I’ve never been a pizza fan. Even as a kid at birthday parties, I was the odd one out, eating a hotdog while the other kids chowed down on a big slice of plain or pepperoni. This past weekend, though, my family and I stopped on the way home from a trip to D.C. to the one place where I don’t mind taking a big bite of pizza: the Stained Glass Pub.
My parents grew up in the Wheaton area, so whenever we’re nearby, they are constantly pointing out landmarks; places they went to with friends, where they went to school, and where their favorite restaurants were. A lot has changed in the area over the years, but the Stained Glass Pub is one place that has stayed the same, and that my parents can count on for a darn good piece of pizza.
The pub is a small restaurant, but has a lot to offer. Its infamous stained glass windows bring truth to its name. Half of the restaurant is a bar for the adults to have a good time; the other half is family style and can accommodate big groups. It’s located conveniently on Layhill road, making it walkable from the Glenmont Metro Station.
Although it may not look like anything fancy from the outside, there’s a reason the Pub has been around for so long: its amazing food. The Pub offers everything from fish, to pasta, their signature pizzas, and more. As my dad says, “there’s something about the way that the cheese and sauce combine; there’s no pizza like pub pizza.”
What I like most about the pub is that it lets my generation step back into time a little bit. Older generations often make comments about how the county has changed over the years, and how some places are completely unrecognizable. I like going to the Stained Glass Pub knowing that it was good enough to stand the test of time; people liked what the pub had to offer then, and they still like it now.
If you are ever in the Wheaton/Silver Spring area, stop in for a few slices. Get more information at www.stainedglasspub.net.