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Brownstone Pizza in Eagle Rock

PurpleTeeth Oct 13, 2007 06:04 PM

Just tried the new (grand opening today) pizza place in Eagle Rock on Colorado Blvd. This Area needed a place just like this. This is NY style pizza and in our opinion it is a well done rendition. Everyone has their opinion on what ideal NY pizza is but this place in definatly worth a try. Very nice friendly staff. The sauce in excellent. Looking forward to going back. They should have their Beer and wine license in 6 months. Get there!

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    tag heuer RE: PurpleTeeth Oct 18, 2007 01:04 PM

    I just popped in to Brownstone for lunch today. Damn, that pizza was f***ing good!! Big NYC slices and about as thin as a cracker. It was comparable to Mulberry Street Pizza, but now I don't have to go all the way to Beverly Hills for a good slice. I hope they spif the place up a little...get some art on the walls and sign out front or somethin'. Not the nicest room to eat in. The pizza is pretty great though. Will go back soon!

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      N. Jean RE: PurpleTeeth Dec 28, 2007 05:51 PM

      Casa Bianca watch out, Brownstone delivers a much better pizza. I had their margherita and it was amazing, great crust and quality ingredients. Can't wait for delivery to start.

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        Clyde RE: PurpleTeeth Jan 3, 2008 08:50 AM

        i just tried this place on new years eve. we called about 5 minutes before they were closing and they made us two pizza's to go. this was THE BEST pizza i've had in a long time. If i had to do a taste test between one slice from here and one from vito's, i don't think i could distinguish between the two.

        1. mrshankly RE: PurpleTeeth Jan 3, 2008 10:46 AM

          I absolutely LOVE their pizza. It's a delicious and well proportioned pizza made by people who are pretty serious about the quality and consistency of their product. I place it easily in my top three pizza places in LA. Most importantly, I finally have a great pizza place on my side of town to go to. And as far as Casa Bianca goes, well, there's really no competition... Brownstone is in a whole different echelon of pizza making and quality.

          BTW, I've read of people questioning the proportion of cheese that is on their pizza, and I (after taste testing with extra cheese) find that their proportions are perfect for my tastes.

          Brownstone pizza is definitely a keeper in my books!!!

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            estone888 RE: PurpleTeeth Jan 3, 2008 01:37 PM

            I had lunch there today - a slice of simple pepperoni pizza. It was certainly among the best I've had in L.A. - the others being Vito's and Petrillo's. I was there just after they opened and maybe the oven wasn't quite hot enough yet, but the crust was a bit soggier than it should be. It was still a very tasty crust and the toppings and balance of ingredients couldn't have been better. Very nice people, too. It's a lot closer to where I live than my other faves, so they've made a regular out of me.

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              WildSwede RE: estone888 Jan 3, 2008 01:58 PM

              I, too, liked it. However, I realized that getting it cooked well done makes it even better!! And, of course, eating it steaming hot from the oven, too. The slice that had cooled was not as good as the one I ate straight out of the oven (and yes, burned the roof of my mouth on - but it was worth it!!).

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                mrshankly RE: WildSwede Jan 3, 2008 03:31 PM

                Agreed WildSwede... the fresh pizza with well done crust is definitely the way to go. BTW, the taco truck with the great burritos that I posted to you a while back is just a few blocks west of Brownstone!

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                  PurpleTeeth RE: mrshankly Jan 3, 2008 03:48 PM

                  OMG the Buche Taco at that place is awsome!

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                    WildSwede RE: mrshankly Jan 4, 2008 08:37 AM

                    I am definitely hitting up that taco truck - I swear!! ;-)

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                      PurpleTeeth RE: WildSwede Jan 4, 2008 10:28 AM

                      It's in the Valcaro Gas station east of Eagle Rock Blvd no place to sit we usually take home or walk up the street to Hill drive and sit on a curb

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                        WildSwede RE: PurpleTeeth Jan 4, 2008 11:58 AM

                        Thanks! I have it on my list! ;-)

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                          mrshankly RE: WildSwede Jan 4, 2008 12:24 PM

                          Right in front of the Comfort Inn on Colorado Blvd just west of Eagle Rock Blvd across the street from Bank of America... opens after 8pm and stays open until 3am... all meat burrito with cheese... oh, and the quesadilla with meat... yummm. Not sure if this is the same one that PurpleTeeth is referring to although I'd love to try that one as well if it's not the same as mine... so many taco trucks, so little time!! Hey, wasn't this thread about pizza? lol

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                            WildSwede RE: mrshankly Jan 4, 2008 12:49 PM

                            Yeah, but you know a true CH's mind cannot focus on only one type of food for longer than a minute!! ;-)

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                              PurpleTeeth RE: mrshankly Jan 4, 2008 01:16 PM

                              Actually it's is not but I like that one as well good beef but that's it. The one I am talking about is Blue and has excellent Buche, Lengua and Cabeza. Also their Pastor is yummmy. Mmmm need tacos now!

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                  silverlakebodhisattva RE: PurpleTeeth Jan 5, 2008 09:52 PM

                  Hit there this afternoon; Cam the Chowpup had all-day rugby practice in Eagle Rock, so by 3:30, he and his buddy were in serious need of carbs. We had basic cheese pizza. Could have been served a little hotter, and could have used a touch more sauce; otherwise, excellent N.Y. style. Gives Casa Bianca a run for the money, with no wait! Possibly the best pie east of Vito's, if they're consistent.

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                    Jaysonr RE: PurpleTeeth Feb 15, 2008 08:54 AM

                    THE BEST PIZZA IN TOWN!!!! If you haven't gone yet, GO! You won't be disappointed!

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                      Clyde RE: Jaysonr Feb 15, 2008 10:14 AM

                      i agree, this is the best pizza i've had in LA (grew up in NY, i know pizza...). this place just makes me happy.

                    2. stevenclaire RE: PurpleTeeth Nov 1, 2008 09:05 PM

                      I just have to say another word about Brownstone Pizza. I have really tried to like this place but I give up.First 3 attempts involved very long waits for mediocre pizza. So today, I said let's just get a a few slices and see. well after a 15 minute wait for a few slices to be heated up and put in a box to take home I was once again disappointed. The pizza was tough and chewy, the crust was burnt black on most of the slices and the sauce and cheese were tasteless. I will not be back!!

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                        macnut RE: PurpleTeeth Nov 29, 2008 06:21 PM

                        So I caught the episode of "We Mean Business" on A&E this am and wanted to check out this place after seeing the reviews here. I'm no big fan of the whole "New York" style pizza but I do like a good pie.

                        We ordered a veggie combo and added pepperoni and sausage since they had no combo that contained meat.

                        If you saw the show, In the end the owners pretty much dissed the designers and took down most of the features they installed like the menu board which forced us to order off little printed menus where the prices were incorrect. Additional toppings were listed at $2 each for the large, but we were charged $3 each. Now for 3 bucks, you would think the toppings would be loaded but we actually had to hunt for the pepperoni and sausages. We could not even tell they were there.

                        The pie didn't take too long to arrive and it was good but I would not call it great. The crust was black (like a previous poster said) but I kind of liked that. It definitely helped that we ate it there piping hot out of the oven. It was kind of bland and there was to much moisture from the fresh tomatoes because they buried them rather than toasting out the moisture on top. The crust was top notch though.

                        I hope this place lasts but I doubt it will... Maybe if the owners had actually taken the advice (and the generous upgrades and ideas the TV show provided them) they might have a better shot.

                        I might go back but I would not go out of my way to eat there again.

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                          laeditormatthew RE: PurpleTeeth Dec 3, 2008 10:24 AM

                          Brownstone is AMAZING, i dont know what people are eating when they call it soggy or flavorless. They have the PERFECT nyc slice meant to be folded and scarfed. Fresh ingredients, sauce and INCREDIBLY nice staff (they gave me free pie the first time i came in before they got the CC machine and i was cashless) Having eaten at Pizzeria Bianco and countless other of the best in the country i seriously feel like bstone is rock solid!

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                            risottoman RE: laeditormatthew Dec 3, 2008 03:15 PM

                            are you serious? how can you compare brownstone to bianco or mozza?

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                              laeditormatthew RE: risottoman Dec 3, 2008 05:26 PM

                              haha easily, it's damn good. I mean yes, they don't have hundred dollar imported sausage burrata and fennel on it but it is solid amazing everyday pizza. Yes B&M are both epic pizza places but who has the time or funds to deal with that on a regular basis, all things considered brownstone is just as good. Sorry.

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                              Clyde RE: laeditormatthew Dec 3, 2008 03:34 PM

                              i agree- it's a near perfect slice! though i've never tried bianca, mozza didn't impress me as i like NY style pizza.

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