I thought the pizza wasn’t up to par with what they were charging, and the creative slices.
One look at their full menu will tell you all you need to know about how dynamic and daring some of their signature pies are. But daring doesn’t always translate to good. Some of us want our simple cheese slices that are affordable, ready to go, and harmless
There’s the flip side. Do you want it too much on the unique and chaotic side, or will a simple plain do?
Well why am I rambling on about a place I already wrote about? Well I have a reason. And along with that, they’ve since opened a second location not far away in downtown Towson, MD. They don’t have a website but hopefully this will help.
I found myself at their new locaotion, like I always do when it comes to where I choose to eat, rather serendipitously (no such thing as coincidence) and just in time for lunch.
They had an even wider array of slices that I wouldn’t think to make. However, this some of these slices bordered on chaotic. And chaos, no matter how organized and clean, may intimidate some. Not me. I say bring on the mayhem.
And I was hoping for a major upgrade from my original visit. Now onto the pies…
I don’t know what it is, but I just tend to be in the mood for mushrooms from time to time. So with further adieu how did my slices turn out?
First up was the the Chicken Marsala. I’ll tell you what, the pieces of chicken on top of this slice were fantastic. I couldn’t tell if they were marinated or chicken cutlets. But either way it was a good start. This is more about the pie than the makers themselves. This was a little too rich for me on the inside. I’m assuming they used marsala wine to add to the sauce. And it just didn’t work for me. The crust was heated maybe just a little too golden brown and burnt on some ends that it did lose some of its flavor on top of the pie Not the best slice I’ve ever had nor the worst.
Now we go to the Tomato Mushroom Pestocado. Now if I said anything wrong about the title of this slice, please correct me. This was good. The fresh uncooked tomatoes on top added so much to this pizza. The lukewarm mushrooms added a little something else. Whether it was meant to be cooked more doesn’t matter. I dug it. And I’m assuming this was an avacado based pesto as part of the well, base of the pie. I may be wrong on that too but the main thing I felt took away from this was there was too much ricotta cheese and it wasn’t very good. That’s when I realized this was a white pizza with all kinds good goodness piled on top. Take out the ricotta, this is a really good slice. The crust was heated better on this one too.
The two staff members working the counter could not have been nicer. They made the experience so much better.
What I did find troubling is the $10 total I paid for both of my slices. I know these are on the gourmet end but $10 did feel a tad steep. Luckily the do have lunch specials where two cheese slices and one drink do only cost $6 and change. We’re only talking a few dollars here but I’m looking at this from all areas.
Since there’s so many unique slices to choose from, this is only the beginning. I almost feel I could run a supplementary blog for all their outside the box slices. I love that and I love when folks break tradition and go their own way.
Another visit is in order and soon.
Here’s my ever growing history of the pizza of Towson.
Happy New Year,