Kokomo’s Culinary Corner Takes on Pizza!

In this issue we will have a serious discussion about my favorite
food . . . PIZZA!  I’ve waited a long time to decide which pizza is the best in Howard County.  I will only compare four local pizzerias. Therefore, I need all of you to chime in and tell me about your favorites! 

I want to hear about all those little joints or as Guy Fieri (Food Network) would say, “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!”  Tell me where the most unique pizza is hidden in the City of Firsts.   

The "Top Gun" Pizza at Mike's Italian Grill


Mike’s Top Gun has sausage, Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and ham with extra cheese.  I would guess a large pizza weighs 6 or 7 pounds.  One pizza will easily serve 5-6 people.  They put a hearty tomato sauce with creamy mozzarella cheese.  Mike’s Italian Grill is located on the southwest side of town at 4001 S. Dixon Road.   

Tiki Trios Pizzeria is relatively new to the westside.  It is located next to the Forest Park shopping center at 2114 W. Sycamore. Their signature pizza is the Omnivore.  And I must say, the name says it all.  This pizza has 7 meats and 6 vegetable toppings!  Yes, I said 13 toppings.  It’s loaded down with pepperoni, sausage, ham, beef, chicken, bacon, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives, tomatoes, and banana peppers.  One piece will fill a grown man.  I have a 15-year old boy who would eat a whole roast if I let him, and he can only eat ONE slice.  In my opinion, this has to be the most loaded pizza in Howard County.  If you have one that has more stuff, please let me know. 

"The Italian" Pizza at Tiki Trios Pizzeria


 Next on the list is Mulligan’s Sports Pub, located at 1134 Home Avenue.  If you remember, Mulligan’s made the list for Best Patio last year, and now again they are in my top four for pizza.  Made with fresh ingredients and high quality cheese, you just can’t go wrong.  On Monday every pizza is half off which makes for a great deal.  This is an adult only establishment, so either make it a date night or pick one up to take home. 

Last but not least is my all time favorite.  Back in college days, when I came home, the only thing I would ask for was a Gabe’s Pizza!  Gabe’s has two locations at 415 E. Center Road and 1716 W. Boulevard.  There is something special about their sausage.  It’s a bit spicy with a peppery taste. And it’s very “crumbly” . . . is that a word?  Well anyway, I love the way the sausage falls off the pizza, then at the very end you gobble up all the sausage crumbs off the pizza board.  The onions are sautéed and very sweet and mild.  It has a thin crust with a robust pizza sauce.  I order sausage, pepperoni, onion, and extra sausage.  Hmmmmm, I think I’ll order one tonight!   

Leave a comment and tell me where to find your favorite pizza in Kokomo!

Kim Morgan,
Kokomo Visitors Bureau

Indiana Glass Trail Features Kokomo Artists

Glass artists in Kokomo are featured on the new Indiana Glass Trail.  The Indiana Glass Trail website, which was launched this week, offers information on tours through the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory and Hot Glass Studio and the work of several glass artists on display at the Kokomo Art Association Artworks Gallery

Displays of Greentown and Jenkins glass can also be seen at the Greentown Glass Museum and the Seiberling Mansion.  For more information on the work of Hoosier glass artists featured on the Indiana Glass Trail, visit their website



Press Release

Kokomo, IN / March 8, 2010 – The Indiana Glass Trail program has just become an internet super highway for those who enjoy the Hoosier heritage of glass arts. The new web site, www.IndianaGlassTrail.com, now paves the way for those who would love to meet and greet glass artists in central Indiana and see their work up close and personal.

The Indiana Glass Trail is an Indiana Artisan sponsored program designed to raise awareness of the glass arts and encourage tourism within the state. IndianaGlassTrail.com is a one-stop online destination for showcasing talented Hoosier artisans and glass blowers that create their magic with glass. The trail connects communities in which the history and tradition of glass arts has been the most prevalent and which can now be experienced first hand.

Learning more about glass artists along the Indiana Glass Trail can be easily done by clicking on any of the links on the web site. Studios, shops, galleries and museums as well as festivals and workshops that carry artists’ work for display or purchase can be found through http://www.indianaglasstrail.com for the five following areas:

Anderson/Madison County – In 1887, a natural gas well sprung up in White River and the “Gas Boom” began. The gas was used as fuel to form glass artwork just like those examples displayed today at The House of Glass in Elwood.

Columbus – Columbus is home to two original works of glass art by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly. Also, a colorful glass quilt and a blazing 900-piece neon chandelier are on public display in this unique city.

Hamilton County – Glass art filled antique shops, galleries featuring glass jewelry, and glass heritage sites dot the quaint main streets of this community’s eight unique towns.

Kokomo/Howard County – The Kokomo Artworks continually shows the work of several glass artists. Kokomo Opalescent Glass offers factory and hot glass studio tours. Greentown and Jenkins glass can be seen at the Greentown Glass Museum and the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo.

Muncie/Delaware County – Muncie is renowned for its glass history beginning with the Ball family. Artful glass examples, from beadwork to sculpture, are plentiful in the area. The planned future glass school at Ball State University is testimony to Muncie’s glass legacy.

IndianaGlassTrail.com is the best place on the internet to discover what Indiana has to offer in the glass arts. The Indiana Glass Trail program is a joint venture between the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and the Indiana Arts Commission.  The program is managed by the associated local visitor bureaus in central Indiana; Anderson/Madison County, Columbus, Hamilton County, Kokomo/Howard County, and Muncie/Delaware County. For more information on the Indiana Glass Trail, contact the Kokomo Visitors Bureau toll free at 800.837.0971 or send e-mail to phobson@visitkokomo.org.