Louisiana gives Texas so much, from an epic road trip destination, to undermanned football teams the Longhorns shouldn't feel too good about running over. Proving that some things from Monroe pack bite: Johnny's Pizza, opening its first DFW location in Addison.
With picnic tables for 100 and walls lined with paintings of pies, this regional chain narrowly staved off extinction in '89 through founder Johnny Huntsman's literally ballsy act of carrying a sign reading "Eat Johnny's Pizza" around Monroe while wearing only a hat, shoes, and a suspender-held barrel. His thick-crusters are loaded with delivered-twice-daily produce that tops off styles like Sweep The Kitchen (pepperoni, mushrooms, ham, black olives, onions, sausage, anchovies, ground beef, green peppers, jalapenos) and the spicy crawfish, shrimp, andouille, and crab Kajun Sweep The Swamp, an act that hopefully won't dredge up any History Channel People. They're also pushing six flavors of wings and a fat, hyper-authentic muffaletta, so feel free to cuss all you want around Vince Vaughn's kid.
Wash it all down with brews like Abita's Purple Haze, Fireman's #4, Cantina Cerveza, and St. Arnold's Lawnmower, or what the 'Horns would face if they scheduled Les Miles instead of the Warhawks.