life.

A worker spreads marinara sauce on a Dion's pizza

A worker puts pepperoni on a Dion's pizza

Submarine sandwich station at Dion's Pizza in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Where the sub sandwich magic happens

Well what are you doing sitting there? Go order up some Dion's!

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