Riverside pizza and pub batavia. Riverside Pizza & Pub Batavia

Pizza pub to open in downtown Batavia's old Walgreens

riverside pizza and pub batavia

The Walgreens space has been empty since March 2016 when the pharmacy moved into a new building next door. Brightening its entry off the central downtown mall are beer kegs turned into planters for petunias. The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at the Kane County Chronicle. Best of all, the crust gave virtually no hint it wasn't the real deal, with wonderful crispiness and flavor — and missing the overly sweet component so common when compensating for leaving out the gluten. I look forward to the weekends for banana pudding! At the rear of the room are two electronic dartboards on one side and a pair of pool tables, near the jukebox, on the other.

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Mystery Diner in Batavia: Riverside Pizza & Pub opens doors

riverside pizza and pub batavia

Windows line the front of the space. Service was amazing had a great time. The salad was outstanding, beautifully balancing mixed greens, corn kernels, tomatoes, shredded cheese, black beans and tortilla strips with chipotle ranch dressing. A vegetarian among us opted for the build-your-own pasta entree, choosing cheese tortellini and marinara, which he gave a thumbs-up for flavor. Crispy garlic bread wedges garnished the dish. Soups are served from September to April.

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Riverside Pizza and Pub

riverside pizza and pub batavia

Seasonally, the bar expands into a 5-tiered beautiful outdoor beer garden with outdoor performances and the most dog-friendly seating in the TriCities. Friends joined us so we could sample from the menu's wide range of items and we dived in with a tasty appetizer of garlic bread with cheese, followed by the Southwest salad to share. Go elsewhere, anywhere but this place. Service, excellent by Mary Beth. The dressing tasted smokey and complex.

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Mystery Diner in Batavia: Riverside Pizza & Pub opens doors

riverside pizza and pub batavia

For dessert, she said Riverside offers cinnamon-dipped dough that's rolled in chocolate and caramel sauces. City Administrator Laura Newman announced the plan at Monday night's city council meeting. Our server was attentive and answered our questions about food and libations. One half takes advantage of mild temperatures with glass garage doors that raise to reveal screens for a patio feel sans bugs. Looking ahead to return visits, the entrees extend to chicken Parmesan, jumbo fried shrimp and baby back ribs. The vision was to create a scratch kitchen with unique spins on classic dishes, complemented by craft beer, cocktails, and a robust wine selection - a modern spin on a classic pizzeria. Representatives for Riverside Pizza declined to talk specifics Tuesday about the new restaurant, saying they are still formulating plans for it.

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Riverside Pizza and Pub

riverside pizza and pub batavia

The zippy poppers with their mild kick was a favorite. Another hit was the pot roast pub sandwich, prepared with garlic bread, baked mozzarella, sauteed mushroom and onions, brimming with pot roast and accompanied by homemade horseradish cream. . Riverside's menu includes pizza, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and salads. Decorative beer taps line the tops of walls accented with wood set off by subtle lighting.

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Riverside Pizza & Pub Batavia

riverside pizza and pub batavia

River's Edge is a cozy neighborhood tavern and music venue in the heart of Historic Downtown Batavia. A sampler basket featured fried mushrooms, mozzarella sticks, onion rings and jalapeño poppers with marinara sauce. Choices also include double-crust, pan style, Chicago style and stuffed cheese. If you're spending time on the river fishing or kayaking, passing through on a bicycle or motorcycle, or just looking to enjoy a great meal and a drink in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere, River's Edge is your bar. Before Walgreens, the space was home to a Jewel Food Store in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Riverside Pizza & Pub Batavia

riverside pizza and pub batavia

The menu notes that all salads can be prepared as wraps. It's a winner for gluten-free folks. The marble-topped bar is the focal point of the large and lively room, offering numerous televisions for sports fans. The spirits displayed in the center are lit by changing colors of illumination for an artsy touch. We opted for thin crust that was delicious with fresh spinach, mushrooms and sausage. And in a nod to Batavia's heritage, large, 14-blade wooden ceiling fans are reminiscent of windmills. Riverside will be between Daddio's Diner and a Panera restaurant.

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