This will be the first post of the the Pizza Pals. Currently I am the only pal posting. So hi. I don’t know where this blog is going, other than when I encounter a new pizza place or something pizza related, a post will follow. So there could be two days between posts or two weeks.
I went to The Arthouse in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore last night. It was my only my second time visiting. The first time was earlier this year and I thought it was incredible. I honestly don’t remember what pie I had. But I loved it. Maybe I had massive expectations the second time around.
The three pies purchased are pictured above – Cheese; White; and French Onion. The latter to try something different.
I thought the cheese was decent, but I have had better slices at local pizza parlors near my house. This is not to discredit this pie. Something just seemed missing here. It was a notch below what I feel a pricier restaurant pie should be.
The white pizza was really tasty. I have never heard of white sauce referred to as Behamel Sauce. So that was pretty cool. With the Ricotta, garlic sauce, and mozzarella mixed together; we have a great combination. A very tasty medley of flavors.
The French Onion tasted just like the soup. It was a very creative idea. The caramelized onions were delicioso. The chives were a nice touch and I could really taste them.
The dough was thin and cooked very well in their brick ovens. A definite complement to the cheese, sauces, and seasonings.
But all in all, maybe I had such massive expectations, that overall I thought this go around was just good. Nothing amazing. I really wanted to love everything, but it did not quite happen. I will be going back again.
Thanks so much for your time.