Where to go: Urban Vines Winery and Brewery
Address: 303 E. 161st St., Westfield
What to get: The Wild Garden pizza
Anna’s take: Urban Vines serves its artisan pizzas from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The pies are 12 inches across, hand-formed and fire-grilled. The menu suggests the pizzas feed one to two people, but in my opinion, I think Urban Vines is a great place to visit with a few friends and order several menu items to share and nibble. There are five different varieties of pizza, but I tried The Wild Garden, which includes red sauce, mozzarella, red pepper, red onion and spinach.
Besides pizza, charcuterie boards with offerings of meat, cheese, bread, olives, mustard or local honeycomb also are available. My suggestion? Order a bit of everything and cozy up in one of the winery’s new, rentable igloos.
Suggested pairings: Urban Vines offers a variety of beer, so there’s something for wine lovers and for those who love a good brew. Urban Vines’ wine varies from sweet white to dry red, and my favorite beverage to order is one of its ciders. I’ll pair the peach cider with just about any charcuterie board or pizza slice and just make it work. Since everyone’s beverage palette is different, I suggest visiting Urban Vines Winery and Brewery’s website because it lists each variety of wine and beer. For more, visit urban-vines.com.