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Fresh Sheet: Take-and-bake pizza scales new heights at Adelo’s

Take-and-bake pizza from a place that doesn’t start with Papa, and end with Murphy’s?

You bet. Kim and Matthew Howse have opened Adelo’s Pizza at 9021 N. Indian Trail Road in north Spokane.

“We followed our competitor … but we’ve taken things up a notch. We have a much better crust and we have some specialty pizzas that have been really popular,” Kim Howse says.

How does this sound: Smoked barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese, chicken, red onions and tart apple slices? Or, how about a base of spicy peanut sauce topped with mozzarella, chicken, green onions, red peppers and jumbo prawns? They also offer a Mediterranean-inspired chicken pizza with feta, spinach and sun-dried tomato, as well as a Buffalo chicken pizza that includes barbecue sauce, onions and blue cheese crumbles. The specialty options are offered in 13-, 15- and 17-inch sizes, for $11.99, $13.99 and $14.99, respectively. (Add $1 to each size for the Thai Chicken pizza.)

Adelo’s also offers an array of traditional pies, starting at $8.99 for the smallest cheese pizza. It’s $10.99 for the largest. Each topping is another buck. The largest Adelo’s Classic includes pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and black olives for $14.99. The Primo is topped with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, onions, green peppers, black olives and mushrooms for $15.99 if you get the biggest pizza.

The Howses were high school sweethearts at Spokane’s Shadle Park and they later married. The name of their new business is an amalgam of their son’s name and their daughter’s nickname. It opened in late January on their third wedding anniversary.

Adelo’s also offers more that 200 different bottled microbrews. Customers can mix-and-match six packs or there’s Jones Sodas for the kids. The menu also includes salads, Buffalo wings, garlic bread and dessert pizzas, including apple pie pizza and s’mores pizza with marshmallows, crushed graham crackers and chocolate.

They have a limited delivery area and accept their competitor’s coupons. The phone number is (509) 464-0110 and the Web site is

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