- Hannah Palmer Egan
- Lunch special at Positive Pie
At Positive Pie in Barre, daytime dining is especially pleasant, owing to the ample afternoon light flooding in through the picture windows along Main Street, and AC that's always set to just the right temperature. Sports fans can take in pro tennis or baseball, or whatever feats of athleticism appear on big TVs behind the bar.
Then, of course, there's the two-slice deal, available all day, every day, at the bar or near the takeout counter in back, which provides two slices of pizza and a Coke (or other Coca-Cola product) for $6. If you're partial to day drinking, which I personally support whenever possible, you can swap soda for a PBR or Switchback ale for an extra dollar.
Slices come in a handful of options, plus the day’s specials, which happen at the chef’s whim. You might opt for one topped with sliced tomatoes and pesto, or marinara, sausage and pepperoni (or both, as I did!), or maybe a white slice, dappled with garlic and herbs.
Whatever you choose, you'll definitely be treated to two huge wedges of thin-crusted pie, crackly on the bottom, crisp at the crust, with cheeses and sauces commingled in a fine, lacy way that can happen only when pizza is reheated. IMO, chewy, cheesy lace is just one of the reasons that pizza reheated is often pizza superior.
Added bonus: Unless it's crazy-busy or there's some disaster in the kitchen, your lunch will appear in a hot five minutes. So, if you're a fast eater, you can probably be in and out in 20 minutes.
How's that for a lunch special?