AS GUYS WHO REVIEW restaurants, all too often we are bound to reviewing based on food and service alone. Every once in a while we have the pleasure of telling our readers just how awesome a restaurant is based on the cool things the owners do for the community.
Mikey’s Late Night Slice provides both great food and service. They also, like some others, give a damn about their customers – regardless of who they are. On top of serving exceptionally good pizza (we recommend the Spicy Ass Pepperoni with the Slut Sauce) they serve up a different kind of dish – one that we, the LGBT community, should really take time to appreciate.
They care about our rights.
Take the time that someone said a homophobic comment to a couple that was waiting in line. When the offender finally got to order their slice, they were refused service. The people working made it known that they wouldn’t stand for that kind of bigotry in their establishment.
In other words, they went all anti-Indiana on their asses.
Not only did they ask this loud-mouth to leave, they printed t-shirts. One says “No Slut Sauce For You, Mr. Homophobe, ”the other “Take a Stand”. What’s more, they didn’t use this to capitalize on their coolness. Instead they have donated profits from the shirts to Equality Ohio, an advocacy group.
Our favorite thing about this whole incident was the fact that this is starting to become common in the gayborhood. More and more people are refusing to tolerate hate. How cool, right?
Back to Mikey’s – the food. We have all had that night where we leave one of our local watering holes and decide that something greasy and fattening is exactly what we need. We have options, though not many, at 3 a.m.
Take a walk to Mikey’s or find a Mikey’s truck parked nearby. Grab a slice – the variety is pretty amazing, the pizza is fantastic, the service is always with a smile, and the other customers are just as cool as you.
Mikey Sorboro, the owner, is also making something more permanent. He has acquired 268 S. 4th St. and is opening a full-service restaurant complete with a bar, tables, and the always-cool attitude. Heck, they are even revamping the original location on High St. in the ShoNo!
We, your Taste Buds, love to see local business thrive. When we first visited Mikey’s 5 years ago, we had a sneaking suspicion this place would be around for a nice long while. Luckily, we were right and they continue to pump out quality product, awesome staff, and that little something different that keeps us coming back.
Our thumbs are covered in Slut Sauce and Spicy Ass Pepperoni, but you won’t mind. We hold all four high for Mikey’s Late Night Slice. Get you some!