PINE BROOK, NEW JERSEY
Making fantastic wood-fired pizzas and serving top-notch local craft beers since 2014, Pine Brook’s WOODSTACK PIZZA also specializes in worthy pasta dishes and nifty original cocktails. Right on bustling Route 46 in Morris County, this rustic ranch-styled lodge features a 12-tap front bar with colorful beer-cocktail blackboard displays and two opposing TV’s for sports fanatics.
Pristine industrial wood-metal furnishings abound and a tiled open kitchen and large wine humidor add to the splendor. Two multi-stooled tables with Edison lights sidle the 20-seat bar. A right side V-framed room with wood paneling offers extra dining and the warmth of a large brick fireplace. There’s even a private left side lounge area for parties.
During my mid-January 2019 lunchtime perusal, enjoyed creamy tomato soup with fried eggplant, mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil panini while imbibing terrific Two Roads Two Evil Saigon Scooter Selfie Stout (reviewed in Beer Index).