The Pizza Shop
Next to tacos, pizza is probably the best late night food. It’s the thing you crave when you’re sitting at home, the delivery places have closed, and dammit all you want in the world is a freaking pizza.
Which is why late-night food trailers are awesome.
There’s a new late-night pizza joint on South 1st Street called The Pizza Shop. It’s open til 3 a.m., they project movies on a screen while you wait for and/or eat pizza and they make a damn good Brooklyn style pie.
It was around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday when I decided my coworkers and I could probably use a giant Brooklyn pie, so I ran over to The Pizza Shop to get one. The Shop is only a couple weeks old, so I forgive them for not stocking enough peppers so I could order the sausage and pepper pizza that first caught my eye. Andrew, the guy behind the counter, was super nice and suggested I go for the fancy White Truffle pizza instead. It turned out to be a good move, pleasing the vegetarians and foodies that I work with.
The crust was nothing to write home about, just a decent thin crust, but this was definitely a Brooklyn, fold-it-up-the-middle-and-have-a-napkin-ready-for-the-grease pie. The slices were enormous and thin, with a layer of perfect cheese (mozzarella and a truffled teleggio cheese) that was further covered in truffled olive oil and minced garlic. The pie also had artichokes, baby portabello slices and tomato. It avoided my two pet peeves of vegetables on pizza – dropping practically raw slices on there, or having veggies so cooked and stewed they are like slimy aliens on top. The artichokes and mushrooms were cooked and flavorful, but still had texture to them, and they blended well with the cheese, garlic and truffle. The small bites of tomato were an extra add-on, and gave a brightness to the flavor of the whole thing.
The pizzas at The Pizza Shop aren’t cheap, but they aren’t horrendously priced either. I consider $22 for a fancy truffle pizza to be a pretty decent price, considering how expensive plain delivery pizza is these days.
The menu included other items that I’m curious to try, like the aforementioned sausage and peppers pizza or the Golden Fig, with olive oil, garlic, mozzarella, goat cheese, roasted fig and hot capicola (a thin sliced Italian ham.)
Check out The Pizza Shop on Facebook.