Pizza Mind hits the spot When I've Got Pie on My Mind

   Ms. T.J. and I have been scoring carry-out from this hoppin' West Asheville Pizza joint since it opened in Spring 2017. Nights -- and especially weekend nights -- are wildly popular at this pizza and sandwich joint -- we've always enjoyed our pie in the quiet and endless beer inventory of the house.
   This week, I've been craving pizza like a dog digs a bacon treat. Having expended the leftovers, I headed over the Pizza Mind for lunch.
   Lunch, it turns out, is pretty chill. It's quiet, some business lunch folks, some beer geeks, plenty of parking.
   But let's get back to the pizza. I chose a personal pie ($8), added pepperoni ($1.50), and green pepper ($1). It arrived hot and loaded with big ol' slices of pepperoni and nice chunks of bell pepper. Pizza Mind dough appears to have a whole wheat or stone ground wheat element -- it's cracking crispy on the edges and still has plenty of character in the center of the pie.
   My seatmate at the bar ordered a Cold Italian ($9) that came stacked high with hard salami, smoked ham, pepperoni, banana pepper, romaine, Provolone, roasted red pepper-balsamic aioli on a Geraldine’s bread hoagie roll. He admitted, as he withdrew the Excalibur-sized steak knife holding the whole thing together, that he probably couldn't finish it himself. A heaping bowl of waffle fries ($2) was rounding out his truly Hungryman's meal.
   Great selection of draft and packaged beer. Wednesday nights find a discount on food AND bottles of wine. There is a great selection of apps and salads, a kid's menu and gluten free pizza crust option. Enjoying beer at Archetype Brewing? Get your Pizza Mind to go.
Pizza Mind, 285 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806. 828.575.9181. Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Sunday noon-midnight.

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