Grand Central Cafe
Amy Lones '12 serves up a piece of brick-oven pizza
It may not be as bustling as its namesake, but when it comes to wood-fired brick-oven pizza Grand Central Café is the real deal. The quirky restaurant is a favorite among locals and Colby kids alike, and the eight hand-painted wooden tables tend to fill quickly on Friday and Saturday nights.
The grub is worth the likely wait. While Grand Central offers an array of tempting homemade soups, salads, and quesadillas, it’s difficult to pass up the pizzas. Light, crispy wood-fired crusts are the foundation for a variety of creative topping combinations, including the Athenian (spinach, olives, garlic, parmesan, and feta) and the Tattooed Lady (pesto, chicken, gorgonzola, broccoli, fresh tomato, and mozzarella).
There’s a healthy selection of Maine-brewed beer for those over 21, and gluten-free crust and vegetarian and vegan options are available. The price doesn’t disappoint, either: at $7.95 Grand Central’s all-you-can-eat pizza, soup, and salad weekend lunch buffet is one of the more delicious deals this side of Brooklyn.