Panheads Pizzeria – oh, how I love thee. Sorry for the bad humor, but the pizza is indescribably good! That’s saying a lot, as I am a self-proclaimed pizza expert. Not only do they have what I would argue is the best pizza in town, they also have an expansive menu including a ton of other equally delicious items, as well as craft beer, sodas, and cocktails (more on that below). Sound good to you? Well, it gets better! All of this deliciousness is located in a restaurant just a 10 minute drive from The Aku Tiki – just head up A1A and over the Dunlawton Bridge and viola – you’re there!
As we were celebrating my sister’s leaving for her sophomore year at college, we went all out. We started off the meal with spinach-artichoke dip. My Dad and I each enjoyed a craft beer and my Mom ordered a jalapeno margarita, which she said was delicious. When we walked into the restaurant before being seated, we noticed that Panheads had a salad exhibition going on. We ordered it, and it was filled with a delicious selection of vegetables, freshly cooked bacon, and cheese. Loving pizza so much, it was really hard to decide which to get! However, we finally settled on a “Whole Lotta Love”, which includes chicken, baby spinach, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, pepperoncinis, olives, and feta cheese. As you can see in the photo, we substituted the chicken for artichokes. Unsurprisingly, the pizza was delicious (and made for equally delicious leftovers).
If you’re looking to end your meal with a sweet dessert look no further. If you’ve never had a “Skillet Cookie”, it’s a Panheads must. What is a Skillet Cookie, you ask? It’s a giant (very sharable) freshly baked chocolate cookie topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup. The best part? The cookie is still warm and melty when it reaches your table!
As you can tell, my family loves pizza and we love Panheads – and how close it is to The Aku Tiki!