You Gotta Eat: Mickie's Pizzeria

By WEEK Producer

August 25, 2011 Updated Aug 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM CDT

"You Gotta Eat" heads off to Dunlap for pizza....and more. And, we followed that with...a little more, more.

Mickie's Pizzeria is located six miles north of the Shoppes at Grand Prairie in Dunlap. At least this one is. More on that later.

It's advertised as restaurant and sports bar. There's booths up front, long tables in the middle and a pool table in the middle and a bar in the rear.

Dave and Michelle Flowers own and run the place. Dave's been making pizzas since he was fifteen.

Mickie's is named after Michelle...who was doing the company books with grand-daughter Addison.

I'd looked over the menu on the web and had already decided on the turkey/bacon cojack sandwich... "That's our best selling sandwich," says Dave Flowers. But Dave also kept talking up the pizza. "We mix our own meat, but our sausage from Rabers, make our own sauce, make our dough every day." So...in the interests of investigative journalism....I ordered both.

Photographer Larry Foulk, who was not as conflicted, ordered the Cincinnati Chili.

Let's cut to the chase...the food.

The turkey/bacon/cojack sandwich was very large, and tasty with homemade chips. It was fine. The pizza--with sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon and smoked bacon...was very good. Thin crust, not greasy! Lots of taste, and not filling you up with the crust.

Larry's Chili-mac was good..I tried some, again in the interests of investigative journalism.

There was so much here, I couldn't finish and have dessert too.

Dessert was the cheesecake for me and the chocolate, peanut butter Mousse Landslide for Larry. OK, the landslide puts the cheesecake to shame.

Our bill, with soft drinks was $43.91.

Mickies is at 204 S. 4th Street in Dunlap
There's another Mickie's in North Pekin, and a carry-out/delivery Mickie's in East Peoria.

Friday, August 26 in honor of Dunlap Days, 20-percent of food and non-alcohol sales go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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