Planning a snow day adventure or long winter weekend at Mount Rainier? Make it a point to stop in the nearby town of Wilkeson at a hidden gem of a pizzeria called Carlson Block. Located right below the big, bright “Carlson’s” sign, this 1900-era brick building that once housed a hotel, bar, and café now fires up drool-worthy pizzas topped with fresh ingredients. The unmistakable speckled char of a wood-fired crust gives the pizza a smoky bite. Simple and seasonal toppings along with the classics like house-made sausage and fresh-made mozzarella cheese make this a pizza worth stopping for (or driving for). After a full day of snowshoeing or backcountry skiing in one of our state’s most beautiful surroundings, reward your appetite with a little slice of heaven.