Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Best Pizza In The State

Monday night for family night, we went to Salt Lake to grab a bite to eat and see the lights at Temple Square. Originally, we'd planned on eating at a fast-food joint, but Kara, Melissa's sister, suggested we go to The Pie. If you've never been, you really need to go. It's a pizzeria in the basement of a pharmacy right next to the U of U campus (approximately 13th east and 2nd south, near Kingsbury Hall). I know the idea of eating pizza below an apothecary sounds a bit unappetizing, but it has had the honor of owning "Best Of State" on several occasions. No lie.

The atmosphere is fun, if a bit cramped-- you place an order up front near the door and when your order is ready, they call out your name over the loudspeaker. The place is a bit odd, and in truth the facility is wanting for more space and less of the dive feel to it. The brick walls have 20 years of names scrawled on them. The low lighting and the throbbing music lend it that college food-joint feel (which indeed it is). And unfortunately the bathrooms add to that tangible ambiance. The real reason for coming however is the food. The pizza is bar-none. They use fresh ingredients, gourmet cheeses, excellent meats, and fresh veggies. The result is amazing. 

I have eaten the following pizza there:

Chicken Ranch
Chicken Alfredo
Canadian Bacon & Pineapple

The last time prior to Monday night was during the Olympics in 2002. I definitely plan on not letting ti take that long again, especially now I know they have a location in South Jordan (amongst others). 

Their website?


Go. You know you want to...

-Jay

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