The Wig and Pen
As we were leaving the UIHC around lunch time, Matt, our prosthetist, recommended the Chicago-style pizza at The Wig and Pen.
Honestly, based on its exterior appearance, I probably wouldn’t try the Wig and Pen without a recommendation. I’m still not used to the effects of Iowa’s no-smoking-in-restaurants law, so when I see buildings like this, I subconsciously think “smokey dive”. (I’m OK with dives, just not smokey dives.) However, we had a recommendation, so we gave it a try.
The Wig and Pen is decorated as a British Pub, or at least as a middle American who’s never been to a British Pub imagines it would look like. It has a bar area, but a much larger seating area. The menu includes sandwiches, pasta, and pizza.
Since the Chicago-style pizza had been recommended to us, we gave it a try.
It was very good. I probably still prefer Zoey’s, and Lu probably prefers Tomasso’s, but it was still very good. Zoey’s and Tomasso’s suffer somewhat from a lack of seating, which isn’t a problem at The Wig and Pen. The Wig and Pen also offers more menu choices. And, like Zoey’s and Tomasso’s, there was plenty of left-over pizza to bring home!