Zelo's Cornmeal Crust Pizza. Yum!
(As usual, the food pics are on my blog: http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2008/...)
Zelo was recommended by a friend of mine as "the best pizza in town" so obviously I had to check it out. I suggested it to a group of friends when we were meeting up - funny, we seemed to have pizza everytime we meet up ...
What's so unique about Zelo is their cornmeal crust, and their signature pizza is their Corn pizza:
This consisted of the cornmeal crust+white corn+marinated onions+mozzarela+chives. Being a corn lover, this pizza was totally awesome! The cornmeal crust is definitely different, and unlike regular dough, actually has flavor and (when done right) enhances the whole pizza.
You can order by the slice, half, or a whole pizza. They're normally cut up into six slices but since there were four of us, the workers were nice enough to cut them into fours for us :) extra points for service ;)
Below is the the corn pizza and the mushroom pizza (from the specials):
The corn, like I said, was *amazing*. The mushroom pizza was also good. The basil and sundried tomatoes were a really nice touch, but it still can't compare to the corn one.
We also got another of the specials, the spinach pesto. It's apparently very popular so it shows up on the specials a lot.
I think pesto makes everything that much better, so naturally I like this one a lot! They put a lot of pesto sauce. Spinach, pesto, and basil? How can you go wrong? The corn is still our favorite though (A friend of mine told the waiter that he should've told us to just order the corn pizza and nothing else :P But I'm glad I got the spinach pesto too!).
We ordered three slices for each person, which ended up being A LOT, since the cornmeal crust made the pizza very dense and very, very filling.
328 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA 91006
I still think it's one of the best around. We can't really compare with other styles of pizza, obviously, but it is really really good. And yea, worth the drive, no doubt about it.
The corn and the mushroom are both my favorites. Turns out corn is their most popular and 8 out of every 10 pies sold is corn. ...and it was created by accident! How about that?
Zelo is a fantastic place that I'm very happy to support.