We, the Pizza = awesome
Persistently unimpressed with almost all pizza by the slice (bland, greasy, questionable provenance and age), I tried We, the Pizza with some skepticism. Boy, was I wrong.
The slices I tried were super-fresh, the ingredients good quality, and they toast it up to order, so when it arrived on my plate it tasted extremely fresh. Fantastic crust: not thin, but not greasy or doughy either; it's puffy and the bottom has a nice sharp crunch to it. Ingredients on the three flavors I tried (the white pizza, the mushroom, and the salami) were really good. Logically, the salami was the oiliest of the three, but the white and mushroom slices were not greasy at all, and the little puffs of ricotta cheese on the white pizza were super creamy. (When I return, I'll be making a beeline for the white pizza.)
And, oh my God, the homemade sodas There are 10 or so flavors, they're custom-mixed with soda water and have really good, strong, bold flavor. Had the sour cherry and DH had the pineapple-cilantro. Now, just plotting a quick return to try the others.
I'll be back. Very soon. Like, today.
Really? I went on Saturday night. I found it OK, not as good as 7th Hill or Matchbox. I'm also originally from NY so tend to be a little bit picky. The bottom crust was nice, the exterior a little too yeasty. I had the mushroom pizza and found it a little overwhelming. My husband very much liked his sausage and peppers pizza though.
okay - quickly the bad: prices are high on everything - two slices and homemade soda was nearly $14 (the price of a whole pizza anywhere else). my homemade coconut soda was basically soda water and coconut milk -- hmmm...
now the good: everything else! the crust is right on -- crisp, crusty, chewy with a slight saltiness. i tested both a regular slice and a cast iron slice and the crust was equally delicious. they don't skimp on toppings and they mean what they say. wild mushroom offerings at other places means mostly white button with a few torn bits of oyster mushroom. this one was full of woodsy tastes. the greek in all of us pan pizza was deliciously salty with olives and feta.
overall though -- does not compare to a $2 NYC slice. that's just how it goes. remember, the secret to NYC is in the water.
better executed than good stuff (but i wouldn't throw that burger out of bed either). don't believe the hate -- go and try it for yourself.
I met an out of town friend at WTP tonight for dinner. Following closely behind us was Michelle Obama and Sasha! And of course about 6 SS guys. This turned out to be a great venue for them as they could eat at the big communal table upstairs, and the narrow area that leads to that table could be blocked off by the SS, with another SS guy at the foot of the stairs. Very exciting! I noticed she and Sasha got homemade sodas, but that's all I could notice about what they ate. They were preoccupied with talking to each other.
Now onto my meal. I'd tasted their pizza so I really wanted to try one of their sandwiches. I had my heart set on the porchetta. I really wish I had asked to have it described before I ordered it. I thought it was awful - VERY disappointing. The sub roll was really good, so I still have hope that the other subs might be better. The porchetta was a cold sub, which I didn't expect. It contained a small amount of not-particularly-flavorful pork and a HUGE amount of a wet, overly salty, way-too-mayonnaisey cole slaw. Never again.
On the bright side, I got a very soury cherry soda, which was delicious. I had gotten a coconut soda on another occasion and wasn't impressed. This one though was a real winner. Sour cherries, mint...my mouth is watering remembering it!