Gaines Street Pies is a Tallahassee legend, and with its new joint venture with Warhorse it’s sure to become a Tallahassee staple. What do college students love more than top-notch pizza and quality alcohol? Pretty much nothing beats that combo except maybe a nap coma after a long day of exams. I recently had the opportunity to gorge myself on the Mo Rockin’ (pictured below) and I’ve never left a place more satisfied with leftovers to spare.
The story of Gaines Street Pies is pretty simple: two guys looking to provide quality pizza to the community with fresh ingredients. All the pizza’s are made fresh, never frozen, with so many varieties it’s hard to choose.
You can customize your own pizza choosing from a variety of both original and off-the-wall ingredients. And if you’re not particularly creative, or have trouble making food-related decisions like me, you can choose from one of the many pizza creations they’ve made specialty. Choose from the Heroes or Villains list and have a ball.
Some truly special specialty pizza’s, and a few of my personal favorites are: The White Album (an all white sauce and cheese pizza that is utterly mouthwatering), Foxy Cleopatra (which is a hummus base pizza sure to impress any hummus and tomato fan), and the My, My! Breakfast Pie! (it’s basically breakfast on dough which is the ultimate breakfast for dinner meal).
If you’re not that into pizza, or maybe you’ve already devoured your allotted carb intake for the day, then there are plenty of other options to choose from. Appetizers and desserts at your beckon call, and delicious calzones and sandwiches for my fellow bread lovers.
On my latest trip I got to try the Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers served with their homemade ranch which allows for the perfect break from the kicking spice. I also have it on good authority that the Snickerdoodle Pie is mouth-watering and dough-licious (this food made cause punniness).
When you’ve made your rounds in the food department make your way next door to the connected War Horse, a whisky bar with crafty and unique drinks. The Florida Rickey is my personal favorite with its sour lime flavors. It’s your choice of St. Augustine Gin or Vodka with lime juice, club soda, and Florida Cane Sugar Syrup (probably the best part of the drink). They also have a pickle martini, the Get Pickled: Smirnoff Vodka, house pickle juice, and dry vermouth. Strange but surprisingly pleasing, this salty drink is sure to remind you of a crunchy dill.
Warhorse boasts a full bar with a variety of beer and wine selections on top of their menu of specialty cocktails. Check out their deals and happy hours on their Facebook page. As well, keep updated on the latest happenings at Gaines Street Pies by following them on Facebook.
#spoontip: Warhorse’s Weekday Happy Hour, from 4-7 pm with $2 domestics and wells, $3 calls and $4 select cocktails.
The atmosphere at both joints is mellow and welcoming. The comic book themed Gaines Street Pies is the perfect contrast to the dark fierce Warhorse. The two compliment each other well and Tallahassee can look forward to another enticing place to go out and enjoy great food, quality drinks, and fun atmosphere.