Dish of the Week - Kitchen Sink Pizza at Urban Pie
As a general rule for food, and many other things, it’s tough to beat simple classics that are well-executed. But human nature tends to get the better of us, and we attempt to improve things that are already great, adding complexity and expense where it’s not needed. If you’ve ever had conveyor-belt sushi or a Unicorn Frappuccino, you understand.
This is why simple pleasures like the Kitchen Sink pizza at Urban Pie deserve to be celebrated. The Kitchen Sink is basically your classic supreme pizza: thin crust, red sauce, cheese, sausage, pepperoni, onions, mushrooms and olives. It’s what pops into your head when you think, “Mmm, pizza.” But that crust has amazing texture - as crisp as a cracker at the edges, yet sturdy enough to support the familiar toppings in the middle. It’s well-balanced, too; you can taste every component, and the toppings are generously distributed over each slice. It’s a small detail, but it shows that your pizza was made with care.
Urban Pie doesn’t try to make pizza you’ve never seen before. Rather, it does a great job making the kind of classic pizza you crave. It’s why Urban Pie is an institution in Kirkwood, and has outlasted plenty of other pizza joints in town. After 10 years in business, it's still growing; Urban Pie will break ground for a major expansion soon. But even when the restaurant has a bigger footprint, it has no plans to change its pizza. That's good news for the people who appreciate simple classics.
Urban Pie. 2012 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-373-2778, urbanpiepizza.com.
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