Looking for a way to enjoy this beautiful weather? How about a slice of blue highway pizza while watching the sunset or stars at Paynes Prairie? I’m talking about the Hwy 441 Boardwalk, which is on the way back if you visit Blue Highway Micanopy. It is a bit of a drive away, but well worth it!
Once you are on Highway 441, you will see a blue tent and a sign. They are currently doing take out only, and did have a few tables set up outdoors. I liked how you did not even have to step inside, as they had a window to pick up. They also gave us plates and napkins, which were much appreciated.
What I love about Blue Highway is definitely the dough. They say that they use flour, yeast, salt, and olive oil to make it and let it rest for 24 hours to allow for maximum flavor. I usually don’t like pizza crust, but I will gladly eat it on their pizzas.
I got the BBQ Chicken in thin crust ($14), which had a sweet BBQ sauce, house-made pizza sauce, chicken breast, red onion, mozzarella, smoked Gouda, and cilantro. I really enjoyed the combination of sauces and, as well as the cilantro, which adds the perfect amount of flavor.
The BBQ tempeh is also very good. I’ve tried it in the Sicilian style and you would like it if you like thicker crust, but personally I feel that the sauces tasted more flavorful in the thin crust option.
The Carne Combo in thin crust ($14) is definitely the choice for meat lovers, as it has the house-made sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, sweet fennel sausage, Genoa salami, Parmesan, and Romano. This one was a bit saltier as it is packed with so many different meats, but it was very filling and hearty.
Blue Highway also has a location in Tioga, where you can also get one of their tasty pasta options. I’ve tried the Eggplant Parmesan ($15), which had a slice of crispy eggplant with herbs, ricotta, marinara sauce, and fresh mozzarella, all on top of linguine. Highly recommend this one!
Many in Gainesville call Blue Highway the best pizza around for a reason! Be sure to check it out and let me know which toppings are your go-to!