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Each week, the guys and I visit a local pizza joint. Our mission: to find the best pie in Columbus. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!
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Here are our rankings so far:
Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus: 26.5/30.
Pasquale's in Westerville: 25.5/30.
Little Sicily's in Brice: 25.0/30.
Bridge Street in Dublin: 25.0/30.
Late Night Slice in Clintonville: 25.0/30.
Anthony's in Bexley: 25.0/30.
Vick's Pizza in Reynoldsburg: 24.0/30.
Capuano's in Pataskala: 24.0/30.
Pizza Cottage in Buckeye Lake: 23.5/30.
Adriatico's in Columbus (OSU): 23.5/30.
Dewey's in Grandview: 23.5/30.
Carsonie's in Upper Arlington: 23.5/30.
Bruno's in Columbus: 23.5/30.
Tristano's in Grove City: 23.0/30.
Joseppi's in Columbus (West Broad): 23.0/30.
Little Italy's in Groveport: 22.5/30.
Big Cheese Pizzeria in Blacklick: 22.5/30.
Iacono's in Hilliard: 22.0/30.
Yellow Brick in Columbus: 21.5/30.
Tammy's in Grove City: 21.5/30.
Payne's in Delaware: 21.5/30.
Pizzeria NY in Pickerington: 21.5/30.
Plank's on Parsons Ave: 21.5/30.
Romeo's in Reynoldsburg: 21.0/30.
Bellacino's in New Albany: 21.0/30.
Tommy's in Upper Arlington: 20.5/30.
Antonio's in Westerville: 20.5/30.
Pizza House in Worthington: 20.5/30.
Brooklyn Pizza in Powell: 20.5/30.
Kingy's Pizza in Canal Winchester: 20.0/30.
Eagle's in New Albany: 20.0/30.
Flyer's Pizza in Groveport: 20.0/30.
Possum Holler in Obetz: 19.5/30.
Emelio's Pizza in Columbus: 16.5/30.
Houndogs in Clintonville: 15.5/30.
Possum Holler Pizza: 1876 Lisle Ave Obetz, OH 43207.
We are the Men's Pizza Coalition. Our mission is to find the best pizza in Columbus. So, where do we end up this week? Well, we found ourselves at Possum Holler Pizza in Obetz. This place is right next to train tracks - about a 20-minute drive south of the city.
There is some construction going on, so it took some time to find this place. And that's a bad combination - a group of hungry men navigating detours while on a quest for food. But, nevertheless, with the help of Paul's droid phone, we found it.
When we first walked in, I honestly felt like the store had not been completed yet. The decor was very "undone" as I'd describe it. Under construction, maybe? But, it didn't bother this group of hungry men.
Paul placed our order: The Possum / Meat Pizza, Pepperoni, Ham and Pineapple / Veggie. The Possum and Veggie were both really close in taste and toppings to eachother. But, the Meat pizza had the most toppings we've ever seen on a pie. Dang - this thing was heavy in the box and it was loaded with lots of dead animals. The Pepperoni was pleasantly piled on as well.
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Overall, the taste was average. It wasn't bad - it's just that there wasn't anything we tasted that stood out. There wasn't any menu item that really knocked us off our seats. The best part was clearly the toppings - they had tons and tons of them. Not lacking in this department, however. Possum Holler would be a great local place, but not necessarily worth going out of our way for.
And the score for Possum Holler...
Atmosphere (out of 5): 3.0 (not bad, felt undone).
Price (out of 5): 3.0 (about $12 a guy).
Location (out of 5): 3.0 (kinda windy way to get there).
Service (out of 5): 3.0 (decent service, good guys working the place).
Taste (out of 10): 7.0 (it was average - not bad, mind you).
BOTTOM LINE: 19.50 is the score for Possum Holler. The appeal for a place like this is it is clearly a spot for the locals to enjoy some pizza made by fellow locals. It was really neat to see the interactions between the customers and staff because you could tell there was a definite mutual appreciation. Overall, not a bad experience. It just that nothing really "wowed" us. If you live in Obetz, a good place to visit. If you live in Columbus, maybe not worth the haul. Your choice - we wouldn't discourage you either way.