With the road construction, downtown Round Rock is not the most accessible place right now. Despite that, we made the trip Saturday night. We have had intentions to go to Fire In the Hole since it opened about a year ago. My daughter dislikes pizza so, with her staying the night with her friend, we decided to check it out.
Main Street was pretty packed. With a couple of dedicated sports bars and other bars downtown with numerous big screens, the Kentucky Derby/Spurs game 7/Mayweather-Pacquiao trifecta drew a crowd. We parked around the corner and walked a couple of blocks to the restaurant.
Fire & Ice has a great looking bar area up front and has plenty of style. We grabbed a booth/table near the front. Service was prompt, attentinve, and professional throughout. The restaurant was about three-quarters full but, despite exposed stone walls, was not terribly nioisy. We took a quick look at the appetizers and ordered the Prezel Rolls because the bacon butter that came with them seemed like a healthy choice. They were delicious and the bacon added great flavor without being obnoxious.
The pizza comes in one size, about twelve inches, but a little irregular as you would expect from a good, hand-stretched crust. I had the cheese pizza with spicy sausage. It was great. Crisp, thin crust and just the right amount of cheese and sauce. Everyone else at the table really enjoyed their pizzas. Geoffrey had pizza for lunch so he had the smoked chicken wings. Having been smoked first gave them a nice flavor and the wing sauce was tangy with just the right amount of spice.
A very enjoyable meal. I would say the pizza compares favorably with Homeslice. Fresh ingredients and just the right ratio of crust/sauce/cheese/toppings. They have a number of specialty pizzas that looked interesting (especially the Salumeria) but I wanted to keep it simple to first time to get a good sense of what they are doing.
So, get out there and support your local businesses. GREAT pizza in downtown Round Rock and an after dinner stroll to the candy shop is a great way to do it..