We’ve passed by it couple times on our way to Tri-Cities. I saw the sign (thanks Ace Of Base) in the middle of nowhere. “Hoptown Pizza”. It’s out in the middle of nowhere – those are usually the most interesting places. Had to try it.

It was a lazy Saturday. Lisa and I were ready to try “artisan” pizza. That’s non-traditional pie with creative combos of flavors born of a wood fired oven at the center of Hoptown.

It’s a Roadside type place in Donald off Highway 82 off exit 44. It’s rustic. Vibey. Feels like home yet has a very cool barn type atmosphere. This is contrasted with the QR Code menus at your table. You scan it with your phone and the menu pops up. Yep, you got the menu on your device. Very cool.

We ordered the Ploughboy which is a little more traditional pizza pie.

Italian farm sauce, pepperoni, tomato, onion, salami, black olives, pepperoncini, prosciutto, pecorino, gruyere, parmesan and fresh mozzarella. Their pies are a bit smaller than most. Good for two people.

Their beer menu is pretty diverse. A little something for everyone. Was happy to see they served Bale Breaker.

After some conversation, we felt adventurous and ordered the “American Pie”. It had blueberries on it.

Now if you have an issue with pineapple on your pie, you are going to have a fit with this one. I am not a bit blueberry guy, so I was apprehensive on this one. Other ingredients included white sauce, salami rounds, caramelized onions, goat cheese, blue berries, seasonings  Garnish with honey on outside edges.

It’s a sweet pizza. The honey crust pairs well with the blueberries. It’s a very unique pie. It works.

We spent some time enjoying the afternoon and headed out the patio where we saw some sort of modified Airstream trailer. Turns out it’s a self-serve beer tap. You are going to see more of these in the future. Wrist band required, you pay by the ounce. You serve yourself. Hence you are your own bartender.

The beer selection is good and the patio is a great hang on a beautiful Washington afternoon. Green grass, tables a plenty and all the beer you want just feet away.

Hoptown is one of those weekend drive destinations. Just look for the big blue sign of I-82 – exit 44.


All My Best,

The JimShow