As a lover of the theatre, I appreciate a restaurant that has a great backstory to it – even if it is mostly made up. And if you haven’t been to Earl’s 377 Pizza out in Argyle, you’ve yet to experience one of the greatest restaurant stories of all time!
Earl’s is the unique brainchild of wellknown local restaurateur, John ‘Sparky’ Pearson, who had the vision to turn the old Argyle Volunteer Fire Department into something truly special.
And ‘special’ is exactly what I would call Earl’s.
At Earl’s you’ll become a player in the story about a fictitious military vet who met his wife, Isabella, overseas in Italy and convinced her to move back to Texas with him only after promising to help her realize her dream of opening an Italian restaurant.
In the decor of the restaurant, you’ll notice the juxtaposition of Earl’s “goodol’-boy” style and Isabella’s more refined Italian taste. The chandeliers are made out of buckets, shovels, and helmets. The furniture has a homemade, craftsy look to it. And Isabella’s gorgeous, vintage wine carafes are on display as well.
The story of Earl the veteran is much more than “just a story,” however. Earl’s 377 Pizza, as well as the remainder of the restaurants under the Radical Hospitality Group, have teamed up with Spirit of a Hero, a nonprofit that works to help veterans right here in North Texas. At their restaurants you can find a special menu item which has all of its proceeds donated to Spirit of a Hero. And at Earl’s that item is their Spirit of a Hero Pizza topped with a BBQ-Ranch sauce, Bumbershoot chopped brisket, and red peppers.
Believe it or not, Earl’s has also become well-known for their salads. Our personal favorite is their Italian Cobb made with some of their fresh-cut salami and giardinera. It’s big enough to feed about 5 people!
And when it comes to Italian classics, Earl’s has more than just pizza mastered. Their Nonna’s Meatballs are a fan-favorite as well as their Vita Mia Lasagna made with a classic bolognese sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella.
When you come to Earl’s, you’re guaranteed to have a great meal and a great experience. And the people at Earl’s want you to know they’re not just a business in the community – they are truly a part of the community.
(And here’s a pro tip – you can also order food from Bumbershoot BBQ while you’re there.) Eat well, Foodies!
940.464.4444 | www.earls377pizza.com | 427 U.S. 377 S. • Argyle, TX 76226
photos courtesy of Foodie Friday DFW