Food & Drink

Wash down Krusty slices with a few pints

Real estate brokers never stop talking about location, location, location, advice for which they charge two month's rent, two month's rent, two month's rent. As long as you're paying, have them stand in front of an oven making you pizza, at Krust

Opening Monday in Smyrna, Krust Pizza Café's a 108-seat slicery/sports bar, run by a real-estate-pusher-turned-restaurateur from VA, with a front patio featuring wicker-topped brown chairs and tables, and an interior with glistening brown-stained hardwood floors, wavy red bench seats, eight flatscreens, and, above the marble-topped bar, sparkly clear ice cube-looking fixtures, who get told all the time how great they were in Anaconda. Things fire up with apps like Fried Jalapeno Ravioli w/ marinara, wings (hot, mild, lemon pepper, teriyaki), and oven-toasted subs (Philly, Chicken Parm), and keep rolling with entrees like Meat Lovers Lasagna, the Creekstone Angus Burger (served w/ garlic knots), and Stromboli with red sauce, sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, onions, peppers, mushrooms, mozzarella, and Romano cheese, "folded into a half moon" -- exactly how much of you will be popping out after finishing one. Pizza's made with top-of-the-line Grande cheese and served in slices or in 12", 14", or 16" pies, with 13 standard toppings (ham, bacon, ground beef), and 15 gourmets (feta, artichoke hearts); uncreative types can grab one of their specialty pizzas, which include such awesomely named items as "New Kid On The Block" (all-white pizza, w/ fresh garlic & butter), the meatball-heavy "Lots of Balls", and the ham, Canadian bacon, sausage, and pepperoni-topped "Pork Daddy" -- eat the whole thing, and you'll be the Notorious P.I.G

The full bar has tapped Guinness, Blue Moon, and Brooklyn Lager; they've also got cakes and pies by the slice or whole, like Key Lime and Red Velvet, the exact term your broker used to generously describe the carpet where the previous tenant was stabbed.