There are not many dining options in the small Texas town of Alpine and we wanted to give this place a try. It’s in an interesting spot downtown near the Holland Hotel. It is a combination old, but newly renovated, small warehouse with high wood ceilings, and part old gas station that has been converted into a restaurant. Modern well lighted décor. Offers a full bar which is rare in a small town like Alpine. They have a nice looking bar with one large flat screen TV if you just want to go there for a cocktail. But I wished they would show something else on the TV. It was kind of loud music videos / MTV and not appropriate for some children. In addition to pizza they have a decent menu with a variety of reasonably priced sandwiches and salads and appetizers. We were there for lunch and when we arrived we were the very first lunch crowd customers. Others poured in later. They were preparing a myriad of take out orders and some customers came and went, but for short time we were the only ones in the place. I say this because it made no sense that the service was so slow. We ordered the pizza bread stick appetizer and it was quite good. And we had sandwiches. The bread for the sandwiches is some type of calzone –like fresh baked bread which obviously adds significant time to each order. Wish they would say that on the menu. The sandwiches were served hot with ruffles potato chips. Not bad for the price. Service was too slow. It seemed they were not prepared for the lunch rush. This is not a place for a quick lunch. Plus, a few other things stood out. The glass on the doors and windows were not cleaned. Lots of handprints from the day before. Plus, the restrooms were outside in the old gas station building and they had not been cleaned or serviced that morning. Overall it was an average experience. One has high hopes when a place like this opens in a small town and I do hope they make it, but they need to improve the service and attention to detail.
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