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JoelM wrote:Has anyone else been to Candlelite within the last week and noticed the difference? Enjoyed it or prefer the previous crust? Anyone know what they changed in the crust?
BR wrote:I believe it was the previous owner of Candlelite who developed their pizza recipe, including the crust. He now owns a small place in Evanston called Bluestone where you will find the very same pizza he made so popular at Candlelite. If that's what you're looking for, give Bluestone a try.
1932 Central Street
ChiNOLA wrote:BR wrote:I believe it was the previous owner of Candlelite who developed their pizza recipe, including the crust. He now owns a small place in Evanston called Bluestone where you will find the very same pizza he made so popular at Candlelite. If that's what you're looking for, give Bluestone a try.
1932 Central Street
Gotta disagree vehemently here. Bluestone is awful. I live nearby & have given the place WAY too many chances to serve me a decent meal - and they have failed miserably each and every time.
You might be OK w/ a pizza or some of the bar food (which, IMHO, is passable - barely), but the restaurant side is absolutely abysmal. I'll still stop in for a drink at the bar once in a great while, but have totally given up on the food.
DaveChgo wrote:I'm a big Candelite fan but haven't been there for a couple of months. When did they change owners and is the only real difference in the pizza the crust or have other things changed too? Boy would this bum me out!
Here is the story as I understand it. The principal owner of the Bluestone, John, was a former co-owner of the old Candlelite. He and a business partner had purchased the Candlelite from John's aunt and uncle (I believe) who were retiring after owning the business (but not the building) for many years.Hancock wrote:So am I hearing that one should NOW try Bluestone if they want to get authentic Candlelite Pizza? Man, I hope that's not the case....
The GP wrote:On our way out, I believe I spied GWiv at the bar. Perhaps he will have additional comments on Candlelite.
LynnB wrote:Here was my exchange with the waitress:
Me: "On 1/2 the pizza sausage and 1/2 with Kalamata olives please."
Waitress: " 1/2 sausage, 1/2 WHAT?"
Me: "Kalamata olives."
Waitress: "WHAT? Oh..., are those green?"
Me: "No, they're black."
Waitress: "Oh, they're in the comupter as black olives. I'm not sure we have those. I'll ask the kitchen."
Waitress disappears. Pizza appears with (surprise!) canned sliced black olives. As I'm starring disappointedly at my pizza, waitress comes over and says - "Yeah, we didn't have any of those olives and we haven't in a really long time. I don't know why they're still on the menu. Can I bring you something else?"
LynnB wrote:We decided to share a white pizza (roasted garlic, mozz, goat cheese & carmelized onions,) and asked for 1/2 to have sausage and 1/2 to have Kalamata olives.