Hang out with the Upper Crust
If you are a gourmet pizza fan, you need to check out The Upper Crust. Located on York Street in downtown Gettysburg, this restaurant features a menu with simple, fresh and local ingredients. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy indoor seating with the feel of the outdoors when the slidable windows are open to the fresh air. Known for their specialty pizzas, this restaurant also offers Gyros, delicious salads, Calamari made with homemade marinara sauce, traditional burgers, and Czech pierogies made from a family heirloom recipe. When it comes to gourmet pizzas, The Upper Crust boasts thirteen different 12 inch Wood-fired pizzas. But no worries, they offer many toppings and glazes you can choose from to create your own masterpiece.
One of my favorites is the Gumbo pizza. Featuring homemade tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, sautéed Cajun shrimp, andouille sausage, sautéed peppers and scallions, it bursts with flavor after just one bite.
The Upper Crust is also known for their wide selection of beverages and brews. They are stocked with a selection from local breweries including Wyndridge Cider, Lancaster Brewing, Flying Fish Brewing and Evolution Craft Brewing. Their choices are plentiful – over 140 different beers and ciders. They are also known for their seasonal cocktails. One of their favorites is the Wood-fired Old Fashioned. This is not your parent’s Old Fashioned drink! It has Bulleit Bourbon, molasses-rich demerara craft syrup, orange bitters, seltzer, cherry and a wood-fired burnt orange slice.
And yes…The Upper Crust offers desserts. Try their scratch-made Cocoa Brownie with creamy, wood-fired peanut butter frosting with homemade vanilla bean ice cream. It’s certainly worth every calorie!
Another fun addition to this restaurant is after your meal, you can retreat to the back of the building and play some vintage games for free. The Upper Crust offers skee ball, indoor basketball, and table hockey for your pleasure.
Check out their website for location, hours and COVID regulations. Theuppercrustpizzas.com
When you’re finished with your meal, you can cross the street and venture through Gallery 30. Owned by the same person as The Upper Crust, this unique gift store is truly a gem. Featuring local artisans and craftsmen, you’re sure to find some beautiful items to adorn your home or give as a gift.
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