We may have mentioned this before, but U.S. Pizza Co. is one of our favorite places to eat. We’ve eaten at several of their locations across the state, but here lately we’ve found ourselves at the Bryant location more often than any other — it helps that it’s just a few minutes away from where we live. We’re not always in the mood for pizza, though, but that doesn’t rule out U.S. Pizza as an option for a quick lunch by any means, because they’ve got a very respectable selection of sandwiches and salads that are well worth taking a look at (an a bite out of). In fact, the sandwich selection at U.S. Pizza is nearly as varied as their pizza menu, and the high quality of these sammies is just what what we’ve come to expect from the place.
One of my favorites to order is the New Orleans Muffuletta (seen above), which while not exactly true “New Orleans” style is still a tasty combination of Canadian bacon, salami, pepperoni, and shaved ham covered with artichoke hearts, olives, lettuce, tomato, and a melted slice of provolone cheese. The sandwich is available in full or half sizes, and just like with most muffulettas, I don’t recommend ordering the full unless you’re sharing or saving some for later. This is one of those sandwiches that’s so good that it doesn’t really bother me that they’ve taken a few liberties with the style.
Another tasty sandwich on the menu is the Roast Beef and Cheddar — and one bite of this thing will make you forget all about that crappy fast food place that claims to have a roast beef and cheddar. This version comes with thick slices of juicy, tender roast beef and an ample amount of tangy sharp cheddar cheese. To top it all off, a few crisp leaves of romaine lettuce are given just the right dollop of U.S. Pizza’s house dressing, a heavenly creamy Italian that hits all the right notes as a dressing for both salads and sandwiches (or as a dip for potato chips — yes, that’s on the menu). Again, the sandwich is available whole or half, and this one’s so good that a whole one isn’t out of the question for somebody with a hearty appetite. It’s nice to see a pizza place have non-pizza items on the menu that feel like they belong there and aren’t just an afterthought. Don’t get me wrong, the pizza at U.S. Pizza is some of the best in Central Arkansas, but don’t let the place slip your mind when you’ve got a taste for a sandwich, either.
U.S. Pizza is located all over this fine state, but our favorite locations are Hillcrest and Bryant. They also pour some of the coldest beer in town, so stop by soon for a bite and a pint. Enjoy!