Aviator Pizza & Brew Co.

Words by Ben Haguewood  Photo by Hollie Meador

For the Kids!
Every Wednesday kids can build their own pizza. Order any small pizza, and the ingredients will be brought to the table to use their creative abilities to craft  their very own

Anyone who’s heard of Elgin, Texas probably knows it for its sausage, but as Austin moves further east, it’s taking its taste for inventive pizza recipes and craft beer with it. When Aviator opened three years ago, owner John McElroy’s vision was to be the first restaurant to serve craft beer and pizza in this small but bustling downtown. Pizza runs in the family, and John helped his brothers open ten pizzerias between the two of them before opening his own. Their menu is plentiful, and every pie shows off the hand-tossed family dough recipe. The Flying Garlic Pizza is a great place to start, topped with a garlic-butter base, spinach, whole roasted garlic cloves, chicken, and feta cheese. The craft beer selection includes 15 Texas brews, and soon Aviator will brew its own.
18810 HWY 290 E, Ste. 202, Elgin, TX (+1 other location), 512-827-3553 

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