In the perpetual search for the best pizza in Austin, I am tentatively appointing a new leader: East Side Pies, 1401 Rosewood (next door to Sold Out 4 Christ ministries, near the Carver library and Long Branch Inn). Last night was our first order from there, so they haven’t established a track record, but damn, that was a good pizza. New York style thin crust. Excellent ingredientsâ€”Gwen, who doesn’t even eat meat, agreed â€œthat’s some damn good sausage.â€
The now-dethroned Parlor still has a damn good pizza with a slightly thicker crust, not to mention an ambience with a certain je ne sais quoi.
I’m still holding out for a good Chicago-style stuffed pizza (sadly, Mangia no longer counts as â€œgoodâ€), but I can be quite content with East Side Pies and the Parlor.
And now that I live on the east side, where many delivery places fear to tread, I can say â€œsuck itâ€ to the west side, because we’ve got better pizza here anyhow.