Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Pie Pizzeria

Where: The Pie Pizzeria, 273 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City

Who Went: Chelsey, Owen, Devynne, Mom & Grandma

Number of Visits: 3

What We Ordered: Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza, The Wise Guy Pie, Rootbeer

What It Cost: ~$45.00

What We Thought:

As any BYU student who's trying to look cool and know stuff about "that other school up north" is aware, the Pie Pizzeria is where it's at. Located at this super shady place around the corner and down a narrow staircase, the Pie Pizzeria is one of the quintessential university hangouts near the U. Very grungy and pub-like inside, the brick walls are full of signatures and illustrations from people who have visited this pizza joint. Even my grandma left her mark! We got 2 of the second-largest size of pizza, which was completely unnecessary for six people because by the time we were full, there was practically a whole pizza left!

I've always been a fan of the Pie, and our recent visit there did not disappoint! I'm especially hooked on their buffalo chicken ranch pizza - every other buffalo chicken pizza is pale and pathetic in comparison. The slightly spicy sauce, thinly sliced red onions, and piles of delicious cheese make this pizza perfection. You don't go to the Pie Pizzeria looking for a healthy pizza option. Their pizzas are loaded with toppings and aim to satisfy. I love their thick and garlicky crust, and am impressed with how quickly they whip out these pizzas even though they are pretty much always busy.

Though of course the second pizza we got did have slightly healthy ingredients - don't worry, I'm not fooling myself into believing this is diet food, I just like the flavors of these toppings! The Wise Guy pizza had chicken, artichoke hearts, fresh tomatoes, spinach leaves, marinara sauce, chopped basil and a balsamic vinegar reduction. DELICIOUS! I would highly recommend this flavor, and want to replicate it at home as soon as I remember to buy fresh basil from the grocery store...

What You Should Do: Even the biggest BYU die-hard fan needs to get a taste of this University of Utah establishment! Their pizzas are enormous, very filling, decently priced, and full of amazing flavors. They even have a few different vegetarians options, each which looks more appetizing than the next. They cater to a university student audience, so just make sure you're not wearing a BYU shirt...Plus, I dare you to take your grandma there - she'll love it! :)

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