Tag: pizza

Flavorful Beers to Pair with Your Food

Men’s Journal says it best – “When pairing beer and food, it all comes down to matching the food’s flavors to the flavors of the beers.” Your brew and bite to eat can truly complement each other, but only if you understand how food and drink pairings work. Usually, bold and rich lagers are paired with meats, while light and hoppy ales go well with seafood and pasta. Learn more about the best beer flavors to pair with your meal!

Pizza/All Beer

When it comes to a cheesy dish, almost any beer pairs well. From cheesy breads to pan-dish pizzas, you don’t have to worry about which beer to choose. If you are ordering a light dish, such as a thin-crust pizza, lighter beers like ales or pale lagers are perfect.  

Seafood/Blonde Ales

Chicken and seafood dishes can have a lot of flavor; therefore, you don’t want to overpower the flavors with a heavy beer. Instead, opt for a beer that is lighter. Anything from a Belgian Blonde ale and German Hefeweizen to a Blue Moon can complement your fish or chicken. For richer creams and sauces, it makes sense to go for a heavier beer.

Burgers/Fuller Porter/Stouts

The best pairing for a burger or steak dish is with a dark stout. Brown ales and lagers are also great choices. Matt Simpson from The Beer Sommelier comments, “The idea is to balance the sweet malt and bitter aromatic hops. Any big robust beef or meaty food should include a beer that is big and bold enough to stand up to roasted meat like a darker, fuller porter or stout.”


Visit our sports bar to order a handcrafted beer from Johnny’s Bar & Grill. We have imported and domestic beers that pair well with our delicious meals. Browse our menu to order your favorite beer and bites today!

The Best Pizza Topping Combinations

A simple pie needs just a couple of basic ingredients like bread, sauce, and cheese. However, pizza connoisseurs know that there are more ingredients needed to make the perfect pizza. With so many different toppings to choose from, it’s no wonder why classic combinations, such as pepperoni and cheese, have a permanent place on restaurant menus. Read more about which pizza topping combinations are customer favorites at Johnny’s!


Even though this topping combination is a controversial topic for some pizza eaters, it still holds its own on the menu. Cooked with fresh pineapple and Canadian bacon, Hawaiian pizza offers a savory and sweet taste. Spizzico Italian Kitchen adds, “there are so many possibilities with pineapple. It makes a great standalone topping, but it also tastes great with other pizza toppings. Ham and pineapple are the classic duo, although pineapple also pairs well with pepperoni, sausage, bacon, chicken, olives and more.”

BBQ Chicken

With hints of smoky and tangy notes, BBQ pizza is reminiscent of summer pastimes on the grill. This combination uses BBQ sauce as a base with grilled chicken breast, mushroom, onion, and mozzarella cheese. It may not have traditional pizza sauce as a base, but its BBQ sauce replacement is just as good and definitely complements the rest of the ingredients!


This pizza has all of the delicious toppings a vegetarian can enjoy, without the meat of course! A hearty vegetarian pizza consists of fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and black olives. Of course, there are options to add more veggies, but those important decisions are left up to the customer.

Our Thoughts

At Johnny’s Bar & Grill, we are the masters at cooking the best hand-made, freshly baked pizza. Our menu consists of many pizza topping combinations to satisfy your hunger. We have the classic combos, Hawaiian and BBQ Chicken, as well as our own creations, Johnny’s Special and Mama Mia, and much more. Browse our full menu online and place an order today!