Sacco's Bowl Haven in Somerville, MA (Davis Square) received a complete makeover with the help of a local chain: Flatbread Company. In today's culture, we glorify mash-ups so the union of an old-fashioned candlepin bowling alley and a pizza joint that focuses on local ingredients seems to come at the perfect time. Normally, I'm opposed to this sort of thing considering I am an old-fashioned kind of gal but considering I highly respect the Flatbread Company and enjoy their food and I know that their union with Sacco's will help this local institution, I'm all for this renovation.
Lisa and I went to the new Flatbread/Sacco's on Friday. I was really impressed by how they transformed the billiard's room and half of the bowling lanes into a kitchen with a wood-fire oven and a dining area. The Flatbread Company is known for their open kitchens and visible oven so it was fun to watch them prepare our food while we waited. The renovation was really well down. A very modern yet retro look.
Lisa had the day's special: Stuffed Baked Potato Pizza. It had thin slices of potato, crispy bacon, thinly sliced scallions and a cross-hatch of sour cream. Lisa let me have a couple of slices and I must say it was divine. It is heavy though so chances are you'll be taking home leftovers.
I ordered my favorite Flatbread pizza: The Coevolution. Goat Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Red Peppers and Sliced Red Onions. So delicious. I do not like 3 out of the 4 ingredients but somehow on this pizza they all work. I had to stop myself from devouring the whole thing.
If you are in the Boston area, make sure you drop by Flatbread for some delicious pizza and some bowling to burn off the calories. Great thing about Flatbread is they have a great menu and they focus on using local ingredients whenever they can. You can feel good about eating here.