Lee Hearst Checks Out Mr. T's

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - by Lee Hearst

Background: Mr. T’s used to be a Kay’s Kastle and the iconic giant ice cream cone dates back to that bygone era. When Tyler Gray "Mr. T." bought it he kept much of the building's history, but expanded it by knocking out a wall where L.C. and Patsy Renegar once cleaned teeth and filled cavities - probably caused by too much Mr. T's. To this day, "Mr. T." himself can almost always be seen in the back in the middle of the crew putting together pizzas.

First Impressions: Anna Lappe said, “Local food is about getting the freshest and best-tasting food.

It’s also about connecting to and strengthening your community.”  The minute you walk in it is clear that Mr. T’s is the essence of a local joint. The staff is super welcoming and having Mr. T. himself still on board after all these years is just plain reassuring. The pizza smells amazing and the continual scooping of ice cream makes it an irresistible treat. The walls are covered in local photography and the photos bring a smile - especially seeing the local families sitting below them enjoying their favorite pizza and ice cream flavor. 


Food: There is no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza in front of you. Little Brenda had been distracted with the quarter games, but as soon as that gooey yumminess was placed on the table she was glued to her seat watching the steam rising. The crust was perfect, the toppings plenty, and the price even better. After pizza Brenda insisted on butter pecan ice cream, while I enjoyed the generous scoop of moose tracks. For sure, at Mr. T's, one scoop somehow turns into three. 


Overall: Mr. T’s feels like home, it always has. The food is great and affordable for the community that loves the building with a giant ice cream cone on top. Do not miss Mr. T’s. 


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