Last week, Kim saw that the Good Pie was donating 50% of their sales to Haiti and wanted to know if we were interested in having some pizza for dinner. Bob and I were all over that. Donating money for Haiti relief and trying out new restaurant? Two birds. One stone. Done.
When checking out the website, don’t be fooled by the photo of the beautiful stone stove on the front. This is NOT a fancy place. With the exposed brick walls, high exposed steel beams and various old bicycles adorning the walls, it had more of a intimate, divey bar than a fancy pizzeria. Because we were there to donate money, we all ordered a salad to start off and then each had our own pizza. I had the Chopped Salad, which had salami and topped with a creamy Italian dressing. A simple salad but delicious. Then I ordered the Pizza of the Day, which had pancetta, pecorino and rosemary. I was a bit taken aback by how thin the pizza was, calling it flatbread pizza would definitely be good way to describe it. Each pizza that came out was unique, none were a perfect circle, giving the pizza a rustic feel to it. I liked it. And you could tell it was cooked in a wood-burning oven, some parts were a bit charred and there was that smokey flavor in the crust. It took me until I finished the pizza to finally pinpoint what the crust tasted like: naan. If you love naan, then you will absolutely enjoy this place.
Since this is down by the SLU, it’s a bit of a jaunt from the County, but I would say, the next time you’re in the area, you should drop by there to check it out. Good, simple food. (And, if it’s too crowded, since it is a small place, you can always run over to Pappy’s instead.)