Dining with Denise: A Wichita gas station pizza tour
You’ll have to get your massive, too-big-to-fit-in-your-car pizza somewhere other than Northrock Lanes this week.
The bowling alley’s attached restaurant, the popular AJ’s Sports Grill — home of the 29-inch “Superdome” pizza — is closed through Oct. 14 for renovations, its Facebook page said on Monday.
When it reopens, customers will find a much-improved dining room, said Nick McEwen, the restaurants director of operations.
It’s losing its old carpet, which will be replaced with wood-style flooring, he said. There will also be new chairs, new booths and new bar stools. The dining room also will get new light fixtures and an all-over paint job. Some updates also will happen in the kitchen.
“Being in operation since 1991, you could imagine our work is cut out for us,” McEwen said.
AJ’s is a popular hangout for people who want to watch the game — and it’s best known for its massive Superdome pizza, which weighs about 10 pounds, serves 11 and includes 49 square pieces. It’s so big, it won’t fit out the front door of the restaurant without a serious tilt.
Those who can’t do without their AJ’s for a whole week have another option: There’s also an AJ’s at The Alley, 11413 E. 13th St.