Varsity: Delicious in Dundee

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Photo by Evan Ludes/ The Gateway he inside of the bar features a welcoming atmosphere, with many drinks on tap and many television screens for the patrons’ viewing pleasure.
Photo by Evan Ludes/ The Gateway
he inside of the bar features a welcoming atmosphere, with many drinks on tap and many television screens for the patrons’ viewing pleasure.

By Chase Winter, Contributor

Omaha has its fair share of restaurants. From Persian to Italian, German to Cajun, it can be difficult deciding where to eat. However, if someone were to ask you where to go for pizza, what would you say?

If you didn’t say Varsity, it may be worth a second thought.

Nestled on the corner of 49th and Dodge streets, Varsity Sports Café & Roman Coin Pizza has a menu to boast and an ambiance to match.

Of all the options for pizza on the menu, the “Varsity Favorites” are definitely the prime choices.

Colleen Krings, a server at Varsity, mentioned the Over-Under Ramano and the Tommy Girl as her preferred pizzas. Her first word to describe the Tommy Girl was “deliciousness.”

The Tommy Girl, a buffalo chicken pizza with a ranch and cream cheese base, satisfies the cravings of buffalo wing fans without deterring those who don’t like spicy food. Topped with rich mozzarella cheese and served with a crisp brown crust, it’s no wonder this pizza is a big seller at Varsity.

For those favoring a more Italian flavor in their pizza, the Over-Under Romano is the way to go. On it, the combination of mozzarella, Romano and cream cheese pairs deliciously with the guest’s choice of pepperoni or ham.

Pizzas come in 12-inch, 16-inch and 18-inch sizes and are either hand-tossed or deep dish. Another server, Dani, recommended the hearty Chicago Delight deep dish pizza with pepperoni, beef and sausage, topped with black olives, mushrooms, onions and green peppers.

Patrons not filled by pizza alone are recommended to try the mozzarella breadsticks from the appetizer portion of the menu.

“Our top selling item would have to be the mozzarella breadsticks,though,” Krings said. “They have the nickname ‘crack bread’ because they’re so addicting.”

If none of the pizzas sound appetizing and the breadsticks don’t appease, Varsity has plenty of other options from salads to sub sandwiches. With its wide booths and in numerous wall-mounted TVs, Varsity would be a great place to sit and enjoy drinks with friends.With their varying daily specials, it’s fun that is affordable for college students.

So the next time someone asks where you’d like to go for pizza, breadsticks or anything in-between, give Varsity that second thought. Your friend and your wallet will thank you.

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