BY SAMANTHA HEARN

Looking for some New York style pizza or Philly style cheesesteaks? Look no further than Westshore Pizza and Cheesesteaks, Brentwood’s newest casual restaurant on Ward Circle.

The restaurant, based originally out of Tampa, came to Brentwood three weeks ago as Tennessee’s only franchise of the restaurant.

Located at 214 Ward Circle in Maryland Farms, the restaurant also serves pastas, salads, subs and more.

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All the dough at Westshore is hand-made fresh every day. // HOME PAGE MEDIA GROUP // SAMANTHA HEARN

“Even though we’re based in Tampa, everything’s really Northern-style,” General Manager Ryan Holmes said. “The best things are definitely the pizza and the cheesesteaks, and we hand roll our own dough and everything is made in-house.”

Westshore also serves wings, but Holmes said they’re not average by any means.

“They’re huge,” he said. “We don’t serve little small wings, we have really, really big ones. We make them fresh, too. They take a little longer to prepare, but they’re worth the wait.”

Desserts include cannolis, New York style cheesecake, zeppole and more. Baked dinners like chicken parmigiana, homemade cheese lasagna and baked ziti are also available.

Westshore opened about three weeks ago in Maryland Farms. // HOME PAGE MEDIA GROUP // SAMANTHA HEARN
Westshore opened about three weeks ago in Maryland Farms. // HOME PAGE MEDIA GROUP // SAMANTHA HEARN

Holmes said in the restaraunt’s first few weeks of being open, business was good.

“It’s a very friendly vibe in here,” Holmes said. “It’s a good atmosphere. We also have beers on tap for those who want that, and we’re hoping to be able to sell liquor at some point.”

Previously, the space at Suite 400 where Westshore is now was empty. Holmes said it’s been refloored, redecorated and totally revamped for the new business. He also said as the restaurant looks forward, community involvement will be a key part of their team strategy.

“We want to invite churches to come hang out, get involved with the schools,” Holmes said. “For us, community involvement is going to be really important. We want to reach out to the people who live here and really create that family vibe.”

Having newly opened, the restaurant is still hiring.

“We’re looking for people who can really just dive right in and be reliable,” Holmes said. “We want people who want to move up, because we’re going to be expanding.”

Franklin may be the next spot for Westshore Pizza and Cheesesteaks, but nothing has been set in stone.

The restaurant is open every day, opening at 11 a.m. and closing on weeknights at 10 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant closes at 11 p.m. It is located at 214 Ward Circle, Suite 400.

For more information, visit www.westshorepizza.com.

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Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at samantha@brentwoodhomepage.com