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matchbox american kitchen + spirits Restaurant Review: Taking over a large restaurant space that has been home to many other brands, this branch of matchbox american kitchen + spirits draws in the crowds like a culinary magnet. Families, singles, good pals meeting up, and mini celebration groups gravitate to a restaurant that is known for its wood-grilled pizzas and all-American food. Along with whatever else you decide to order, be sure to try the pizza --- the big ones come at 17 inches round --- because the flavor combos really sizzle; the kitchen offers 16 house specials plus topping choices for the adventurous palate. But the real winner must be the pepperoni, spicy Italian sausage, crispy bacon, tomato sauce and mozzarella. Also offered are notable burgers, but if you are eyeing the salads or other main dish offerings, get your burger fix with the appetizer sliders. Serious entrées include crab-crusted rockfish, seared sea scallops and braised beef short ribs. For dessert, the best way to try everything may be with the “trio,” combining molten chocolate cake, donuts and sorbet. Brunch offers variations on that favorite morning drink, the Bloody Mary, to supplement an egg-and-sausage pizza or Bloody Mary burger topped with a fried egg.