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Dishing Out Dough

Boonville pub offers new take on traditional flatbread

Boonville, Indiana’s latest downtown restaurant, 3rd Street Saloon at 118 S. 3rd St., has been dishing out its traditional tavern cuisine of burgers and barbecue for about a year, but the plate that caught Evansville Living’s eye from this eatery was the light and robust Caprese flatbread.

“I had a Caprese salad on the menu, and with the challenges of getting heirloom tomatoes in that were in good condition, I went with a flatbread on this next menu cycle,” says Head Chef C.J. Hammack, who constructed most of the menu of what he calls “upscale pub food.”

The Italian-influenced dish begins with flatbread dough spread with pesto sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes, and chopped basil. The flatbread is then sliced into six pieces and drizzled with a sweet balsamic glaze.

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