Sometime back I wrote about what was once there, and it reminds me of the many occasions I ate there, during and way after college. I went to the University nearby. Here is my growing and storied history of pizzas I’ve had in the area.
What was once there was a solid, sometimes fantastic restaurant with great pizza, overall good food, and reasonable prices. What it also had going for them was 25 years of history and goodwill within the neighborhood. But times have changed.
This is not the Towson I remember from 10, even 5 years ago. Towns and cities change, adapt, and grow, and sometimes the small businesses feel the brunt of it, and either close up, or move away. But this is happening everywhere, not just close to home. Well it may be happening close to your home…
So this is a review of two visits as we lead into Towson’s Christmas tree lighting which will take place today, as in the day this article is posted (12/1/17) literally footsteps away.
When a pizzeria promotes three slices for $6.00, you have to do a double take. But that’s exactly what Eatalian Bistro is promoting. It’s unheard of. This constitutes stealing, this constitutes too good to be true, but most importantly this constitutes expressing gratitude and thanks. I just don’t see a deal lasting like this forever. If it does, you’ll at least have a regular customer out of me.
And with that, a total of six slices will be reviewed, but in really simple fashion.
The first visit led me to order a cheese, meat lovers, and a bit of a unique slice, chicken and mushroom. What I love about going to places with slices is you never know what you’re going to get. Not every slice will be available every day. And the unpredictability factor leads to making different orders at time, and keeps it from being all too familiar.
These are good slices. They aren’t going to change your life, or make you think this is the best pizza ever. I didn’t see it like that. But if you’re going to judge a place on the cheese, then this place will do just fine.
The meat lovers was a bit heavy for me, but that’s also a personal thing along with a reflection on the pizza or the pizza makers themselves. The chicken and mushroom was good, but I think it’s capable of being a great a second time. Too bad I didn’t get that chance because on my…
Second visit threw some changes. Where there were no white pizzas during round one, this appearance brought about a white broccoli and white spinach, so I had to get both. And to spice things up, I went with the Sicilian. No chicken and mushroom on display this time. Like I said, different and unpredictable is good.
The white slices were pleasant and I thought better than anything I had the first time, except for maybe the plain. These are well done, if not safe in how they were prepared. I’ll say the crust tasted better this go around. You can see the pictures and understand why. You see a little more golden brown that you don’t see in the previous slices.
The Sicilian was my least favorite. Depending on where you go, these things can be incredible or an absolute disaster. I’ll put this in the middle. The cheese and tomato sauce didn’t work for me, but it could easily work for you.
The colors look like Christmas. I didn’t plan for this, so I like how this came together naturally without me thinking about it or forcing it. That does make me happy.
However, the staff each time has been friendly, approachable, and happy to help. This restaurant is only a few months old and deserves every opportunity to succeed if they’re putting themselves out there to provide the best food and serve it can.
In the spirit of the holidays, and all year round, I’m wishing the best for Eatalian Bistro, and hope that it becomes a staple of the neighborhood like many businesses have been able to do so.
And with those holiday spirits and wishes, the events going on in Towson are on this flyer below.
It’s December and there’s plenty of days and weekends starting with this one to get all your Christmas in. I plan on doing my best to get involved in as much Christmas spirit as I can.
Have a blessed one, and happy holidays!
Peace Be With You.