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A Place to Call Home: Pizza, brew and a great view

On a gorgeous summer morning after enjoying tea and “crumpets” with a friend at Pappalecco on San Elijo, I strolled around the corner to Best Pizza & Brew, 102 Aberdeen, for a meeting with Manager Mitchell Millar. Even though the restaurant was closed, it was already a beehive of activity as they prepared for the day. The windows were open and the sea breeze was floating in.

Mitchell told me he has been in the restaurant business for six years from host, delivery driver, busboy and up the ladder to manager so he has extensive experience — and I might add a bubbling personality,

When I ask him about the name, he said they have a Best Pizza in Mira Mesa but in Solana Beach it is called Pizza Nova. Mitchell, who is 22, has lived in California for 18 years, currently residing in Solana Beach.

When not greeting the public and serving pizzas, he enjoys surfing and golf.

He likes our community, finds folks friendly and has been involved in beach cleanups. He generously gave gift certificates for the Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library Volunteer Breakfast and I was a proud winner of one.

For your dining pleasure, you have a choice of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pastas, desserts and needless to say, pizza. They serve both specialty and custom pizzas as well as pizza by the slice.

Beverage selections are beer, of course, or you may choose from eight different wines they offer.

From the interior as well as on the patio, one can enjoy a view of the Blue Pacific and Carpentier Parkway, which we have been told is currently undergoing a massive, needed cleanup.

The view, the lovely exterior, friendly atmosphere and food selection of Best Pizza & Brew adds to the many other reasons Cardiff-by-the-Sea is the place we love to call home.