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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Georgio's Gourmet Pizza

Georgio's Pizza on Ionia

Georgio's Pizza on Ionia

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Hours and Prices

Price: $-$$ for slice(s) lunch with drink

Hours: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 11 a.m. -10 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 a.m.

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Seriously. 50 kinds of fresh pizza. Yep, Georgio's offers that many kinds of pizza. Consider Mac 'n' Cheese with Bacon; or Blue Cheese Chicken and Bacon or Black Bean pizzas. Located in a narrow storefront right next door to HopCat and just behind the VanAndel Arena, this fairly new to Grand Rapids pizza joint is popular for lunch. Georgio's, which is a three store West Michigan based franchise, features walk-up pizza by the slice that is pre-baked; they pop in the oven to finish cooking while you wait. Within a few minutes of making your choice, the pizza is pulled from the oven hot. Slices are huge. Cut from an 18 inch pie, one slice is perfect for a lunch and is more like two slices of normal size pizza. During lunch there are about eight kinds of pizza available. The Salad Pizza is a good choice, have them warm it a bit to wilt the spinach. Also recommended are the Fresh Mozzarella and Ham and Mushroom. The pizzas have a good quality cheese, not greasy or stringy which makes a big difference in by-the-slice pizza.

There are lots of options for vegetarians and people seeking meat, as well. Soft drinks are available. They offer pizza slice(s) and pop combos, check the board for prices.

The ArtPrize Art You'll See

Matt Smith is from Grand Blanc, Mich. and his art is a 2-D/3-D oil on board painting "Simply Portals" that is hinged with a "door" that swings open to reveal the world via a mirror that the subject in the painting can see.

Cyndi Hodgson has created an mixed medium assemblage on a reclaimed commode. It is titled "E=MC2". This pop-artish piece is filled with past and present images, toys and phrases. She is from Harrison, Mich.

Sarah DeBol is a photography student at Grand Valley State University and her six piece installation of image is titled "The Details". The images show details and textured of objects in every day life and the six images are meant to be viewed as one unified piece.

From Sutton's Bay, Mich. Heather Hazard has created "Coming Together" of cut paper, acrylic paint and ink. The abstract and Matisse-like work is about the creation of her own step-family consisting of herself, her children, boyfriend and dog.

Perfect for a pizza place are Jason Reiffer's "Quattro Modi di Viaggiare (Four Modes of Travel)" four photographs of common mode of travel in Italy. Images feature a scooter, a gondola, a car and a bike. Reiffer is from Grand Rapids.

Sure to make you smile is "Magic Mushroom" by Rebecca Holmquist. She has created an acrylic painting of a polka-dotted, giant mushroom (and sun) which was inspired by the artist's sister's love of gnomes. She is from Monona, Wisc.

From Fruitport, Mich. Jordana Dickinson has created three-four foot by eight foot oil on canvas panels titled, "Whisper Louder". This 2D/3D piece features a green swirling background, perhaps a pond or a meadow, with 2 dozen vinyl flowers sewn and attached to the canvas.




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