Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Afton Pub & Pizza in Concord, NC. This family owned restaurant offers a complete list of Italian dishes, specialty pizzas, sandwiches and a variety of appetizers. 

Dora here. Afton Pub & Pizza (Pub) is the sister to Afton Tavern (Tavern), my go-to restaurant (read favorite). From the picture, you might be able to tell it's tucked in a mixed residential/retail environment, a fabulous, relaxing place to hangout on the weekend or stop by for dinner on your way home from work. While we visit the Tavern for our favorite salads, the Pub is all about the pizza for us. :)

We start with Garlic Knots. Warm fresh baked dough, drizzled with garlic butter, flaked with parmesan cheese and served with marinara sauce. These garlic knots were large, soft, and full of garlicky flavor and the marinara sauce complemented well. They were outstanding and I could have made an entire meal just eating them. 

Garlic Knots
Dora here. Me too! Buttery. Soft. Doughy. Lick-your-fingers for the last speck of parmesan delicious!

We followed that with a Ryan’s 4 X 4 pizza. Pepperoni, bacon, prosciutto, and a ton of cheese including mozzarella, parmesan, Monterey jack, and cheddar with a hint of red sauce. This pizza was great, cooked perfectly, and loaded with ingredients. This thick crust pie is the best that we have tasted since living in North Carolina.


Ryan's 4x4 Pizza, extra parm on hubby's side
Dora here. Everybody has their favorite pizza, right? I'm a Chicago style pizza fanatic, but good luck finding a deep dish like that here! The Pub's 4x4 comes in a close second. Thick and cheesy, with just the right amount of dough to cheese ratio, and I really appreciate that it's not heavy on the marinara. Totally satisfying for those pizza cravings, and of course, we brought much of this big boy home.

We rate this restaurant 5 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving outstanding food.


What's your perfect pizza?

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Afton Pub & Pizza in Concord, NC. This family owned restaurant offers a complete list of Italian dishes, specialty pizzas, sandwiches and a variety of appetizers. 

Dora here. Afton Pub & Pizza (Pub) is the sister to Afton Tavern (Tavern), my go-to restaurant (read favorite). From the picture, you might be able to tell it's tucked in a mixed residential/retail environment, a fabulous, relaxing place to hangout on the weekend or stop by for dinner on your way home from work. While we visit the Tavern for our favorite salads, the Pub is all about the pizza for us. :)

We start with Garlic Knots. Warm fresh baked dough, drizzled with garlic butter, flaked with parmesan cheese and served with marinara sauce. These garlic knots were large, soft, and full of garlicky flavor and the marinara sauce complemented well. They were outstanding and I could have made an entire meal just eating them. 

Garlic Knots
Dora here. Me too! Buttery. Soft. Doughy. Lick-your-fingers for the last speck of parmesan delicious!

We followed that with a Ryan’s 4 X 4 pizza. Pepperoni, bacon, prosciutto, and a ton of cheese including mozzarella, parmesan, Monterey jack, and cheddar with a hint of red sauce. This pizza was great, cooked perfectly, and loaded with ingredients. This thick crust pie is the best that we have tasted since living in North Carolina.


Ryan's 4x4 Pizza, extra parm on hubby's side
Dora here. Everybody has their favorite pizza, right? I'm a Chicago style pizza fanatic, but good luck finding a deep dish like that here! The Pub's 4x4 comes in a close second. Thick and cheesy, with just the right amount of dough to cheese ratio, and I really appreciate that it's not heavy on the marinara. Totally satisfying for those pizza cravings, and of course, we brought much of this big boy home.

We rate this restaurant 5 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving outstanding food.


What's your perfect pizza?

Afton Pub & Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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19 Comments:

At January 16, 2016 at 6:16 AM , Blogger Jill Weatherholt said...

You sold me with "it had a ton of cheese." That, my dear, is my kind of pizza! It looks delicious, as do the garlic knots...yum!

 
At January 16, 2016 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

I know, right? And just looking at those garlic knots makes me want to go back. :D

 
At January 16, 2016 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Gail Johnson said...

Yummy!I'm all about the garlic knots. That would have been enough!

 
At January 16, 2016 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

lol, I understand, Gail, but that pizza's just too tempting not to order. :)

 
At January 16, 2016 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Ann Ellison said...

Looks like a wonderful place to eat. The garlic knots look simply delicious.

 
At January 16, 2016 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Definitely, Ann. Relaxing, comfortable, and great food.:)

 
At January 17, 2016 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Jill,thoughts knots were great!

 
At January 17, 2016 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Gail, can you make a whole meal on knots? I think so.

 
At January 17, 2016 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Ann,it is a great place to eat and they have way more than just pizza.

 
At January 19, 2016 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Kirk Beard said...

One of our good friends Cameron White manages the Pub. It's one of our favorites also!

 
At January 19, 2016 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Kirk, the KFD lunch crew never seems to pick this place.

 
At January 19, 2016 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

What's your favorite meal there, Kirk?

 
At January 19, 2016 at 11:03 AM , Blogger Kirk Beard said...

We love the mozzarella empanadas and the bbq chicken pizza. Kaylee likes the Cams white pizza.

 
At January 19, 2016 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Kirk Beard said...

Sorry for the multiple posts, didn't show up at first!

 
At January 19, 2016 at 1:29 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

No worries, Kirk. It's a blogger glitch that keeps cropping up with mobile devices. Thought I'd fixed it, but it's baaaaack.

We'll have to try the empanadas and white pizza. Not sure I can talk Ernie into the bbq chicken. Lol

 
At January 29, 2016 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Kirk Beard said...

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At January 29, 2016 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Kirk Beard said...

The bbq chicken pizza is awesome! They make the sauce themselves, havent had one anywhere else that tastes quite like it.

 
At January 29, 2016 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Kirk, who would eat chicken on a pizza, where is the pork?

 
At January 29, 2016 at 5:28 PM , Blogger Kirk Beard said...

It has bacon on it if that helps.

 

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