Review: The District, Crace

Recently, Jarrod and I celebrated our three year anniversary and decided to check out The District in Crace for dinner that night. You don’t hear a whole lot about Crace (given it’s just a suburb in Gungahlin) but there has been a bit said about The District and being that they have  a “2 pizzas for $20” on Monday nights it was a pretty good chance we were going to give them a try.

The night we went was pretty gloomy but still warm enough that people were sitting outside, we booked a table and were seated inside in an area that has quite low lighting. I don’t know if this is for a pub feel or mood lighting but it did feel a bit too dark to be eating dinner.

The District - hidden away at Crace shops
The District – hidden away at Crace shops

We took a look through the menu but as the pizzas normally cost more than $20 each and we could get 2 for $20 that night it was pretty unlikely we’d be eating anything else from the menu. For the main meal anyway. We decided to try the Buffalo Wings as well because, you know, a pizza each just wasn’t enough!

Spicy Buffalo Wings with blue cheese dipping sauce ($15)
Spicy Buffalo Wings with blue cheese dipping sauce ($15)

Well, what can I say? We should have known by the name that these were going to be spicy but we went ahead and tried them anyway. As I’ve mentioned before, we’re not too keen on spice so maybe we should have given these a miss but as we don’t mind Buffalo Wings thought we’d see how they were. Oh man, they were SPICY! Like, my mouth was on fire. I know some people enjoy this sensation but not me, I’m happy with mild and not have my mouth feel like it’s melting off my face. This doesn’t mean they were bad, they weren’t so hot you couldn’t taste anything but they were too hot for us. I was a bit hesitant about the blue cheese dipping sauce, I’ve never been much of a fan of stinky blue cheese (obviously this has been ingrained into my since childhood) but it was creamy and paired well with the heat of the wings.

Meatlovers Pizza - Salami, Chorizo, Bacon, Onion, Mushrooms, Mozarella Cheese & BBQ Sauce ($23.90)
Meatlovers Pizza – Salami, Chorizo, Bacon, Onion, Mushrooms, Mozarella Cheese & BBQ Sauce ($23.90)

It’s pretty unlikely we’ll go to a place that has a meatlovers pizza and not try it. In this instance we requested to remove the onion and mushroom because, well, it’s a meatlovers pizza.. who wants vegetables on a meatlovers pizza! This was a perfect meatlovers, bbq sauce and a bunch of different meats all melded into one by mozzarella, mmm. The crust was thin but not incredibly crunchy, just the right amount of crisp.

BBQ Chicken Pizza -  Chicken, Bacon, Pineapple, Aioli & BBQ sauce ($19.90)
BBQ Chicken Pizza – Chicken, Bacon, Pineapple, Aioli & BBQ sauce ($19.90)

While I really enjoyed the meatlovers pizza this was the high point of the night. For those of you that don’t enjoy Pineapple on a pizza you’re missing out. It was so good with the aioli and chicken. Juicy and sweet and amazing. I usually steer clear of pizzas with mayo or aioli on them (probably from nightmares of Dominos and Pizzahut pizzas with mayo from childhood) but it worked really well here. The ingredents went together perfectly and I wanted to eat the whole thing to myself! I’ll definitely be back for another one of these.

James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider
James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider

Lastly, we decided to have a glass of cider each with the pizza. I’m not really sure why, we very rarely drink cider or beer but decided to go for it on this night. I’ve never bought a glass of cider in my life and had no idea what to ask for. Fortunately, the girl on the bar could help out with useful questions like “want that in a schooner?” to which I just nodded and hoped for the best. It was sweet and tasty but a schooner each was probably a bit optimistic I think we ended up drinking about half each before giving up.

Overall, The District was a good place to eat, they have specials most days of the week and the food is pretty tasty. I’ll most definitely be back on another Monday night for the pizza deal!

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4 thoughts on “Review: The District, Crace

  1. I love Hawaiian pizza, aka the pineapple and ham pizza! I was sceptical at first, too, but when I tried it, it was no turning back for me!

    But yum, those pizzas and wings look good. I’m now craving for those. They sound so much better than the Chobani Greek yoghurt I just had for breakfast!

  2. Yum it looks really delicious. I am glad it was pretty good, just a bummer about the lighting!

    I am glad the girl on the bar was helpful. I wouldn’t know what to order either. xD

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